Word on the Streets: Compton Unified Teacher Walkout
As the narrative flows in the direction of the great strides being made in the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) to increase test scores and graduation rates, the teachers actions indicate all isn’t well. There have been a war of words between the Compton Education Association and Superintendent Darin Brawley, however, Board President Satra Zurita has yet to release a public statement on the ongoing troubles with ratifying a contract with the teachers.
Related article: Compton Education Association response to CUSD Supt. Darin Brawley
Sources close involved in negotiations shared with 2 Urban Girls that the issue is over a handful of teachers wanting retirement benefits, after previously signing off on the retirement to gain citizenship in the country.
They went on further to state that it is unfair to the other teachers to be caught up in a situation where the handful in questions, explicity knew they wouldn’t receive retirement when they took the job.
Four years later, teachers are staging staggered walkouts that could revert the district back in a downward spiral. Most recently, 44 teachers walked out yesterday, February 22, 2016.
Calls to board trustee Micah Ali were not returned.