East LA Debate: D2 Challengers Pile On LAUSD
Challengers at last night’s District 2 debate in El Sereno rarely invoked School Board President Monica Garcia‘s name, even though she was sitting there onstage with them. But they attacked the incumbent indirectly, with vehement criticisms of LAUSD policies and decisions (regarding standardized tests, charters schools and budget cuts) as well as Superintendent John Deasy, who...
By Hillel Aron | February 12, 2013
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
Preview: Little-Known Candidates Debut at District 6 Forum
Now whittled down to three candidates — Maria Cano, Antonio Sanchez, and Monica Ratliff — the race for the East Valley’s District 6 features a cast of relative unknowns endorsed by the teachers union. However, one of them — newcomer Antonio Sanchez — is the front-runner by virtue of the additional endorsements and independent expenditure...
By Hillel Aron | January 31, 2013
Westside Forum: Charters, Evaluation, Deasy
There were roughly 100 audience members at Thursday night’s School Board candidate forum in District 4, which featured incumbent Steve Zimmer and challenger Kate Anderson. Over all, the event was polite and informative, showing off both candidates’ strengths, stylistic and substantive differences, and their support for Superintendent John Deasy. Anderson, with her twin daughters sitting...
By Hillel Aron | January 25, 2013
Preview: Westside School Board Forum
Tomorrow night’s School Board candidate forum for the Westside’s District 4 could be a fascinating event, if for no other reason than it will feature just two candidates — challenger Kate Anderson and incumbent Steve Zimmer — going head to head. (Jeneen Robinson is registered as a write-in candidate, and was not invited to participate)....
By Hillel Aron | January 23, 2013
Jan. 24 Kickoff for United Way Candidate Events
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles — which has been active on issues such as the use of student test scores as part of teacher evaluations — is planning to hold a candidate forum for each School Board race: The first forum, for the Westside’s District 4, will be held on January 24 at...
By Hillel Aron | January 16, 2013