Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

Politics 03/23/19, 09:48

Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren't why the money is suddenly available. Texas hasn't even had a teacher strike. But as in ...

California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

California 02/25/19, 07:37

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting the security guard of a news crew that was robbed while covering the Oakland teachers strike, according to a statement by the CBS affiliate. KPIX said a reporter and a photographer were gathering interviews before 5 p.m. Sunday about the ...

With strike deal, Garcetti looks again toward 2020 run

Politics 01/23/19, 18:31

After helping broker an end to a teachers strike that marooned more than half a million students, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday the deal shows that government is solving problems in Los Angeles while Washington remains hobbled by a lengthy shutdown. The Democratic mayor, who is considering a 2020 White House ...

Los Angeles teachers’ strike shows Garcetti risks in ’20 bid

Politics 01/19/19, 03:14

A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The Democratic mayor, who has said he will soon decide whether ...

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