California teachers unions fight to preserve flawed, costly status quo: LA Daily News

Posted on: April 28, 2020

Teachers unions in California are vowing to fight any cuts to education funding during the recession caused by the open-ended coronavirus lockdown.

For example, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl told members, “we cannot go back” to the type of cuts school districts experienced during the 2008 recession, when class sizes were increased, campuses were closed and teachers with less seniority were laid off.

But he’s wrong. Not only can we go back, we likely will have to.

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