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A PROTEST FOR RESPECT: Inglewood teachers rally outside district headquarters

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Members of the Inglewood Teachers Association demonstrated in front of the Inglewood Unified School District headquarters May 15 as negotiators for both sides worked to reach an agreement on a new contract. Teachers demonstrated with picket signs and blew horns and whistles to get the attention of Read More…

Columnists Opinion

Cooperation, not conflict, is key to Inglewood school success

Last week, the Inglewood Teachers Association (ITA) stepped up its public dispute with the school district about who pays for their health insurance by conducting demonstrations at school board meetings and calling upon teachers to change their work routines at Inglewood school sites. The union directed its members to withhold all voluntary work performed outside Read More…

Columnists Opinion

It’s time for Inglewood teacher’s union to cooperate with district

At the February Inglewood school board meeting, members of the Inglewood Teachers Association (ITA) gathered to voice their opposition to a proposal by the school district to reduce its contribution to employee health benefits. Inglewood Unified currently pays 100 percent of each employee health care premium costs, but in order to reduce a projected budget Read More…