School Field Trip Turns Into a Tour of Our Nation’s Unhealed Scars – Education Article

 You’ve got to be a little crazy to take a bunch of teenagers on a field trip – especially overnight and out of town.   But that’s what I did, and – yeah – guilty as charged.   For the second time in my more than 15-year career as a public school teacher, I volunteered along with a group of parents and other teachers to escort my classes of 8th graders to Washington, DC, and surrounding sights. And I never regretted…

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Los Angeles: Judge Gives Go-Ahead to UTLA Strike – Education Article

The UTLA delayed their possible strike to January 14, while waiting to hear a judge rule on the LAUSD effort to block the strike. The judge gave her okay today. Howard Blume writes in the LA Times: A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday cleared the path for a Los Angeles teachers’ strike to start Monday. At issue was whether the union, United Teachers Los Angeles, gave a legally required 10-day notice to the school district that its members…

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