LAUSD leaders need to confront racism in schools, UCLA educator says
Racism and stereotypes continue to plague LA Unified, and it’s up to leaders to change that, according to a UCLA professor who is holding seminars at some schools. Tyrone C. Howard, associate dean for equity and inclusion at UCLA’s graduate school of education and information studies, spoke to the Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Equity Committee...
By Mike Szymanski | October 11, 2016
Petition to change name of Griffith MS heading to LAUSD board
As the Confederate flag came down from the South Carolina State Capitol today, LAUSD teacher Jose Lara continued to drum up support for a petition to change the name of the David Wark Griffith Middle School because the director’s film “The Birth of a Nation” is racist, according to Lara. “I have been extremely pleased with...
By Mike Szymanski | July 10, 2015
Petition calls for Griffith Middle School name change over racism
A petition inspired by UTLA social justice activist Jose Lara is calling for the immediate removal of the name D.W. Griffith from an East Los Angeles middle school because his 1915 film, “The Birth of a Nation,” celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The demand follows nationwide calls for the removal of Confederate flags from public spaces in the aftermath of...
By Mike Szymanski | July 8, 2015