categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
 
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Education Last Updated: Jul 13, 2020 - 7:19:32 AM


LA Teachers Union Holds School Openings Hostage
By Monica Showalter
Jul 13, 2020 - 2:19:45 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/la_teachers_union_holds_school_openings_hostage_to_its_call_to_end_charter_schools.html


July 12, 2020

LA teachers union holds school openings hostage to its call to end charter schools

 

The left is going bonkers and one of the best places to see it is in the Los Angeles area teachers unions.

According to John Solomon's JustTheNews:

A major teachers union is claiming that the re-opening of schools in its district cannot occur without several substantial policy provisions in place, including a "moratorium" on charter schools and the defunding of local police.

United Teachers Los Angeles, a 35,000-strong union in the Los Angeles Unified School District, made those demands in a policy paper it released this week. The organization called on local authorities to "keep school campuses closed when the semester begins on Aug. 18."

The report says that the union is calling for all the social distancing measures for a re-open, which is arguably O.K., given that teachers with health vulnerabilities, such as obesity, might need extra protection. The union insists it's a call to protect little kids but the statistics show that children in fact are the least vulnerable to COVID and only a microscopically small number, something like four, have died.

Nope, it's a call to protect teachers and staff. Yet even that makes little sense across the district, given that teachers who want or need extra protection from COVID should be first in line to teach distance learning to students who might want or need it. But even that doesn't hold water. As distance teachers, they're a pretty sorry lot. According to the Los Angeles Times last March 30, 15,000 Los Angeles students never even showed up for their online classes, and another 40,000 only showed up sporadically. Teaching online is very difficult because teachers can't sense what kids are learning or whether they are tuning out.

Meanwhile, the union itself says it has its members backing it - it polled its 30,000 teachers, presumably online where an electronic trail is likely, and got 18,000 responses (not an impressive number really) and says it got this, according to LAist:

In a poll taken on Friday, 83% of UTLA members said LAUSD should not physically reopen schools on Aug. 18.

More than 18,000 of the union's 30,000-plus members responded to the informal poll. The poll inidcates the rank-and-file members of the union agrees with the position of the UTLA Board of Directors and the team that is bargaining with the school district over reopening.


Not a secret ballot? What might all those absentions mean? The teachers I know, who are good, are all anxious to return to their vocation.

It just suggest there's just something funny going on. They want the schools shut to advance a wide-ranging far-left political agenda they'll never get, so the schools will stay shut and many students won't get taught at all. They dropped several poison pills into their list of demands, extravagant poison pills, demanding a moratorium of charter schools, which parents and students want, to leave themselves with a monopoly over kids, including those who don't do well with distance learning.

Then it gets crazier. JustTheNews continues:

Yet the union goes even farther than those requests, calling for "local support" in the form of defunded police departments and the shuttering of charter schools.

Police violence "is a leading cause of death and trauma for Black people, and is a serious public health and moral issue," the union writes. The document calls on authorities to "shift the astronomical amount of money devoted to policing, to education and other essential needs such as housing and public health."

"Privately operated, publicly funded charter schools," meanwhile, "drain resources from district schools," the union states. The practice of "colocating" charter schools in existing structures, it continues, "adds students to campuses when we need to reduce the number of students to allow for physical distancing."

The union also demands the implementation of a federal Medicare-for-All program, several new state-level taxes on wealthy people, and a "federal bailout" of the school district.

The 17-page list of demands is here. What we see here is a union that can't deliver for kids as distance teachers, yet still wants to hold the entire district hostage to their calls for a wide far-ranging leftist agenda. No leftist agenda, no true teaching, just their brand of failed online learning.

The calls to shut the charter schools is particularly interesting, given that many motivated kids and their parents are going to do one of two things - either take to online learning like ducks to water, and then start asking themselves what they need public schools for, continuing on as homeschoolers. Or, they'll buck harder for charter schools, many of which intend to stay open, and flock to those. Either way, the teachers union loses, which is why they have charter schools in particular in their gunsights.

This explains why this union has barricaded itself in crazy demands. It's trying to hold on to a monopoly and to heck with whether the kids get educated or not. One can only hope that it backfires badly on them as more and more people come to ask themselves what good their output and crazed and growing list of demands are. Just shut the whole thing down.

[Some colour fonts and bolding added.].

 




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2020 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Education
Latest Headlines
Texas School Officials Caught Promoting Marxism & Terrorism
BBC Pushes ‘White Privilege’ Through Bitesize School Education Service
Insider Exposes LGBT Invasion of Public Schools
Columbia University to Hold Five Week ‘Deconstructing Whiteness’ Lecture Series For White Students
American University Students are Coddled, thin-skinned Snowflakes, and Social Media is to Blame
Democratic Socialists Of America Teams Up With Teachers Unions To Reform Schools
Rutgers University Tackles "Racist" Proper Grammar Standards
Universities Across America Want Students To Read This Book. We Did It For You...
Does Mathematics = Western Imperialism ?
Were Christians Always So Left-Wing ?
Rutgers University Declares Grammar 'Racist'
"Schools Steal This Joy From Children": Homeschool & Outdoor Programs See Huge Surge Amid COVID-19
At Princeton, Masters And Slaves
The University System Was Once the Jewel in Britain’s Crown, but not anymore… it needs a complete overhaul
‘Education’ or ‘child abuse’? Wife of ex-Clinton Adviser tells parents to WATCH PORN WITH KIDS, igniting internet
Kick The Culture War Off Campus
The Lost Boys? The White Working Class Is Being Left Behind
Smithsonian Museum: Individuality, Objective Thinking Are Signs of "Whiteness"
The Despicable Behavior Of Today's Academicians
A Curriculum of Indoctrination: How left-wing teaching unions are holding parents & children to ransom