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Hillel Aron | October 30, 2012

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It was intriguing to see UTLA president Warren Fletcher sitting at the table with Jordan Henry, co-founder of NewTLA, at last night’s Los Angeles Education Partnership roundtable event titled “Do Unions Drive or Restrain Student Success?”

Sitting at the table, left to right: NewTLA cofounder Jordan Henry, the Planning Report’s David Abel, and UTLA president Warren Fletcher.

A caucus of teachers frequently at odds with UTLA leadership, NewTLA is currently encouraging members to nominate themselves for union leadership positions at their schools.  And yet, Fletcher complimented Jordan on his role within the union:  “UTLA has a sterling record of being ahead of the curve in terms of reform. Though we’re not always ahead of the curve. That’s why it’s important that Jordan is part of the discussion.”

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