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Two more Alliance schools choose to unionize with UTLA

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, an overwhelming majority of the educators at two Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Morgan Mckinzie and ESAT, filed cards with the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), authorizing United Teachers Los Angeles as their union.

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New charter bills focus on charter industry oversight

Four critical bills have been introduced in the legislature that would bring common-sense accountability and oversight to the charter industry. Together, these bills will restore power back to local school boards and parents, ensuring billionaire-backed charters won't destabilize our schools anymore.

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Accelerated Schools Approve Agreement, End Strike

Teachers at three south Los Angeles charter schools operated by The Accelerated Schools voted today to approve a new labor agreement and to formally call for an end to their historic eight-day strike. With 78 educators casting ballots, 77 votes were yes (98.7%).

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UTLA-Accelerated charter educators vote to strike

Accelerated charter school teachers overwhelmingly pass a strike authorization vote for affordable healthcare, just cause for dismissal, and other priorities. Charter school educators at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) have been in contract negotiations with their employer since April 2017.

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Why the State Audit of L.A.’s Largest Charter School Chain Matters

A state audit gave Alliance College-Ready Public Schools a mixed review last week, following an 11-month examination of spending and privacy issues related to Alliance’s two-year battle against teachers organizing a union at the charter network’s 28 schools.

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California’s Failing Grade in Charter School Facilities Financing

A new study of public charter school funding has found that California’s explosive charter growth of the past 15 years has left school districts straining under a glut of new charter classrooms that are no better at educating California children than traditional public schools. Released Monday by the research and public advocacy group In the Public Interest (ITPI), Spending Blind reveals the extent to which tax dollars have been used to create privately held real estate empires — charter properties that, because they aren’t owned by the public, could, theoretically, one day be converted into luxury condominiums or shopping complexes.