See also: "LAUSD Supe Fires Lemon Teachers" and "Firing the Bad Teachers."
A few days ago, the teachers union wing of the California Democratic Party tarred the growing numbers of breakaway Democrats who, in sync with President Obama, point the finger at teachers unions as a big obstacle to fixing ... More >>
For the last eight years, education reformers have had a staunch ally in the L.A. mayor's office. From the start of his administration, Antonio Villaraigosa showed he was willing to fight the teachers' unions, and to pay a political price for it.But in a few months, Villaraigosa will be gone. And at ... More >>
Update: City News Service says he pleaded not guilty today in court.
The L.A. County District Attorney made the case against girls' softball coach and Fremont High School teachers' aide Alain Salas official today.
The 40-year-old was charged with "three counts of lewd act upon a child and one coun ... More >>
John Deasy, Los Angeles schools supe, might finally have something to grin about.
By Hillel Aron
It was a real kumbaya moment at the LAUSD school board today as Superintendent John Deasy and teachers union President Warren Fletcher held hands and announced that, after months of contract talks ... More >>
TV news reports over the weekend painted Rigoberto Ruelas as a dedicated elementary school teacher whose students celebrated his impact even after they had moved up the public-school ladder.
The 39-year-old hiker from South Gate went missing last week after he phoned in for a substitute to t ... More >>
UTLA President A.J. DuffyIn response to The Los Angeles Times series that published data purporting to show teacher performance and quality, hundreds of educators from the local teachers union demonstrated in front of the Times building Tuesday, accusing the paper of reckless and shoddy repo ... More >>
Jack ShaferSlate's Jack Shafer, the online magazine's raffish, tough press critic, looked at the L.A. Times ongoing education series and gave it a rousing endorsement. To review, the reporters have created a database using math and reading scores and then conducted a "value-added analysis" th ... More >>