Commentary: The time is now for parents to ask tough questions of education leaders
While the recent release of information about California’s lowest-performing schools, including more than 100 campuses in L.A. Unified that require intervention, is alarming, what we really need to ask is how committed school officials, educators, administrators and their unions are to improving student academic outcomes, starting now. Now is the time for parents and community-based organizations...
By Evelyn Alemán | February 13, 2019
Commentary: Why my child will attend school during a UTLA teacher strike
The line of teachers picketing at an elementary school near downtown L.A. in May of 1989 spanned across the façade of the building and main points of entry. My boyfriend and I (now husband) were both college students at nearby Cal State L.A. and teachers’ aides (TA’s) at the school. Until then, we were both...
By Evelyn Alemán | January 3, 2019