Teachers union plans leaflet push for raises, smaller classes
LA School Report | March 3, 2014
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The Los Angeles teachers union, UTLA, is planning to blanket the district with leaflets tomorrow to build support among parents for smaller class sizes, fully staffed schools and raises.
With help from health and human services workers, teachers intend to pass out informational leaflets before and, in some cases, after school.
The leaflets ask parents to contact LA Unified board members to push for using new tax dollars in the classroom.
“Students and LAUSD employees all suffered during the recession years,” UTLA President Warren Fletcher said in a statement. Now that the District has the money, it’s time to right some wrongs. It is wrong when school librarians are laid off and campus libraries are closed; when schools do not have a full time nurse; and when there are not enough mental health professionals to serve student needs. It’s wrong when schools are unsanitary and unsafe.”