"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, January 14, 2019

It's About Time, And Resources: 30,000 Teachers Strike in Los Angeles

You may now say that the movement among teachers to save public education from the corporate predators and their politicians has now swept across the entire nation--from West Virginia to California:
The union’s demand for reduced class sizes (some classes have more than 40 students) and more support staff [including nurses, librarians, counselors] are at the heart of the negotiations. The union also seeks a 6.5-percent raise, but union leaders say salary is only one piece of a puzzle. They also point to such shortfalls as elementary schools only having a school nurse one or two days a week, which the union says risks children’s safety.

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