High Tech’s organizing effort is part of a growing movement to unionize charter school workforces locally and across the state. In recent years, teachers at Preuss School and Gompers Preparatory Academy, two of the most high-profile charters in San Diego, successfully unionized.
The California Teachers Association is vehement in its opposition to charters because the very principles that have made so many charters successful are diametrically opposed to the ideas promulgated by the union.
Diminished by the pandemic, the shrunken hospitality and tourism sectors impair the city’s policy agenda. San Diego’s tech sector’s growing, but the government gets little benefit from it.
Teachers at High Tech High – the largest charter school chain in San Diego County – appear to have the support necessary to unionize, reports Will Huntsberry. If successful, the teachers at High Tech High will join other prominent charter schools to see their teachers organize in recent years. When pushing for unions, charter teachers […]
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