A group of teachers and community activists plans to start a hunger strike today in protest of the Los Angeles Unified School District's plan to lay off thousands of teachers.
At least nine teachers and two activists will participate in the action, said Sean Leys, a Lincoln High School teacher who will take part in the fast.Leys said the hunger strike will continue "until the layoffs happen or a new budget is released." The teachers will work in their classrooms this week but "past that, we won't be able to continue," Leys said.
I heard this story while driving home tonight. In the meanwhile, LAUSD administrators are easing their fat asses into the Escalades for that drive home tonight.
You know what these teachers and "community activists" are going to accomplish? Weight loss. Because while this is going on . . .
About 160 instructors and others get salaries for doing nothing while their job fitness is reviewed. They collect roughly $10 million a year, even as layoffs are considered because of a budget gap.
Thank you, California Teachers Association. Worse than the friggin' UAW.