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The awful behavior that CTA’s affiliate enabled in LAUSD 4

May 13, 2013 By Chris Reed I have frequently referred to the Mark Berndt/Miramonte Elementary School case while blogging, including just yesterday. Los Angeles Unified officials concluded protections for teachers were so strong that it couldn’t get rid of Berndt

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CA public sector: Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws 2

May 12, 2013 By Chris Reed In the private sector, there are all kinds of laws that govern employment, conduct, conflict of interest and appropriate use of shareholder funds. They may not always be enforced, but in the best-run companies,

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Two wings of CTA have low opinion of much bigger wing 1

May 10, 2013 By Chris Reed If you think the California Teachers Association is the biggest villain in state politics — and you should, you should — then you’ll enjoy the Golden State implications of this national survey. This is

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Watch for weak final version of teacher predator bill 2

March 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The California Teachers Association’s decision to quickly endorse a bill that would make it easier to fire depraved teachers was depicted in initial accounts as reflecting the CTA’s understanding that its image took a

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Shocked teachers union confronts superintendent with a spine 7

Feb. 16, 2013 By Chris Reed The CTA’s L.A. branch, the United Teachers Los Angeles, is almost cartoonish in its villainy. UTLA members are the only suspects in a pathetic 2009 incident in which Latino parents of students attending a

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Some public employees are more equal than others 5

Jan. 1, 2013 By Chris Reed Happy New Year’s, everybody. I am sure that 2013 is the year that California turns the corner. OK, maybe not. But I am confident there will be 12 months this year, the Mayan crisis

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