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Morning Read: Friedrichs v. CTA, a threat to union dues — and power

LA School Report | October 21, 2015

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Friedrichs v. CTA: What you need to know about challenge to union dues
The lawsuit challenges the authority of the CTA and other public-employee unions to collect mandatory fees, a main source of their income and, by extension, their power.
EdSource, by John Fensterwald

More than half of LGBT students have felt unsafe at school
LGBT students report fewer than half of these instances to family members or staff.
Los Angeles Times, by Sonali Kohli

Ex-Pacoima teacher who molested students back in court
The former third-grade teacher at Telfair Elementary School is serving a 25-year sentence imposed on him in 2012.
My News LA

Should we turn high school into college?
A low-income school district in Texas wants to prove all of its students can succeed in high school and college at the same time.
Hechinger Report, by Sarah Butrymowitz

Poll: Voters increasingly support early education investments
A national poll found that a majority of bipartisan voters would positively view a presidential candidate who supports improving federally funded early education.
EdSource, by Sarah Tully

Assessment: 2% of Fresno Unified students college ready
Data projects about 98 percent of Fresno Unified students will need to take remedial courses once they get to college if they don’t catch up their senior year.
Fresno Bee, by Mackenzie Mays

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