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Los Angeles, CA | The Teacher Union’s Love-Hate Relationship With Testing

Los Angeles, CA | The Teacher Union’s Love-Hate Relationship With Testing

By Chantal Lovell Testing for thee, but not for me.  That’s the message sent to parents by the United Teachers Los Angeles. In its latest demonstration of epic irony, the union is demanding all 600,000 students subject to its reign be tested weekly for COVID-19 in order to return to the classroom, while simultaneously lobbying the […]

Back To School?

Back To School?

By Chantal Lovell I want to believe that California’s public schools will reopen this fall. I really do. When the Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles finally reached an agreement in late June to fully reopen schools this fall, I was cautiously optimistic. Los Angeles was the major holdout in the state, […]

CA School Reopenings are “Just OK”

CA School Reopenings are “Just OK”

Column Chantal Lovell, California Policy Center As a communications professional, I spend a lot of time thinking about advertisements and commercials. Whether it’s the reminder of the best part of waking up, the recognition that there are some things money can’t buy, or the predictably similar COVID-era commercials, ad campaigns often play in the background of my mind. […]