The parcel tax will help provide the funds to give Los Angeles students the schools they deserve. But Charter schools will also get a cut.
I believe that it’s time to make our public education system in California among the greatest in the nation, and I have a plan to take us there.” – Tony Thurmond Like a lot of other politicians who have been labeled “anti-charter school,” Tony Thurmond has not called for the end of these publicly funded […]
“The ideals of education, whether men [sic] are taught to teach or plow, to weave or to write, must not be allowed to sink into sordid utilitarianism. Education must keep broad ideals before it, and never forget that it is dealing with Souls and not with Dollars.” 1902, W.E.B. DuBois, educator and civil rights leader. Not […]
There is currently an effort to call for a strike that pits adults versus adults when students and their families will bear the brunt of a strike action.“ – LAUSD School Board Having gladly accepted the title of “a gadfly at the school board meetings”, I have a natural tendency to be suspicious of the […]
In breaking news after the initial revelation that cozy talks between Superintendent Deasy and his upper-level staffers and Apple Corporation/Pearson may have violated open bidding rules, KPCC is now reporting: Deasy seemed to say that the emails unearthed by KPCC address a “pilot” rollout of iPads and not the final $1 billion plan, but the […]
By Alice Mercer, a California teacher. This post originally appeared at her blog Reflections on Teaching and is re-posted with permission. In the aftermath of the initial Vergara decision, there are lots of questions about effects. Having taught in a public school under a turn-around model, where hiring and being retained, was based solely on […]