LAUSD Teachers Split On Future Of Charter Schools

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Teachers across the Southland are divided in a vote on a pair of labor contracts for Los Angeles Unified school district.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports there are mixed feelings among teachers about the district’s charter schools.

The first proposed contract concerns health benefits, but its the second contract covering charter schools that has teachers divided.

Supporters have argued the proposed deal would save jobs by placing a three-year moratorium on new charter schools along with extending more local control of existing schools.

But opponents of the proposed contract are worried that the agreement would empower school principals to veto any proposed reforms and subject principals to direct control of the superintendent.

Many in the union also believe the agreement removes all limits on pilot schools which many say are already too powerful.

Teachers have until Wednesday to cast their ballots on the proposed contract.

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