LAUSD Board Filing Period Opens Monday
Starting Monday, November 5, LAUSD Board candidates for the District 2, 4, and 6 seats can take the next necessary steps towards running for office by filing a “Declaration of Intention to Become a Candidate” with the City Clerk’s office. Official announcement here. Official candidate and election information here. But they shouldn’t wait too long. Prospective candidates have less than a...
By LA School Report | November 2, 2012
Zimmer on a Tightrope: Charter Groups Watch
Capping charter school growth seemed to have been a priority for LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer until recently, when he twice postponed, then watered down, his controversial proposal that would have banned new charter schools. The motivation behind his hedging has been something of a mystery. One answer could be he’s listening: California Charter Schools...
By LA School Report | October 16, 2012
Memo to Voters: Attack Ads on the Horizon
The rise of outside money in LAUSD board elections has coincided with a spate of negative campaign advertising in recent elections. It’s a tactic that nobody claims to enjoy, but it seems to work. So it’s likely the upcoming campaigns leading to the March LAUSD election will continue the trend. “Welcome to the brave new...
By Samantha Oltman | October 11, 2012
Education-Related Ballot Measures: An Update
A new Los Angeles Times / USC poll shows support for Governor Jerry Brown’s Prop 30 ballot initiative – which would temporarily raise income tax on high earners – has slipped to 54%, down 10 points from March. Despite the erosion, Democratic voters still overwhelmingly favor it, 69-20%. Meanwhile, Molly Munger’s competing tax measure, Prop...
By Hillel Aron | September 29, 2012