While I am happy to be away from the toxic and administratively
sanctioned unhealthy environment that physically and mentally continues
to do damage to my fellow teachers, I'm saddened by not being allowed
to work at my profession as an idealistic, honest, and
motivated teacher. While a proper independent venue will ultimately
decide the disputes I continue to have with LAUSD, there is no reason why I can't still be allowed to at least earn my salary and benefits, even if the District doesn't seem to care about my trivial pay in light of an over $640 million hole in it's budget. LA Weekly even mentions it HERE.