Teachers Bring Online Voting to Oakland’s Union

As Los Angeles teachers try to bring online voting to their union, their fellow educators in Oakland have already done it. Teachers Bring Online Voting to Oakland’s Union
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10 Ways New Teachers Are Like New Parents

10 Ways New Teachers Are Like New Parents
Memories of my first year teaching offer a mix of joy and embarrassment—remarkably similar to my memories of being a first-time parent. 10 Ways New Teachers Are Like New Parents
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Why Don’t Teachers Get Paid More?

Why Don’t Teachers Get Paid More?
Are U.S. teachers underpaid? The Department of Education repeatedly says that a quality teacher is the most important school-based factor in a child’s education, so why don’t teachers get paid more? Why Don’t Teachers Get Paid More?
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L.A. Teachers Need a Raise

L.A. Teachers Need a Raise
LAUSD teachers have been working without a contract since 2011 and recently the L.A. teachers union, UTLA, voted to negotiate for a 17.6% raise. L.A. Teachers Need a Raise
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Are UTLA and Its Members in a Failing Marriage?

I recently visited a UTLA House of Representatives meeting and was sad to see how dysfunctional it was. I think it's time for UTLA and its membership to have The Talk. Are UTLA and Its Members in a Failing Marriage?
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Online Voting for UTLA?

Online Voting for UTLA?
Teachers Marisa Crabtree and Megan Markevich want to bring online voting to United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). With less than 20% of union members voting in the last officer elections and many members feeling disenfranchised and discouraged, these two union teachers believe online voting provides a solution. Online Voting for UTLA?
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