UTLA is Set To Strike on Jan. 10, What Might Happen If Union Demands Are Met?

We all agree that the government shutdown is terrible and that it must end as soon as possible, right? What about the LAUSD shutdown? What should be done about this local shutdown? Over 600,000 students could go unsupervised if UTLA has its way during the upcoming strike. UTLA has been threatening anyone who steps in during the strike. Something that I think should be illegal. Threats of blackballing and other hostile actions were spotted on social media over the holiday season. What about the kids? What are the students supposed to do during the strike?  

At this point, I sort of secretly hope that UTLA gets its way and that the union’s demands are met. Perhaps the insolvency of the district would be best for all involved. It’s clear that the district cannot afford the demands, but hey, who cares, as long as the teachers get their way?  Except there could be some unintended consequences. If LAUSD caves to the demands of UTLA, it will surely go bankrupt and be taken over by the state. In that scenario, teachers would/could possibly lose pay, more resources would be lost, and absolutely no one would win in that scenario.  

What are your thoughts about the strike? As a parent, how do you plan to cope with it?   

What do you think?

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Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Masters’ Degree in Education Technology from Cal State Fullerton in her 30’s. Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families as an Education Advocate in the Inland Empire and currently works as an Education Specialist.

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