On Strike

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The public supports us.

Being on strike makes me proud. To see and hear the support of the public every morning on the picket line, I am further convinced L.A. teachers made the right choice to leave the classroom. It is not an easy choice for many single income teachers, but it is one of the reasons we are striking. Teachers should not have to live paycheck to paycheck when educating society's children.



But our strike is about more than that, and it seems the public is aware of what we have been concerned about for years. In the middle of one morning's picket session I realized that the education reformers had been so very wrong in what they were telling us. The public knows and understands that we know what's best for children in schools. They place their precious children in our hands to educate, and want us to do our job unencumbered by district edicts and structures that get in the way.

The public supports us.


Being on strike is not what I thought it would be. It is be…

Lamar Queen, the Rapping Math Sensation, is Honored and Fired by LAUSD

Kudos to Mr. Queen who along with fellow L.A. Academy teacher Jimmy Pascascio earned a Video in the Classroom award for their work on PEMDAS-Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally-Secondary Math Video. Mr. Queen's last day at L.A. Academy will be June 30th.


You can view Mr. Queen's videos by clicking on the links below. The awards will be broadcast Sunday, June 28th, at 3:00 p.m.



Comments

  1. Mr.Queen is the best i had him in 8th grade and his singing made it easy to learn math.

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  2. what are the lyrics to your slope intercept rap

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  3. tamanna; student from YOKAMay 12, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    i am one of the students from Young Oak Kim Academy (YOKA). i love the way u rap in math. i wish u could come to our school again.

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  4. thanks to Mr. Queen Im getting A's on my paper

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