The dismantling of public education and thus our democracy is ongoing IN LA. The head of UTLA, announced that teachers would fight Eli Broad's plan to expand the number of privately managed charter schools to include half the children in the city. '...the expansion will cripple public education, leaving the public schools with the students unwanted by the charters and removing resources and the best students. Who elected Eli Broad to decide what the shape of the LAUSD should be? Who gave him the power to redirect public funds to private entrepreneurs?' Their teachers have no job protections, work long hours, and can be fired at will. it is central to their purpose to disempower teachers. That is why the charter movement is supported by the staunchly anti-union Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas. '