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Crenshaw Teacher Activist Packs Up His Boxes

Hillel Aron | July 1, 2013

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Alex Caputo-Pearl and his former students

Caputo-Pearl, second from the left, with students

Stephen Caesar has a very good piece in this morning’s LA Times about the teachers who won’t be returning to the reconstituted Crenshaw High School next year.

More than half of the teachers at Crenshaw won’t be returning next year. According to Caeser, “Those not rehired can search for openings within the district; if they don’t find a position, the district will place them.” Caeser writes: “Many at the school view Deasy’s revamp as a deliberate attempt to get rid of outspoken veteran teachers and an attack on the union.”

The article focuses on Alex Caputo-Pearl, a history teacher and teachers union activist, who tells the Times, “I knew I was a target.”

Caputo-Pearl is widely rumored to planning to run against UTLA President Warren Fletcher  in 2014. He told the Times that he’ll be “involved” in the election, but “declined to be more specific.”

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