LASR poll results: Readers voice support for King as superintendent
A majority of LA School Report readers responding to our latest poll voted that Michelle King was the right choice to be LA Unified’s next superintendent. King, a longtime district insider, was announced earlier this month as the next superintendent after a months-long search that included looking at some outside candidates. Fifty-three percent of those...
By LA School Report | January 19, 2016
LASR poll: What do you really want in the next LAUSD superintendent?
LA Unified unveiled an online survey this week, asking the public to weigh in on the qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent. Some of the questions are little obvious and may not yield any enlightening information, as George McKenna pointed out at a recent board meeting. Do you want a superintendent who will “establish...
By LA School Report | October 8, 2015
An LASR Poll: Tell us what months kids should be in school
LA Unified is gathering public input on six different academic calendars it is considering for the years ahead. However, there have been technical glitches with its phone survey, and it isn’t clear when or if it will be completed. The stories here at LA School Report about the calendar options have attracted a high level of interest...
By LA School Report | October 2, 2015
Poll: CA voters confused, easily manipulated over Common Core
With tomorrow’s expected release of the California’s Common Core-aligned standardized tests, which 3.2 million students took in the spring, a new poll shows the majority of the state’s voters know little or nothing about the new standards, and their views depend heavily on the way questions are posed. The test results from California Assessment of Student Performance...
By Craig Clough | September 8, 2015
Our survey results: Readers prefer a special election
The votes are in from our decidedly unscientific poll on what our readers think about the current school board dilemma. A solid majority of LA School Report readers who voted say they preferred that the LA Unified board holds a special election to fill the District 1 seat held by the late Marguerite LaMotte, rather...
By LA School Report | December 17, 2013
Appoint or elect? Let us know what LAUSD board should do
VOTE IN OUR POLL Should the LA Unified School board call a special election to fill the vacant seat left by the death of Marguerite Lamotte? Or should the board appoint a school board member? The board will take the matter up at its meeting on Tuesday, December 17. You can vote now in...
By LA School Report | December 16, 2013