L.A. teachers union says schools can’t reopen unless charter schools get shut down, police defunded

The hostage taking has begun in LAUSD.  Either close down quality schools, give criminals freedom to terrorize the community, give tax dollars to undocumented Democrat and free health care to anybody that can sneak into our country and the city of Los Angeles.

“A major teachers union is claiming that the re-opening of schools in its district cannot occur without several substantial policy provisions in place, including a “moratorium” on charter schools and the defunding of local police. 

United Teachers Los Angeles, a 35,000-strong union in the Los Angeles Unified School District, made those demands in a policy paper it released this week. The organization called on local authorities to “keep school campuses closed when the semester begins on Aug. 18.”

The good news is that LAUSD has cancelled education for at least a semester.  Yes, they will pretend to hold online education for a couple of hours of day—but no tests, no check of doing homework, no real curriculum.  It is to give reason to steal more money from taxpayers.  The losers?  Again, it is our children.  Not only is their childhood being taken from them, but it is a toss up.  The real question is which is more dangerous to our health and lives?  Is it the virus or the Newsom/union cabal?

L.A. teachers union says schools can’t reopen unless charter schools get shut down, police defunded

They also want Medicare-for-All, a wealth tax, a federal bailout.

By Daniel Payne, Just The News,   7/12/20 

A major teachers union is claiming that the re-opening of schools in its district cannot occur without several substantial policy provisions in place, including a “moratorium” on charter schools and the defunding of local police. 

United Teachers Los Angeles, a 35,000-strong union in the Los Angeles Unified School District, made those demands in a policy paper it released this week. The organization called on local authorities to “keep school campuses closed when the semester begins on Aug. 18.”

The union outlined numerous major provisions it says will be necessary to reopen schools again, including sequestering students in small groups throughout the school day, providing students with masks and other forms of protective equipment, and re-designing school layouts in order to facilitate “social distancing.” 

Yet the union goes even farther than those requests, calling for “local support” in the form of defunded police departments and the shuttering of charter schools. 

Police violence “is a leading cause of death and trauma for Black people, and is a serious public health and moral issue,” the union writes. The document calls on authorities to “shift the astronomical amount of money devoted to policing, to education and other essential needs such as housing and public health.”

“Privately operated, publicly funded charter schools,” meanwhile, “drain resources from district schools,” the union states. The practice of “colocating” charter schools in existing structures, it continues, “adds students to campuses when we need to reduce the number of students to allow for physical distancing.”

The union also demands the implementation of a federal Medicare-for-All program, several new state-level taxes on wealthy people, and a “federal bailout” of the school district. 

“The benefits to restarting physical schools must outweigh the risks, especially for our most vulnerable students and school communities,” the document continues. 

“As it stands, the only people guaranteed to benefit from the premature physical reopening of schools amidst a rapidly accelerating pandemic are billionaires and the politicians they’ve purchased,” it adds. 

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Comments

  1. INSANE!!! they have to find some kind of stupid excuse…. demanding Charter schools be shut down is NOT right…. and defunding the police is extremely insane… these lunatics are out to destroy the country and the American people…
    GOD HELP OUR COUNTRY.. NEVER in my life have I seen so much extreme hate for others spreading through our country… NEVER in my life have I see so many lies being spewed and the loony left sucks it up like it’s gospel… WHY do people want to destroy our country!!!!???

  2. Rico Lagattuta says

    These people are not insane and they do not have to find some kind of excuse. They have a goal and an agenda and will pursue every avenue to achieve their goal.. They want full control of education. After they eliminate Charter Schools they will go after Private Schools. They want full control of law enforcement. “Their law enforcement”. Defund the police and they will replace the police with “Their” security guards. Open boarders just means more followers to do their bidding and health care for all gives them control of people’s lives from cradle to grave. They are Socialists, mostly Democrats and are speeding down the runway to communism. Stop them. Vote for Trump and any candidate , Democrat , Republican, Independent or whom ever that you honestly think in your heart of hearts will up hold the principals upon which this nation was founded and who supports the Constitution of he United States.

  3. Otis Needleman says

    Good luck on that, The School Board is in charge, but in LA that means little. Those who can send their kids to private/religious schools.

  4. Judi Neal says

    Holding the children hostage in order to put forth their socialist agenda. Tyranny at its worst.

  5. Otis, I agree & add homeschooling. Where there is a will, there is a way to keep the kids out of public school.

  6. William Hicks says

    FINALLY, the teachers union is coming out from behind the curtain of…..It’sAll For The Children”

    They finally are speaking plainly that they insist on having the corner on the market of education.

    ANOTHER REASON FOR VOICHERS!

  7. Really??? says

    Now you see the Marxist / Communist junk that has been taught for over half a century.

    Figure it out, that is 5 generations that are trying to figure out why they are not getting millions for not working.

    But, but, but,…… yep it is called work, and conversion of effort and intellect into wealth.

  8. tomsquawk says

    pure extortion. union speak

  9. deborah guillon says

    Teachers union could care less about the children. There are so many under privileged children in the inner cities, what suggestions do the unions have for these kids to do all day. The American people are watching our cities burn and being destroyed and looted by people who are angry. We need to educate our children
    To know how to better themselves and have hope for their future. Our children are being held hostage by the unions political garbage. Because they don’t like the president they are willing to sell out our children.

  10. APACHERAT says

    >” Yet the union goes even farther than those requests, calling for “local support” in the form of defunded police departments and the shuttering of charter schools.

    Police violence “is a leading cause of death and trauma for Black people, and is a serious public health and moral issue,” the union writes.”<

    Obvious these marxist union organizers never been to Chicago on a weekend.

  11. Stop paying teachers and reduce property taxes. People are paying for services not rendered and,that
    condition is the bases of a class action law suit and another reason never to vote democrat…for anything.

  12. Goldengekko says

    FIRE the actual, communist, unpatriotic teachers and hire foreign teachers with high education in our Constitution, who love the USA and what America really stands for. Our kids will become more knowledgeable, cultured, and will be able to be given the opportunity to speak another language that will enhance their future. Many of the monkey bar education boards must be replaced with honest, lovers of our Constitution, our values and morals. Let go of the cellphones in class and throughout the school year. Let the kids learn with their brain, not with the one Siri has. Enough is enough!

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