(Mensaje se repite en Español)
Someone once gave me an explanation of the Yiddish word chutzpah by saying, "It's like killing your mother and father and then throwing yourself on the mercy of the court on the grounds that you're an orphan." For another good example of chutzpah, one only need look at the present teacher shortage that in fact is only the logical result of a well organized and concerted attack on senior top-of-the-salary scale teachers who coincidentially??? make up 93% of teachers LAUSD continues to target with false morals charges under Education Code Section 44939- the assertion of which deprives them of grievance and arbitration through their union, before they are sent packing in a purposefully protracted process designed to financially and emotionally grind them down.
But this war on senior teachers could never have been "successful" enough to create a teacher shortage without the tacit collusion and outright support of a teachers' union UTLA that now has the chutzpah to ask for and receive a 30% dues rise, because it allowed thousands of senior teachers- and their dues- to be removed without lifting a finger to come to their aid as one would think is the union's obligation under Article V, section 1 et seq of the present LAUSD-UTLA Collective Bargaining Agreement.