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Lots of school districts besides LAUSD failed to come to agreement with teachers unions about applying for the district version of Race to the Top funding from Washington.
However, thanks to an all-out effort and a fair bit of compromise, Fresno was able to win an agreement with its local union, as were Denver, Las Vegas, and even Chicago.
The Huffington Post LA and the LA Daily News editorial page criticized the teachers union for the collapse of talks in LA.
The LA Times editorial page put the blame on both parties: “Both UTLA and Supt. John Deasy could have been more flexible on the cost issue.”
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