Did Mayor Eric Garcetti have only three files from which he chose his city commissioners, who wield influence over whether to fire bad cops, expand LAX into Westchester, push from outside for shakeups at failing LAUSD schools and kill off L.A.'s wildly unsustainable policies such as its patch-the-st ... More >>
Arne Duncan has places to be.Lydia Grant, a big education activist in SoCal, asked us to attend U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's two-hour-long town hall in Pico Rivera earlier this week. Duncan had promised big things for the Tuesday event: The town hall is hosted by the U.S. Depart ... More >>
Governor Jerry BrownUpdate: Former state Sen. Gloria Romero accuses Compton Unified of strong-arming parents to stop charter school. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and another huge law firm join Parent Trigger effort pro bono. Things get increasingly heavy in Compton today when the McKinley Parent ... More >>
Does A.J. stand for a joke? Pipsqueak United Teachers Los Angeles chief A.J. Duffy, who has turned the L.A. teachers union into a national laughingstock and encouraged this region's teachers to think like infantile whiners, should resign after trying to blame the Los Angeles Times for the tra ... More >>
UTLA President A.J. DuffyIn response to The Los Angeles Times series that published data purporting to show teacher performance and quality, hundreds of educators from the local teachers union demonstrated in front of the Times building Tuesday, accusing the paper of reckless and shoddy repo ... More >>
If not, LAUSD board could buckle to union over L.A. Times teacher-test-score expose
What the hell led to the "Race to the Top" rejection from Obama?
Why firing the desk-sleepers, burnouts, hotheads and other failed teachers is all but impossible
Their supe is Obama's new education man. Our supe is nice, but ...
Image via Hip Hop is Read Unless you've been living in the Madagascan Rain Forest or are a cave-dwelling ignicolist in Outer Mongolia, you're well aware that today marks the inauguration of Barack Obama. To the delight of the rap world and the chagrin of the social security set, Obama has been bi ... More >>
The admiral's sinking ship
A team advises the mayor how to fix troubled high schools. Most havent fixed any.