Kashkari to Gov. Brown: ‘You should be ashamed of yourself’
Governor Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, spent a few testy minutes in their debate last night talking about public education. Their exchange largely focused on the recent decision by Brown, as a loser in Vergara vs. California, to appeal the ruling, which struck down laws protecting teacher employment rights. Brown was asked...
By LA School Report | September 5, 2014
Ouch! LAUSD to pay $1.1 billion for teacher pension rescue
LA Unified must come up with $16 million this year to pay an unexpected bill as a result of legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown aimed at rescuing the state’s teachers retirement pension system known as CalSTRS, but the district’s total increase is much higher, estimated to reach an extra $1.1 billion over the next seven...
By Yana Gracile | July 7, 2014
Unions Ask Court to Dismiss ‘Bad Teacher’ Suit
The state of California and its two biggest teachers unions are asking a state Superior Court to throw out a case about getting rid of “ineffective teachers,” saying passage of a bill now before Gov. Jerry Brown would make the lawsuit unnecessary. Lawyers for the plaintiffs responded by calling the request a “sham,” arguing that the...
By LA School Report | September 30, 2013
Morning Read: LAUSD Buses Violate Safety Rules
LAUSD Bus Inspection Reports Show Major Safety Violations While your children ride LAUSD buses, we obtained the most recent reports, finding fuel leaks, steering violations that could endanger students, and bad brakes. CBS LA A Level Playing Field for Transgender Students In February, the California Interscholastic Federation adopted a progressive policy, which takes effect in...
By LA School Report | May 3, 2013
Listen: Democrats Divided on Gov. Brown’s Ed. Budget Reform
In a recent Which Way L.A. segment, host Warren Olney discusses the battle brewing in Sacramento over Gov. Jerry Brown’s approach to education budget reform. Brown’s plan to give struggling school districts like LAUSD, which have higher numbers of low-income and English language learner students, higher funding than more successful districts, has divided Democrats in...
By Samantha Oltman | April 30, 2013
Gov’s “Weighted” Funding Formula Will Transform LAUSD – If It Passes
Governor Jerry Brown’s new proposal for distributing education dollars to school districts could be a major win for LAUSD, according to Superintendent John Deasy. “It’s the single greatest education policy shift in the last 35 years in California,” Deasy told LA School Report on Thursday. “It’s really brilliant by the Governor in so many ways.”...
By Hillel Aron | February 22, 2013