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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:00 PM

L.A. school board seeks pause on charter schools, after teachers' strike

Source: Reuters

U.S. JANUARY 29, 2019 / 10:12 PM / UPDATED 12 HOURS AGO

L.A. school board seeks pause on charter schools, after teachers' strike

Alex Dobuzinskis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles school board voted on Tuesday to ask state lawmakers for a moratorium on new charter schools in the area, as demanded by a union for more than 30,000 teachers in a six-day strike that ended last week.

The 5-1 vote by the school board represented a dramatic shift for a panel on which at least half the members had previously supported charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately managed.

Charter schools operate in most of the United States with teachers who often are not represented by a union.

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the union for teachers in the district, argued during a strike that won widespread support from parents and prominent Democratic politicians that charter schools are a vehicle for “privatization” of education and divert resources from traditional classrooms.

School district officials agreed to allow a vote on a request for a moratorium on charter schools, as part of the labor agreement it reached a week ago with UTLA to end the teachers strike.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-education-los-angeles/l-a-school-board-seeks-pause-on-charter-schools-after-teachers-strike-idUSKCN1PO07A

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in2herbs Jan 2019 #1

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:01 PM

1. I have been against charter schools since day one. Tax money to support public schools only. If

you don't want to send your kid to a public school go ahead and send them to a charter school or catholic school, just do it all on your dime not mine.

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