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32,000 Educators in Los Angeles on strike for Higher Wages, More Staff, and Smaller Classes

By Max Parrish Since 2015, the teachers in Los Angeles, California, have been trying to get higher wages, more staff, and smaller classes, but now the approximate 32,000 educators are going on strike to get the funding and staff that they need. After weeks of heated debates between the United Teachers Los Angeles union (UTLA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) went nowhere, the UTLA took to the streets on January 14th and staked the first teacher protest in Los Angeles in over 30 years. The morning of the

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Leaked Memo from Trump’s HHS Department attempts to redefine “Sex”

By Max Parrish Over the last several years, transgender health and healthcare have been discussed more prominently in the news than previous years. Part of this reason has been celebrities coming out as transgender men or women, but the other side of this new spotlight has been President Donald Trump attempting to repeal former President Barack Obama’s protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people in healthcare, the workplace and the education system. The Affordable Care Act, or the ACA, implemented by the

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The MeToo Movement in 2018

By Zemlja Franicevic     I am sure we all remember the outbreak of sexual assault allegations against famous male actors, comedians, and politicians last year, as there were too many to forget. These allegations sparked one of the most powerful movements the United States has ever seen--the MeToo movement--a movement aimed at breaking women’s silence around sexual harassment and sexual assault. The movement went viral in October of 2017 as a hashtag used on social media to display the widespread and pervasive nature of sexual

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SRCS Tentative Agreement Reached

By Katie Cederborg and Rachel Owen On Thursday, December 7th Santa Rosa City Schools (SRCS) reached a tentative agreement with Santa Rosa Teacher’s Association (SRTA) in regards to the recent controversy in relation to health care and cost of living adjustments. After a year of negotiation between the two organizations the Tentative Agreement will remain intact through June of 2020 if the teachers vote to accept it. If accepted, the agreement allows for an increase in contributions by the District to a total of 2,500 dollars.

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