1(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) Part 2: The Roles of Ambitious Bit Players If you had the patience to read through part 1 on this subject, you now have a good idea of just how rife with corruption the first round the UTLA election was. You also know the main offenders and how all attempts to hold them accountable have met with less than enthusiasm by the union or generally ignored. Nevertheless, the reader deserves to know the depth to which the corruption has reached. Chiefs are of little impact without braves to do their bidding. The same applies here. To compromise this election to the level reported, it took great cooperation from smaller players with origins where it would have never been expected. There isn't the time or the space to cover every one of them, but the following is a representative example.(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) The first round of the UTLA Election have now been tallied with 6186 union member voting out of an approximate 45,000 members for a dismal 13.75% turnout. While UTLA can continue to call itself a union for a little while, until LAUSD finishes dismantling it with the help of UTLA leadership, a real union has the ability to get rank and file into the street to shut down LAUSD, before LAUSD succeeds in shutting down teaching as a fairly compensated profession in Los Angeles. This is a big part of the neo-liberal agenda for the privatization of public education and the dumbing down of curriculum and is going on all over this country. UTLA can only succeed by doing something more than just reacting to the latest outrage proposed by LAUSD. It requires UTLA leadership to actively organize rank and file under a clearly stated and specific alternative plan for real public education reform that concentrates on reforming LAUSD and not teacher, which UTLA leadership presently stands by and allows to be harassed, dismissed, and scapegoated for the crimes of this district that A.J.Duffy and his cronies have allowed to continue while taking no action.
Results tagged “UTLA Election”
UTLA Makes Dysfunctional LAUSD Possible: A Landmark Year For Union Election Corruption by Mark Hemphill (UTLA hace disfuncional LAUSD posibles: un año clave para la Corrupción Electoral del Sindicado por Mark Hemphill)
UTLA 1ST ELECTION ROUND OVER - NOW THE REAL FIGHTING BEGINS (RONDA 1 DE ELECCIÓN UTLA - AHORA LA LUCHA REAL COMIENZA)