Commentary: We need a resolution — our kids need us to build bridges, not walls, in L.A.

If LAUSD teachers go out on strike, thousands of Los Angeles students will lose days or weeks (or more) of learning time, and local public schools will lose millions of dollars in funding. But that’s not all; a strike will also produce immense anxiety among teachers worried about the fate of students they’re committed to serving, and among parents forced to choose between crossing picket lines or staying home from work in order to take care of their kids.

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Allison Bajracharya
I don't just want the best for my kids—I want the best for all of our kids.

I started my career as a teacher at a high school in New Orleans.  My class had 50 students on the roster, but on any given day only 25 students would attend my class.   That was the norm-- and no one was fighting to change it. I decided then to dedicate my career to making change for students and families.   Since then I have worked to raise expectations for all students and to expand the number of excellent public schools in every community.  

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Allison Bajracharya