Sara Roos: The only difference between me and them is that they have more money to do the job we are all exhorted to do, to scrub the path for our children and support them in any way possible.
Sara Roos: What is being asked by the charter school system, is a pass for allowing some to have more than others by pretending there is “Choice” involved. By privileging some at the expense of others.
Sara Roos: Tuesday presents two clear ideological extremes, between the civil rights activist,Jackie Goldberg and the Charter acolyte, Greenwood-Bajracharya.
Sara Roos: Bill Bloomfield distinguishes himself as the plutocrat who complains about special interests while personally giving more than $36m to influence state politics.
Sara Roos: The number and size of donations from among City contractors, Developers, Commissioners, public employees and appointees, political consultants and public-private partners, is simply breathtaking.
Sara Roos: She understands what underlies esoteric funding schemes and shortfalls. She comprehends what drives and motivates teachers and students and communities. And Unions.
Sara Roos: The call for many years now in addressing problems with the Charter School system has been to call for a “CAP” on charter authorizations. Not on charters
Sara Roos: This is Resistance writ huge. This is our women’s march, the march of our teachers. Our teachers are leading the way and giving We the People a voice here in LaLaLand.
Sara Roos: Austin Beutner has fashioned a career of availability effecting the neoliberal dream. He is a gun for hire executing an agenda of austerity for politicos and plutocrats.
Sara Roos: There’s a lot that is confusing about the layout of this strike. For one thing, public employees are set against public servants. That leaves the public stuck in the middle: Us.
Sara Roos: Working conditions for adults on campus are working conditions for children: they are one and the same.
Sara Roos: Now is the time for you to stand up, march and be counted. Now is when the big push is going down to privatize that Jewel in the Crown of Public Education: LAUSD.
Sara Roos: Opposition to the Repeal is an interesting amalgam of engineering, labour and construction interests, with a smattering of environmental groups for good measure. Gone are the individual employees and retirees.