Tag: Los Angeles
Can a big city be truly sustainable in the age of climate change? Los Angeles is trying to find out.
On Wednesday, a three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided Lee Baca’s rights had not been violated during his trial – the appeals panel determined that the trial was fair and the conviction legally sound.
"This fight was won with union power AND community power."
Included in the agreement are pay increases for teachers, additional support staff in schools, smaller class sizes and the regulation of charter schools.
The strike follows months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, increased support staff along with pay raises.
"A strike is not a first resort for anyone. It's a last resort – especially for teachers who are asked to do more with less every day. And enough is enough."
The numbers are there to support the case for a city-owned bank, but a critical ingredient in effecting revolutionary change is finding the political will.
With corporations on a warpath to privatize schools, the future of public education is at stake across the country, and Los Angeles is ground zero for this struggle.