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Compton teachers rally for classroom upgrades, Weds

Teachers seek smaller classes and better learning conditions for students, and higher wages, including improved health benefits for teachers.

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Compton Unified School District headquarters, 501 N. Santa Fe Ave. Photo: Google

Union: Smaller classrooms, comparable wages for Compton teachers help make students priority

COMPTON — The Compton Education Association (CEA) will lead a rally at Compton Unified School District headquarters, 501 N. Santa Fe Ave., on Wed., Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Teachers are pushing for CUSD to make students their first priority in their budgeting decisions. They seek smaller classes and better learning conditions for students, and higher wages, including improved health benefits for teachers.

In the recent years, the CUSD has experienced several sickouts where dozens of teachers called in sick for a day to protest working and learning conditions and stalled contract talks.

CEA is the exclusive bargaining agent for all classroom teachers in the Compton Unified School District.

The Compton Unified School District is located in the south central region of Los Angeles County, California, and encompasses the city of Compton and portions of the cities of Carson and Los Angeles. The district currently serves nearly 26,000 students at 40 sites: 24 elementary schools, eight middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, and five alternative schools.

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3 COMMENTS
  • frances October 12, 2017

    like it was clearly stated i agreed with all their demands except the salary. they need better benefits, smaller classes and a clean work place. they do not need a pay raise because they are not teaching if you sat in one of the classes you would see how they treat the kids

    • frances October 19, 2017

      no have you but most have negative attitude like you that is shown towards the kids

  • frances October 11, 2017

    I agree with the teachers on everything except the salary. They make too much money already and most of them need to go take a class on dealing with different behavior of children instead of punishing them. Most act like they do not want to be bothered with the kids and always have negative things to say about the kids. I know of one school that just had a health inspection of the cafeteria received a D they have rats and roaches and some of the rats came out while the inspection was going on kids and teachers are finding roaches in their bags and purses when they get home.

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