September 21, 2017Media Coverage
Facing felony charges and more than two dozen criminal counts, Ref Rodriguez announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president but will remain on the school board. As members of the union representing 35,000 teachers and educators in the Los Angeles Unified School District, we do not believe this goes far enough. We do not have confidence in his ability to lead, and therefore are calling for his resignation from the LAUSD School Board.
His decision to stay on the board runs afoul of the commitment needed for his elected position, to the students, parents and educators he is meant to serve.
UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl talks with KNX talk radio host Vicki Moore about how this decision is not reflective of a “kids first” agenda he and his colleagues trumpet so often.