World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 27 Mar, 2021 07:30 am

Teachers in Los Angeles speak out as catastrophic school reopenings loom

Teachers in Los Angeles speak out as catastrophic school reopenings loom
Details continue to emerge of the looming school reopening disaster in Los Angeles, which was crafted with the full collaboration of the United Teachers Los Angeles.

Numerous educators, parents and community members have taken to social media to denounce aspects of the agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) to reopen the second largest school district in the US.Given recent vaccine shortages throughout Los Angeles County this week alone, it is likely that many teachers will not receive a second dose of the vaccine at all before returning.The union has blocked comments on its Facebook page opposing the latest agreement, especially from supporters of the WSWS and the West Coast and Los Angeles Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees.” The WSWS and the Los Angeles Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee warned repeatedly that the UTLA would betray rank-and-file educators and force through a deadly deal to reopen schools.

This committee is now the center of opposition to these policies, and we urge Los Angeles educators, parents and students to join and help build the committee and attend our meeting at 2:00 p.PDT this Saturday, March 27, the West Coast Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committees will meet to review the lessons of the teachers unions’ betrayals in LA and Oakland, discuss the situation throughout the region, and chart a fighting strategy for workers to save lives.

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