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Another Report from the Frontlines at CUSD’s Teacher Strike

Attendance on the line was down in some ways, and up in others. Some teachers had their layoff hearings today and couldn’t be there, but on the bright side, several teachers who worked yesterday came out and struck with us today – awesome! Think about that – teachers who are under risk of being laid off are striking. This should indicate just how serious this whole strike is to the future of our profession.

Teachers on the Picket Line

A first hand account from a striking teacher: “It was a wonderful day. we had super turnout at Aliso Niguel High school, and wonderful student and parental support! Former students arrived to walk with us. We arrived bright and early to set up. It may be that the scabs thought they wouldn’t have to pass by us, but we started arriving before six AM. School was a disaster.”

Political and Mob Rule Trumps Policy and Procedure in Westminster

Last night, the Westminster City Council held a special meeting to resolve the conflict over the desire of multiple groups to host commemorative ceremonies marking the fall of Saigon 35 years ago in 1975. A group of 38 organizations, led by First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen was the first to pull a permit application to use Sid Goldstein Freedom Park on April 30 for their ceremony.

Public Education Under Fire – Capistrano Unified Teachers’ Strike Starts Tomorrow – What Parents Can Do

There was a teacher strike reprieve two days ago when this release came out: “Capistrano Teachers Issue Bargaining Proposal Designed to Prevent Strike.” The teachers’ position in their battle with the CUSD Board of Trustees has been rather simple.  Cuts need to be made and the teachers have been willing to take cuts in pay and…

Tan Nguyen Tries to Dirty Loretta Sanchez’s name

Did you see the signs around Santa Ana? www.dumpsanchez.com is a direct reference to “dumping” Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and when you go to the website, what a surprise.  It’s all paid for by Republican candidate Tan Nguyen. Nguyen is already looking past a primary fight with Assemblyman Van Tran and launched a site that seeks to…