Los Angeles teacher Michael Stryer takes a look at teachers union changes in the Washington Post. He’s right about the demographic changes but because of how elections work in some unions those changes don’t manifest themselves in union elections so quickly. There is a reason the teachers union in New York, for instance, has such a robust presence in sunny Florida.
In LA, keep an eye on this new teacher evaluation deal forced by a judge’s order. If you believe that something needs to be done on evaluation but the state of play should engender some uncertainty from all “sides” (see here, here, and here for instance) then there is room for something interesting to happen in LA.