Outside Spending Skyrockets
A massive spending spree of $3.4 million by outside groups has broken records in the Los Angeles School Board races with still seven days left before the election. That’s an increase of $1 million in just a week, according to the latest figures available at the LA City Ethics Commission. Low voter turnout and a...
By LA School Report | February 26, 2013 4:09 pm
Event: District 6 Candidates Talk School Choice
On Wednesday, February 27, Antonio Sanchez, Monica Ratliff, and Maria Cano — the three candidates competing for the District 6 School Board seat representing the East San Fernando Valley — will participate at a charter school parent event hosted by Families That Can, a statewide network of charter school parents that’s part of the California Charter...
By LA School Report | February 26, 2013 12:04 pm
Reform Coalition Attacks Sanchez Opponents in District 6
District 6, which covers the East San Fernando Valley, is the one School Board race where the big special interest groups — the Coalition for School Reform, SEIU and UTLA — have all endorsed the same candidate: Antonio Sanchez. But that hasn’t stopped the Coalition from going negative with a new, double-sided glossy mailer attacking Sanchez’s opponents, Maria Cano and Monica...
By Hillel Aron | February 22, 2013 5:46 pm
Commentary: Do You or Don’t You Support Deasy?
If you were running for School Board it might seem obvious you would need to be prepared to answer this simple question: “Do you support current LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy?” But at last week’s District 6 candidate forum for the Los Angeles School Board race in the San Fernando Valley, this question made for some...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | February 7, 2013 10:38 am
Video: East Valley Candidates Forum
Watch East Valley District 6 candidates Antonio Sanchez, Maria Cano, and Monica Ratliff at the United Way candidate forum on Thursday, where they shared their opinions on big election topics, including classroom resources, Superintendent John Deasy, teacher evaluations, and how to handle teachers accused of misconduct:
By Samantha Oltman | February 1, 2013 4:49 pm
East Valley Forum: Differences Over Deasy, Evaluation, & Dismissal
Thursday night’s School Board candidates forum offered three political newcomers a chance to introduce themselves to voters of the East Valley’s District 6. Monica Ratliff introduced herself to the assembled group of community members and reporters as a teacher of a high-performing public school (San Pedro Elementary) in one of the poorest areas in the...
By Hillel Aron | February 1, 2013 9:06 am