Strings were pulled, and Ramon Cortines was stopped by his own Board of Education
THEATER AWARDS UPDATE Here is the complete list of NOMINEES for the 30th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards, being held Monday, March 30 at the El Rey. Admission for nominees is free; nominee RSVPs are now being accepted at (310) 574-7208. Tickets for guests and members of the public go on sale ... More >>
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The Biggest Thank You Ever Given I'm thunderstruck and deeply moved by the outpouring and quality of your appreciations to me in your emails and in the comments to Friday's posting on the elimination of the L.A. Weekly's Theater Editor position. What a privilege: to read all that, to have served ... More >>
Hes gushing over his historic school-reform plan, and so are some in the media. Look again
A team advises the mayor how to fix troubled high schools. Most havent fixed any.
But with 43,000 kids fleeing LAUSD to charter schools, will mayor follow?
L.A., which educates one of every 12 California students, is ground zero in the Education Wars
ACORN bills itself as grassroots, but itís on the mayorís payroll
Why does a billionaire think Steve Barr is worth $10.5 million?
Can the mayor really claim victory with his compromise school plan?
Is Mayor V betraying his old-time union allies? Or rescuing L.A.ís troubled public school system? Whatever the answer, he faces the biggest risks of his political career.
The mayor cuts a few corners Ė and a bothersome election Ė on his school takeover plan
Two draft plans for LA Unified would divide the district into dozens of smaller entities
Antonioís case for control of L.A. Unified merits a C+, but heís a fast learner
And other musings on homework and literary dreams
Some clues about education under Riordan and Schwarzenegger
Why those striking actors just canít get respect ó or a contract