See also: "LAUSD Supe Fires Lemon Teachers" and "Firing the Bad Teachers."
A few days ago, the teachers union wing of the California Democratic Party tarred the growing numbers of breakaway Democrats who, in sync with President Obama, point the finger at teachers unions as a big obstacle to fixing ... More >>
Update, Monday: Final update shows Johnson down by 31 votes. Waiting for Johnson to pull the plug.Brian Johnson -- the anointed candidate of the charter school movement -- appears headed to defeat in his costly race for the 46th Assembly District.With nearly all the ballots counted, Johnson, a Democ ... More >>
California Teachers AssociationPatricia Rucker, right, is both a Board of Education member and a CTA lobbyistIf the battle over California's new parent-empowerment law was only vicariously between the California Teachers Association and the growing charter-school business before, it just got ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIOver 60 percent of McKinley Elementary parents signed a petition in December to convert their children's school to a charterCompton Unified School District's acting superintendent, Karen Frison, changed her game at last night's district board meeting.
She released a "media ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUICompton parents who want to switch McKinley Elementary into different hands will have to tell that to district higher-ups next weekAt an unannounced Compton Unified School District meeting last night, district officials demanded that McKinley Elementary School parents -- ove ... More >>
No. 1 with a bullet: California's high-speed rail project.After we reported that former state Assemblyman Richard Katz might have been breaking the law by sitting on two government boards -- L.A.'s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and California's High Speed Rail Authority -- Katz caved ... More >>
This week's foot-in-the-mouth award goes to Eastside state Sen. Gloria Romero, whose often-brave stances we often agree with, but whose recent comments about a Los Angeles Police Department shooting she might want to reconsider.
She suggested in an interview aired on KFI AM 640 over the week ... More >>
California superintendent candidate Tom TorlaksonIf anyone thinks no one in California cared all that much about the little-known statewide race for superintendent of public instruction, think again.
According to the state's Fair Political Practices Commission, special interest groups spent ... More >>
Photo by Ted SoquiRicardo Laraâ€‹It didn't take long for EdVoice, the deep-pocketed Sacramento advocacy group, to pull a couple of quotes from last week's L.A. Weekly story on the 50th Assembly District race and slap them on an attack mailer.The story was about how Ricardo Lara got to be the favorit ... More >>