In a School District currently defined by the fight between public education and privatization, both sides put everything on the line. Was it worth it?
As the LAUSD strike drags on it is abundantly clear that the only way to bring an end to the chaos is to fire the Superintendent.
In Superintendent Austin Beutner’s Los Angeles Unified, it’s as if the 2018 elections never happened, or that Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education had never turned a glaring klieg light on the avarice of “school choice” Democrats under Obama who suddenly found themselves aligned with voucher-loving, charter school-pushing megadonors to the […]
Is this for real?” – LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson When the East Area Progressive Democrats filed a complaint with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office regarding alleged violations of California’s Brown Act, LAUSD Board member Scott Schmerelson’s Public Statement was used as Exhibit A. In releasing this document, Schmerelson exposed that the Board had […]
None of you should be making all these decisions in private and without the input of the public.” – Former LAUSD Board Member, Jackie Goldberg In 1953, the California legislature declared that “the people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know […]
I am especially addressing those who have been expressing their frustration with the lack of transparency during the last ten days, when every member of the Board knew that decision had already been made while pretending to be maintaining an open mind toward all the candidates who were deemed finalists.” – LAUSD Board Member, Scott […]