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…

FULBRIGHT:: Countdown Day 4

What I Want to See

The Finnish Educational System

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How do schools in urban centers incorporate nature into the curriculum, as opposed to schools in the far north, Arctic Lapland?


What I Will Miss

My School



For all of its challenges, the value of the work we do with the students and parents of South Central L.A.  is what keeps so many of us still working there.

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