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