For Los Angeles teachers, the current political season packs a one-two punch.
On Monday, ballots are counted to determine who will lead their union. Just over a week later, voters decide on three pivotal L.A. school board seats.
Both results will be important not just for future negotiations over classroom and work conditions but because powerful forces want to push Los Angeles education in a different direction, which could very much affect teachers’ lives.
Union President Alex Caputo-Pearl, 48, is running for a second three-year term, and says that he’s made strides for teachers that also help students, including negotiating