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Is The Los Angeles Teacher Strike A Different Kind Of Strike?

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'In all strikes of the past, we could make one assumption safely--that everyone wanted, to see the public school district remain healthy and whole. This is no longer a safe assumption. Teachers across the country find themselves  working in an institution led by people who want to see that institution fail , and they are dealing with the problems created by systematic underfunding of public schools and a systematic devaluing of the teaching profession by leaders who believe that public education should be swept aside to make room for a system of private free market education.' This -- not the strike-- has to end! People  in positions of authority over public education want to dismantle public education and replace it with a network of private charter schools, a process often accelerated by starving public schools for funding in order to manufacture a crisis .'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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