The High Cost of the Trump Presidency

America was already bitterly divided when Trump became the 45th occupant of the Oval Office. Then he threw kerosene on the fire.

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A Father, a Son, and the Next Generation

For 19 years I was lucky enough to celebrate Father’s Day from both sides of the holiday. Like a lot of things in life, I do not think that I appreciated how special that was until it was gone. I was a bridge between two generations, both shaping the man that I am today. Through that bridge flowed the lessons of the past and the promise of tomorrow.

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Vote on LAUSD Rules Changes Delayed Again

For the second time, Nick Melvoin’s attempts to change the LAUSD Board rules have been pulled from the agenda before a vote could be taken.

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An Ordinary Mom (With a Degree in Astrophysics) Takes On the Status-Quo

Loraine Lundquist’s first-place showing in an LA City Council race was a bright spot in a week that highlighted the new normal that we live in.

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A School District Tried to Secure a Source of Funding and All It Got Was a Bill for $12.5 Million

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner presented a parcel tax resolution without getting input from the public. The voters rejected his proposal.

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Measure EE Puts Your LAUSD Child First

As the opposition to the parcel tax, the Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of businesses, not students sitting in overcrowded classrooms.

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Did Austin Beutner Sabotage the Passage of Measure EE?

Opponents of Measure EE are spending over $1 million to defeat a parcel tax that will fund local education. Is LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner helping them?

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Jackie Goldberg Hits the LAUSD Board Running

Ten months after their representative pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned, the residents of LAUSD Board District 5 are finally represented again.

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Trump-Style Politics Infects a Local Race

An LA City Council race shows how the president’s themes of anti-intellectualism, immigrant bashing and a lack of empathy have taken root locally.

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LAUSD Libraries are Safe (For Now)

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner ends his plan to defund some elementary school libraries next year as Jackie Goldberg takes her seat on the Board of Education.

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