UTLA Teachers to go on strike : An injury to teachers is an injury to all

Topic:  Los  Angeles Teacher’s Strike, Education,  Charter  schools
Segment: D Report
Participants: Miho Murai,Education  Attorney and  Tony Osumi,Teacher
Broadcast Air Date: 01/11/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:

  • Why are the teachers of Los Angeles potentially going on strike?
  • The strike date is set for Monday 1/14/19.
  • What are the issues under negotiation?
  • Why is class size reduction important in education?
  • What are the working conditions for teachers?
  • Why is LAUSD proposing a two-tier system for teacher benefits?
  • How do we protect the teaching profession?
  • How can we improve schools by increasing nurses, counselors and therapists?
  • Less standardize testing will improve education?
  • How do we increase corporate charter school accountability?
  • Does LAUSD want to dismantle its public-school system in order to welcome the corporate charter schools?
  • What were the class sizes in the late 1990’s
  • How do we speak to the parents to explain that the strike is act is in advocacy of children?
  • When did New Orleans close its last public school?
  • What happens when a school district is replaced by corporate charter schools?
  • Everyone gets a chance to go to a public school.
  • How does teacher bashing help undermine education as a public institution?
  • How do we transform the dialogue to credit the importance of teaching to continuing our society?
  • Why do we shame teachers for demanding living wages and benefits  by telling  teachers that the profession of  teaching is  not meant to make them rich?
  •  How many teachers have to get a second job to meet their economic needs?
  • Los Angeles Unified School District has 9 billion dollars?
  • What are the larger society effects of injuring the profession of teaching?
  • An injury to teachers is an injury to all?
  • What are the ways that  parents and  community members can  support  the teachers on strike?

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