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UTLA Leader Alex Caputo-Pearl. Photo courtesy UTLA.
Aris Puno July 14, 2014 at 10:30 pm
If it weren't for unions, then teachers wouldn't receive a fair salary. In fact, in LAUSD, it's beenRead More about 7 years since the last raise, 10 years since the last COLA (which the district has used for pet projects) and 4 years of a pay cut. In reality, any raise we get now isn't a raise at all. Teachers have made endless sacrifices to keep schools running. Also, let's not be naive to think teachers are not working diligently daily because of test scores. Any child can be successful and there is not one person whom I've come across and disagreed that parent involvement is a huge factor. Well, look at the area codes that LAUSD encompasses. If you are going to point fingers at teachers for failures, then point the finger at the first teacher the child has known: the parent(s).
Frank Estrada July 15, 2014 at 07:42 am
Oh please.. public unions have single handedly destroyed the quality of life in LA. The LAUSD is aRead More huge failure...Its time to break up the city of LA once and for all as it now longer can effectively serve the public
Fernando lopez July 15, 2014 at 09:59 pm
Good for the teachers, support them fully. Every private sector in life just wants to continue toRead More bleed everyone out from where ever they can.
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Zookeeper91326 July 1, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Didn't you hear? Brown has decided to give the Prop 30 tax revenue to "social causes."Read More Typical Democrat bait and switch!!!
mark hensley July 1, 2014 at 08:36 pm
Even the CEO of mcdonalds has said raising the minimum wage for its workers would have an almostRead More negligible effect on its prices. We are talking pennies.
Fernando lopez July 1, 2014 at 09:23 pm
Good for them. Everyone deserves to be able to provide well or decently for their families. $15 anRead More hour isn't much now and days anyways. Wages need to increase with the cost of living. Another good deed by union members.
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Brainwashed_In_Church June 30, 2014 at 06:12 pm
I'd rather have my kid sext 10 messages a day than eat an extra donut a day or smoke cigarettes orRead More watch 20 hours of TV a week or go to church.
Attila July 1, 2014 at 04:35 am
The photographic recording and transmission of minors in a sexual connotation or state of nudity /Read More partial nudity is production, possession and distribution of Child Pornography (California Penal Code 311). Every single time Child Pornography is viewed the victim is victimized yet once again (the standard law enforcement line). What the participants in this study (the ones dealing with imagery) are most likely to do, or should be doing, is being criminally prosecuted and, if not in prison, ending up on the Lifetime California Sex Offender Registry, where they belong. That is what the law says, and the law is the law.
College Planner July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am
The degradation of our culture saddens me.
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porter gladstone III June 20, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Carl, youre messed up in the head --you have plastered that 125 times. It's your daughter? If youRead More think its ok to reprint that, then obviously you dont have an issue with it. And that is very odd.
porter gladstone III June 20, 2014 at 03:05 pm
carl emailed patch about your breach of patch policy. Just so you know --if and when they suspendRead More your account --it was me.
porter gladstone III June 20, 2014 at 03:30 pm
and carl --out of stater? Hmm I have my pictures from kershaw's no hitter which i was at. ThatRead More puts a time and place. Cause if i show u any other pics youre gonna say they are old. Then you gonna apologize?
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Carl Petersen III June 17, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Consumer products that will last just a couple of years should not be paid for with bond funds. TheRead More taxpayers will be paying the interest on this purchase long after these iPads have taken up space in a landfill. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com
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Brainwashed_In_Church June 11, 2014 at 10:57 am
"Never, under any circumstance, let someone who’s been drinking be a driver." I canRead More think of a circumstance. Two people, one who needs to be transported to a hospital in an emergency, the other had one beer 30 minutes ago. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, the person who had the beer shouldn't be a driver to drive the other person to the hospital.
Dan June 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Call an ambulance.
