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L.A. teachers launch union drive at Alliance charter schools
L.A. teachers launch union drive at Alliance charter schools

Teachers at the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles have launched a drive to unionize, a move that could alter the path of school reform in the city. Charter schools, which are independently managed and publicly funded, have grown rapidly in Los Angeles, drawing students and funding from the school district. For the most part, their teachers are not unionized. That traditionally has put charters at odds with the teachers union. Increasingly, charter organizations and the union are seen as political adversaries in charting the future of public schools. A successful push by educators at the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools would hand an important victory to United...

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