A Los Angeles Unified School District science teacher returned to his classroom Friday after allegedly being removed over science fair experiments.
A protest took place Thursday morning in support of an LAUSD educator who alleges he was placed in “teacher jail” because of two student-submitted science fair projects.
An instructor at a downtown Los Angeles school believes he was placed in “teacher jail” because of two student-submitted science fair projects.
Teachers’ union officials were calling Friday for the Los Angeles school officials to end a controversial practice involving teachers who can’t be fired under union rules.
Iris Stevenson, a fixture at the school since 1985, hasn’t been allowed in the classroom since December for unknown reasons.
Hundreds of abuse allegations against Los Angeles Unified School District teachers have prompted a change in policy to speed up investigations.
LAUSD teachers call it “teacher jail”. It is where they go if they are accused of inappropriate contact or a crime. There they sit in room or even at home continuing to get paid, while they wait for their accusations to be resolve. Our investigation found that it is costing taxpayers millions of dollars.