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Board, UTLA Have Different Plans to Reform “Teacher Jails”

Samantha Oltman | January 14, 2013

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Board Member Tamar Galatzan

Both LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan and UTLA President Warren Fletcher have plans to push for reform of the district’s teacher misconduct investigation process, but their plans have different focuses and end goals, according to a LA Daily News report.

Board Member Galatzan is focusing on how long the teacher investigation process can take (an average of four months), with plans to create a faster, more fair way for the district to examine allegations made against teachers. UTLA’s Warren Fletcher isn’t as concerned about how long the process takes; instead, he plans to push for more consistent treatment of teachers housed in the various “teacher jail” locations and to ensure that elderly teachers aren’t being targeted because of their age (which the district denies is happening).

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