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Why 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are ready to strike over huge class sizes

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Research conclusively shows that small classes benefit all students, but especially disadvantaged students of color, who reap twice the benefit from small classes. To add insult to injury, the district’s latest offer  increases the contractual maximum class sizes from 30 to 34 students per class in grades 4 and 5, and to 37 students per class in most middle school and high schools. LAUSD website supports the union’s position that average class sizes are probably far larger than 26 in every grade but K-3, with averages of more than 30 students per class in grades 4 through 8, and more than 40 in high school classes. 40% of L A thus,-- the argument currently is not about average class sizes but maximum class sizes — and more specifically, whether the district should adhere to any limits on class size at all. public schools have 30 or more students per class on average.

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Class size matters! Period. It is the one, consistent outcomes of research on learning. Leonie Haimison, has explained that as founder of the group called Class Size Matters,. Diane Ravitch says that she knows the research better than anyone else I know,"and Dr Ravitch knows EVERYONE.


Let me offerthis link to former asst Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch, whose blog offers TRUTH about what LEARNING REQUIRES. at a time when hedge funds and businesses are taking over the 'failing' public schools, to create a 'marketplace'. In doing this, they are destroying the local school boards and ignoring the needs of the children, and building in FAILURE. Read here how Arne Duncan lies about class size, as Haimison is quoted:" This is one of those common occurrences when teachers know what their students need. And they know it better than the non-educator/equity investor who now is in charge of the Los Angeles schools or the basketball player who used to be Secretary of Education."

"The argument currently between the union and the district is not about average class sizes but maximum class sizes and more specifically, whether the district should adhere to any limits on class size at all.

There is a waiver in the current contract that allows the district to ignore any and all class size caps, as long as they claim financial necessity and the administration has take advantage of this waiver every single year since the great recession in 2009."



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The privatization movement used to operate in stealth. It used to pretend to have grassroots support. Those days are over. As the public catches on to the empty promises of the charter industry and its intention to undermine democratic institutions, the charter funders have created a SWAT team to infiltrate targeted cities across the nation, promote charter schools, and buy their school boards.

These guys are not the Red Cross or the Salvation Army. They are paid vandals, on a mission to destroy public schools. They are out to destroy not just public schools, but local democracy. They should be ashamed. Usually, it is illegal to buy elections. This so-called City Fund brashly announces that it has raised nearly $200 millionwith more on the wayto disrupt public schools and buy elections. How is this legal?

Chalkbeat's Matt Barnum reports that vandals from the billionaire-funded "City Fund" have targeted seven cities, where they will use their millions to try to destroy public schools and to finance a takeover of the local school board.

"The City Fund has already given grants to organizations and schools in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Newark, Denver, San Antonio, St. Louis, and Nashville, according to one of the group's founders, Neerav Kingsland. Those grants amount to $15 million of the $189 million the group has raised, he told Chalkbeat.

"City Fund staffers have also founded a 501(c)(4) organization called Public School Allies, according to an email obtained by Chalkbeat, which Kingsland confirmed. That setup will allow the group's members to have more involvement in politics and lobbying, activities limited for traditional nonprofits...

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Lenny Isenberg was a LA teacher who blew the whistle on Social Promotion, and they came after him. He createdPerdaily.com where he has chronicled the swamp that is LAUSD, the second largest school system in the 15,880. That site shows the destruction, for example, getting rid of the experienced educators, so the charlatans could sell their failing methods and curricula-- for every tenured teacher fired, or any teacher not allowed to reach tenure, the district saved 60,000 in benefits.

With the budget about to be overwhelmed by budget obligations, instead of funding public education, the Eli Broad backed bureaucrats and corrupt politicians in LA, figured that thy could fabricate charges. Now the destruction is to the actual classroom practice. Jam in kids, so no teacher can actually help individuals to learn.


Go to Perdaily and see the results of the push to remove teachers so the Gates Core Curricula Crap could replace genuine professional teacher practice!

and read about Jo Scott Coe, the teacher at point blank range

it is ALL about money .


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