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‘This strike is a strike to save public education.’ — Here’s why Los Angeles teachers are striking in their own words.
Eric Blanc talks about how public education is the last holdout of labor movements and the hope that their success will bolster further labor movements throughout the U.S.
Caputo-Pearl talks about a wide range of issues that led to the strike. Building up to the strike as a leader in the union. UTLA received criticism for being too bold but with an issue this large, it's important to be bold.
Jackie Goldberg breaks down all the problems with the Charter School movement and how much the billionaires behind it are destroying public education.
The people in power are all about privatization. Public education attacks are compared to citizens united. Public schools have become a competing marketplace instead of educational services.
Jackie continues, describing how Charters have rigged the system so all funds go to them, in essence, re-segregating school between those with and those without. Those without typically being black and brown people.
Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the Los Angeles teachers’ strike. Enthusiasm for collective action since the election of '45. Fighting for the very existence of public schools. Charter makes things better for some, public makes things better for all (when properly funded and supported). Charter squirms around Unions.
Sarah Jaffe discusses why the parents agreed with the strike. Librarians who have to travel to different schools every day of the week. Will austerity reign, or can they turn it around. Fight for a society that actually provides what people need.
While the LA Teachers Union strikes, their demands are referred to as shiny distractions. Increased privatization by charter schools reduces the effectiveness of public education.
Ch. 10: We should allow evolution in our politicians - Colin from Cleveland, OH
Ch. 11: Final comments on restorative justice and open access to our weekly poll
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Thannoid - Bodytonic
- When We Set Out - Arc and Crecent
- Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle
- Wingspan - Bayou Birds
- Open Flames - Aeronaut
- Parade Shoes - Arc and Crecent
- Stale Case - Darby
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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