Another Charter School Attempts A Hostile Takeover

Shirley Elementary is the latest LAUSD school to find its campus under siege by Citizens of the World. When will the district fight back?

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It Didn't Stay In Vegas: Is Councilman John Lee "City Staffer B"?

Voters in Los Angeles’ CD12 could be headed to the polls for the fourth time in a year as a City Councilman is implicated in a corruption scandal.

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It's Not Easy Being Green

Abandoned by the Democrats, I took the #DemExit and looked for a home in the Green Party. It did not work out as well as I had hoped.

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Let The Next Round Of Anti-Semitic Ads Begin

All four pro-public education candidates came in first in their LAUSD school board elections, but two will face run-offs in November.

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The Trumpification of the 2020 Election

Political campaigns have always bent the truth. In the Age of Trump, the lies don’t even have to make sense as long as they vilify the opponent.

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LAUSD School Board Candidate Silke Bradford: An 'F' on Charter School Oversight

As the former Director of the Charter School Office for LA County, LAUSD School Board Candidate Silke Bradford could provide insight into the renewal of the North Valley Military Institute. Does her failure to do so give an indication of what type of board member she would be?

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LAUSD District 3 Endorsement — Lifetime Educator Scott Schmerelson

The incumbent has a record of improving opportunities for children and is a far better choice than the charter profiteer or an inexperienced parent.

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Do Not “Pass” at the Polls

This feature would of course “help expedite the voting process” since voters using passes would not have to manually select any choices at the polls.  Elections officials want short lines at polling places, so they’re quite fond of Poll Pass.  “Unfortunately,” as Knock.LA blogger Carl J. Petersen put it last year, “the convenience of Poll Pass will come at a steep price for our democracy.”


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The Children Are Left Behind in LAUSD School Board Race

As the California Charter School Association and their allies spend millions on negative ads, education issues are swept aside.

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LAUSD District 7 Endorsement - Parent Patricia Castellanos

Castellanos’ experience will bring a unique voice to a board that currently lacks a parent whose child attends any of the district’s schools.

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