President's Perspective
Our School Site Fights Have National Implications

I met Channing Martinez in 2001 when he walked into my Life Skills class as a ninth-grader at Crenshaw High School. He developed an interest in the history of social movements and efforts to address inequality ...

President's Perspective
How it all fits together

On October 6, I walked with the Gardner Elementary school community, knocking on doors to ask people what they would like to see in their neighborhood school and giving out information about Propositions 55 and 58.

President's Perspective
State of the Union 2016

Delivered at the Bonaventure Hotel on July 29, 2016, UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl delivers his annual 'State of the Union' speech that lays out the roadmap for the new school year.

President's Perspective
Hope Amid Heartache

Every summer has its wonderful and rejuvenating aspects — I hope that has been your experience over June and July. You deserve it. Yet, this has also been a summer of violence, a summer of shaking U.S. society to its core. We have arrived at an explosive intersection as a country.

President's Perspective
Doubling Down on Organizing

For those of us who worked in LAUSD during the recession years of 2008 to 2012, those times are still vivid. School staff faced the constant threat of layoffs, and morale was low.