The district's budget is broken, and the latest deal with the unions will make it worse.
That's on top of massive long-term debts for retiree health care benefits.
They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
The LAUSD has seen a 16 percent jump in administrative staffers since 2004-and per pupil spending has been marching steadily upwards.
They were offered 3 percent, but wanted 6.5. The district probably can't afford that.
California Teachers Unions Oppose Paying Teachers More Because It Would Introduce Too Much Competition Into Public Schools
One union official told The Sacramento Bee that "education should not be a competitive endeavor." Because competition never improved anything, right?
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.
Teachers have shut down schools across the state, allegedly to protest pension changes. But those pension reforms are pretty mild.
Would extend "right to work" principles to government employment.
It's how their rules were made to work.
Tell it to all the minority children in charter schools across the country.
Sydney Chaffee was the first charter school teacher to win the national honor.
Choice advocates win in school board race in second largest district in country.
School board election winner wants to see lessons of successful charters replicated within district.
Public education existed well before 1980, but an unpopular President Carter wanted the nation's largest union on his side before an election.
The Southern Poverty Law Center Has Little Authority to Claim Trump Has Driven Up School Bullying Rates
Trump is definitely a bully, but are things really that bad in American schools?
Trump Effect? School Bullying Isn't Increasing, But Hillary Clinton Wants to Spend $500 Million Fighting It
Clinton and Co. blame Trump from a rise in bullying that may not even be happening.
Capital Prep's operator doesn't like teachers unions, so teachers don't like him.
California Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal on Challenge to Teacher Job Protection Rules that Harm Students
Three judges dissent from 4-3 decision to let teacher's appeal victory stand; "Vergara and her fellow plaintiffs raise profound questions with implications for millions of students across California. They deserve an answer from this court," says Judge Cuellar.
Teachers unions want to sabotage charters, even though they help poor black kids.
Vergara victory overturned, more or less on grounds that crummy teaching probably harms most California students equally.
Flint debate reveals a party mired in retrograde '70s-era trade-union liberalism
School choice frees teachers to enchant their students.
Why all kids deserve school choice.
SCOTUS weighs stare decisis in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.
The real threat to union power is failure to serve.
Should Teachers Be Forced to Pay Union Fees? Friedrichs v. CTA Brings Protests Outside Supreme Court
In testing the limits of individual conscience, the Friedrichs case may reveal the Court's commitment to freedom itself.
The Supreme Court hears Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.
Can the government compel non-members to pay mandatory union fees?
Supreme Court will hear the case next week.
As it stands, convicted child pornographers in the Bay State can still retire on the state's dime.
Kyle Olson of the Education Action Group (EAG) shines a spotlight on wasteful public-school spending.
The Supreme Court may end mandatory union dues for California school teachers and limit state taking of property.
Michigan Education Association tries to get around Right-to-Work.
Majority of people with an opinion on the issue think teachers should be free to make their own decisions.
A California teacher is taking her fight with organized labor all the way to the Supreme Court.
Teachers who don't agree with their union's politics have to pay up anyway.
California Teachers Unions Fight for Their Special Privileges Against Students' Right to a Good Education
The students' side files their appeals brief in the historical Vergara case overturning teacher firing practices that harm kids.
More incompetence from Los Angeles Unified Schools.
Rahm Emanuel challenger Chuy Garcia is setting progressive hearts aflutter, largely because his economic ideas are terrible
An attempt to demonstrate that unions are compatible with high performing schools unravels.