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Amy Weisberg

Amy Weisberg—A mother with three grown daughters and a teacher with 38 years’ experience who consults with teachers and parents as well as provides support for students. LACOE Teacher of the Year 2019-2020. Her website is www.CompleteTeach.com, email amyweisberg@gmail.com.

Why Vote?

“We’ve spent our careers explaining that public education is chronically underfunded.  Enough is enough. For the first time in my career, and in yours, we are on an offense against under-funding. Measure…

Once Upon a Time

In my TK/Kindergarten classroom, as I was introducing different versions of common fairy tales and folktales to the children, I realized the stories offer a comprehensible way to look at life. Most…

Badges of Parenthood

The 2019 college bribery scandal is perhaps the most blatant evidence of the lengths to which parents will go to ensure their children are admitted to the most prestigious colleges and universities…

Big Fish to Fry

This year, so far, has been a big one for education, beginning with the LAUSD teachers’ strike. We teachers have gone through a lot. Our world of education is constantly changing and…

Reflections

I keep a memory jar filled with happy memories of days when something good happened that I turn to when life gets difficult. It’s a time to turn my focus away from…

On Strike!

A tentative deal between UTLA and the Board of Eduction was struck on Tuesday, January 22, ending the six-day teachers’ strike pending approval of teachers and the Board of Education. The negotiation…

Regional Centers: Resources for Families

There is a myth of the perfect child and we, as parents, want to believe in that myth. Beginning when our children are born, there are small signs that our child may…

Expressing Our Gratitude

The week of November 26, Topanga Elementary School students and staff were able to return after a week of Canyon and school evacuation. We were all happy to return, to see each…

Freedom From Fear

“The Fourth Freedom is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will…

UTLA Ready to Strike: Ask Us Why

Veteran teachers at Topanga Elementary School Amy Weisberg and Roger Harrell, who is also a United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) representative, have been asked why teachers are ready to strike. Currently…