Education

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Teachers Support Crackdown on Charter Schools Through Legislation

Democrats in the California State Assembly, prodded along by their financial backers at the California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, and California Labor Federation, announced their goal on Wednesday of gutting the state’s charter school system. Their strategy: force charter schools to operate as non-profit organizations.
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LAUSD Teacher Sued for Using ‘N-Word’ in Class in Historic Context

Parents and students from Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center in Los Angeles have launched a petition to restore a teacher to his job after the 29-year-veteran was suspended by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for allegedly using racial terms in class. The petition had neared 800 signatures by Monday morning.In addition, the students held a rally on Monday at the school.
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Experts Wrestle with Anti-Israel Movement on Campus

LOS ANGELES, California -- With anti-Israel sentiment spreading on college campuses around the world, especially through the "boycott, divestment, sanctions" (BDS) movement, experts gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday to suggest ways to push back during Stand With Us's first anti-BDS conference.
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Common Core Claims of High Quality Not Valid

When Common Core was launched in 2009, it was promised: "These standards will be research and evidence-based, internationally benchmarked, aligned with college and work expectations and include rigorous content and skills."

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