Events: Board Member Martinez to Talk About Props
LAUSD Board Member Nury Martinez is hosting a town hall meeting in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, October 27 to educate parents and community members about how propositions on the upcoming election ballot will affect LA schools. Martinez will speak along with LAUSD’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Megan Reillyhas, about the drastic budget cuts...
By LA School Report | October 26, 2012 5:58 pm
Morning Read: Prop. 30 Losing Support
Support Plunges for Prop. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tax Initiative Only 46% of registered voters now support Prop. 30, a drop of 9 percentage points over the last month, and 42% oppose it. LA Times See also Ed Source Molly Munger’s Prop. 38 Is Spoiling Jerry Brown’s Prop. 30. She’s Not Sorry. Both proposals could...
By Hillel Aron | October 25, 2012 9:13 am
Events: Kayser’s South Gate Town Hall
LAUSD school board member Bennett Kayser will host a town hall on Wednesday night, October 24, at 6 PM to talk about Propositions 30 and 38. Kayser introduced a non-binding resolution at the August 21 board meeting to endorse both tax measures (see School Board To California Voters: Send Money). Read the press release here.
By Hillel Aron | October 24, 2012 11:18 am
Morning Read: Five States Have School Tax Votes
Schools Face Test From Voters [This] is the largest number of education-tax initiatives to appear on state election ballots in two decades, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Wall St. Journal (subscription required; via KPCC) Fact Check: Obama Supports Smaller Classes in Public Schools The president has publicly supported the concept...
By Hillel Aron | October 23, 2012 9:52 am
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
Morning Read: LA Times Sues for Teacher Ratings
Times Sues LAUSD for Info on Teachers The Los Angeles Times claims Los Angeles Unified School District is violating public records law by refusing to release records tying teachers, by name, to the expected and actual test scores of their students. Courthouse News Service LA Schools to ‘Shake It Up’ With the Rest of California As...
By Hillel Aron | October 18, 2012 9:39 am
Comparing Education Tax Measures
Ed Source has an excellent, 8-part infographic comparing Propositions 30 and 38, the competing ballot measures that would temporarily raise taxes to fund public education in California. As you may recall, Proposition 38, sponsored by the well-to-do Molly Munger, would raise a bit more money than Prop 30, sponsored by Governor Jerry Brown, but wouldn’t avoid “trigger...
By Hillel Aron | October 17, 2012 11:36 am
Morning Read: Get Out The Vote
Gov. Brown Urges UCLA Students to Support Prop. 30 Gov. Jerry Brown brought his campaign for the Proposition 30 tax measure to UCLA on Tuesday, urging students at a rally there to vote for it or risk facing a substantial tuition increase. LA Times LAUSD Urges Students, Community Members to Vote Like public school educators...
By Hillel Aron | October 17, 2012 9:55 am
Mike Antonucci: Follow the Money
You’ve probably never heard of Mike Antonucci, but you might be glad — or angry — that there’s someone like him around. Described by Education Week as “the nation’s leading observer — and critic — of the two national teachers’ unions and their affiliates,” Antonucci writes an insider blog called Education Intelligence Agency that tracks teachers union revenues, membership, campaign spending,...
By Alexander Russo | October 16, 2012 10:37 am
Morning Read: Proposition Détente
Munger Pulls TV Ad Critical of Governor’s Prop 30 The wealthy activist behind Proposition 38 says her campaign is taking down its television ad that sought to portray Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 as a bad choice for voters interested in protecting K-12 education. News10 New Lottery Forecast Adds Badly Needed Dollars to Schools State...
By Hillel Aron | October 16, 2012 9:41 am
Morning Read: Proposition Countdown
How Will You Vote on California’s Propositions? Let’s Start With the Biggies, Props. 30 and 38 The future of California’s education system will be decided Nov. 6, when voters consider two dueling propositions that would raise taxes to support public schools. Daily News Prop. 30 Inspires Voter Registration Drives Aimed at Students Gov. Jerry Brown’s...
By Hillel Aron | October 15, 2012 9:11 am