Donna Fleming June 12, 2014 at 10:24 am
The kids are excited and distracted in a car on the way to grad night or a prom, texting, or justRead More fooling around and accidents happen. Driunking makes it worse. Funerals for young people are unbearably sad. Hire a limo, or a driver. Be safe.
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Kay Scuttlemaker June 11, 2014 at 07:35 pm
I love (most) teachers! That being said, I think this is a step in the right direction forRead More education reform here in California. I strongly believe that what we really need is a better way to evaluate teacher performance. I'd run it like a business using a multi-pronged evaluation approach: 1) self-evaluation (the best teachers will grade themselves more critically than the not-so-great ones), 2) student evaluations of their teachers, 3) peer evaluations, 4) parent evaluations (customer surveys!), and 5) evaluations by superiors. The best teachers not only keep their jobs but should be compensated appropriately. I'm all for merit-based pay and with such a comprehensive approach to evaluating performance the margin for error would be low. Alex Caputo-Pearl's statement that this ruling is "an attack on teachers, which is a socially acceptable way to attack students" is total baloney. It's an attack on the teachers that shouldn't be teaching and that's it. Period.
Wolfman June 11, 2014 at 07:39 pm
all depends on what side of the fence you on on
Brainwashed_In_Church June 12, 2014 at 06:38 am
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-why-that-ruling-20140611-column.html#page=1
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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martin marteen April 30, 2014 at 07:27 am
Yes, this will really hurt Sterling. We espouse diversity, except for the Christian right, mormons,Read More whites, and traditionalists and people who make racial comments. We never make negative comments about any one except the aforementioned. Thoughts and words have to be controlled.
Henderson Cooper April 30, 2014 at 08:43 am
I see above that one commenter felt the decision was premature and wrong. Sorry, time has provenRead More that it was not a premature decision. Or wrong. While Sterling is entitled to his racist feelings in his head and dark heart, they are best lived in the privacy of his bathroom and not exposed to stink up the world. But the greater point here is that, it is both a great decision by UCLA, and at the same time an unfortunate circumstance for the university. Certainly the school system could have used that money. So the ongoing point is that Donald Sterlings negative impact was even greater than to the Clippers team, but to other entities that needed good things like donations for their good works. Another point that has to be seen, Sterlings self promotion. It would appear that he simply used his money to make himself appear like a good person. His self promotion always bothered me, even before I learned of his dark side. And it seems he never intended for the good of society in his philanthropy. Truth is, he was not, is not, philanthropic.
Tom Jackson April 30, 2014 at 04:42 pm
What everyone here is missing is this guy is sly as a fox and a billionaire. He just made his poorRead More verbally abused player worth a few million more. He paid 12 million for the team. Now with all the publicity the seats are full. All the bleeding hearts have come out to watch the playoffs. Black tee shirts and hoody sales have gone through the roof. The life time ban Is a joke considering this guy has one foot in the box and the other on a banana peel. With all this publicity he will get 500 million or more for his 12 million investment. I would love to get life time ban from my investments and go away and never set foot inside my business again. No wonder this guy has not apologized. He doesn't need to. Everyone including the media are acting like 4th graders.
A UCLA professor suggests that schools could cut bullying if they make sure students aren't isolated. Patch file photo.
Martha Fling April 2, 2014 at 06:58 am
"Connection is protection"...Jean Malpas at The Gender Project at Ackerman Institute forRead More the Family. Good work by Juvonen.
Madeleine Francois April 6, 2014 at 08:10 am
Bullying is a serious matter and calls for serious action on the part of parents as childrenRead More can’t handle it individually. That is why as a parent must follow your words with action by teaching your child to be assertive in expressing their feelings, they should know how to identify bullying and how to handle these behaviors. I discovered a safety solution coming from SafeKidZone and I find it interesting. It has an application called panic button and by just simply pressing the button the alert will go directly to a group of safety network and can access to the nearest 911 in the area. You can check out their site: http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=5328991a0b72c
A judge hearing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure is hearing final arguments today. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
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