Back With Another Rap: Two Angry LAUSD Teachers Want You to Protest California Education Cuts

The two teachers behind the "Two Teachers and a Microphone" video are back.


The two anonymous pink slipped Los Angeles Unified School District teachers behind the rap video "Two Teachers and a Microphone" are back. The angry duo is still demanding the school board rescind the 5,000 preliminary layoff notices sent out to teachers and other school site employees. But in their latest track, they're also encouraging Angelenos to join them in pressuring California's legislators to put Governor Jerry Brown's school-funding saving tax extensions on a June special election ballot.

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Can Education Reform Survive Election Day?

What is at stake for education reform in this election? Read on.

Headed to the polls to vote? That means you'll be deciding who will implement—or possibly not implement—much-needed education reforms. As we've seen in Washington, D.C., with Mayor Adrian Fenty's lost bid for mayoral re-election, and the subsequent resignation of D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, who's in office makes a difference for schools.

The next Congress faces the charge of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). However, whether that reauthorization will happen seamlessly given that candidates, like Kentucky's Rand Paul, want to completely shutter the federal Department of Education, remains to be seen.

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GOOD Voter Guide to California: Insurance Commissioner

The Insurance Commissioner enforces insurance-related laws, and regulates industry to "protect consumers and promote a healthy marketplace."

Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be publishing primers about the important items on the ballot in California as part of our GOOD Voter Guide.

The Insurance Commissioner enforces insurance-related California laws, and regulates industry to “protect consumers and promote a healthy marketplace.”

William "Bill" Balderston

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