The Los Angeles Teachers Strike

United Teachers Los Angeles (the teachers union) wants to invest more resources into the public school system. They don’t see the schools as inherently doomed to fail. Instead, they are going on strike to secure higher salaries to recruit and retain teachers, reduce the size of classes, and bring in more support staff including career counselors, social workers, librarians, school psychologists, and nurses—strategies based on evidence rather than ideology or capitalist greed.

The “Skills Gap” Is Fake, Exhibit 2,347

Agreeing Loudly is proud to help its contributors’ gain compensation for their labor. Please consider helping kuyaalb by supporting his Patreon campaign. Matt Yglesias on yet another study debunked the oft-repeated theory that a “skills gap” was behind stubbornly high employment rates and decreasing labor participation numbers: Now along comes a new paper from Alicia…