Charter group tells LAUSD board contribution process was lawful
The executive director of the state charter schools political action committee sent an email to the LA Unified school board and other district officials yesterday, offering a sharp response to a story in the Los Angeles Times that was highly critical of the group’s campaign finance reporting practices. “I am reaching out to you to ensure that...
By Craig Clough | December 3, 2015
Commentary: In Praise of the LA Times’ Karin Klein
Two of my favorite education writers right now write a lot about education but you may not know their names because they don’t usually have bylines. Karin Klein of the LA Times (right) and Kate Grossman(@kategrossman1) of the Chicago Sun-Times (left) are editorial page writers whose work often comes out in the form of unsigned editorial page positions....
By Alexander Russo | May 10, 2013
LA Times: Streamline Teacher Firing Now
“There is no reasonable explanation for why firing a teacher in California is such a time-consuming, tortuous and expensive procedure… Appeals often drag on for years — during which the school district must pay the teachers’ salaries and benefits — and almost invariably favor the teachers… The dysfunctional process benefits no one except bad teachers. The...
By LA School Report | December 20, 2012
LAT Slams Deasy Tablet Rollout
“Good for the committee that … put the brakes on this poorly planned effort Wednesday.” LA Times: A Tablet in Every Backpack?
By Alexander Russo | November 16, 2012