For Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy to refer to the vote of no confidence by teachers as “nonsense” is in itself nonsensical. When more than 9 out of 10 teachers cast a vote of no confidence, it should give a sensible person pause.
It is essential to bear in mind that it is teachers who are actually in the trenches teaching children. They are the ones who most directly impact students. If teachers feel alienated and demoralized, it’s difficult to believe those negative feelings wouldn’t somehow filter down to students and affect them adversely.
Maria C. Mora