Commentary: School choice could make college affordable
By John Kruger Imagine starting your college journey with a $75,000 scholarship. If that piques your interest, you’ll want to tune in to a brewing education battle in the Golden State. While the school choice debate has often centered on education outcomes, its fiscal impact in California is also of serious consequence. School choice could...
By Colaborador especial | June 2, 2017 2:52 pm
Commentary: Money, hustle & good candidates won LA vote for ed reformers, but tougher fights lie ahead
By Richard Whitmire Without a doubt, pro-charter school forces took a beating over the past year. There was a big setback in Georgia, and the Massachusetts vote on allowing charters to expand was nothing short of a money-losing, brutish beatdown. Things only worsened with the election of Donald Trump and his appointment of the wildly...
By Richard Whitmire | June 1, 2017 1:44 pm
Commentary: When kids can’t attend the great school just across the street, we must break down the invisible walls
By Seth Litt On Wednesday, May 17, Los Angeles families woke up to a new reality for education in the nation’s second-largest school district. Voters in two Los Angeles Unified school board districts voted resoundingly for change, electing two young progressive educators — both of them either current or former teachers — as our newest school board...
By Colaborador especial | May 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Commentary: Finding your path with restorative justice
By Ramon Altamirano I was already a freshman at Cal State Northridge before I realized that my schools had failed me. It was apparent, very quickly, that the prior 12 years of my education had not been on par with that of my classmates. Other students had come to their higher learning with the academic...
By Colaborador especial | May 25, 2017 8:32 am
Commentary: Congratulations Nick and Kelly — Now let’s get to work
By Nadia Diaz Funn The Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), an advocacy organization committed to the advancement of the Los Angeles Latino community, congratulates Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin on their election to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. With a long, exhausting, and divisive campaign season now behind us, this...
By Colaborador especial | May 24, 2017 8:26 am
Commentary: What pro-equity advocates in California can learn from their wins in LAUSD
(Note: This article first appeared on La Comadre and Education Post) By Chris Bertelli When the ballots were finally tallied in the early morning hours on Wednesday, those of us who work for educational equity in California’s public schools had reason to celebrate. After an expensive, hard-fought campaign, two political newcomers – Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez – were...
By Colaborador especial | May 22, 2017 5:17 pm