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  • LAUSD should try again on supplying computers

    LAUSD should try again on supplying computers
    The idea of equipping every Los Angeles Unified student and teacher with a computer suffered its final blow with the announcement last week that the school district simply couldn't afford to buy some 700,000 of them. If ever a proposal was half-baked,...
  • LAUSD's program to give immigration legal advice is ill-advised

    LAUSD's program to give immigration legal advice is ill-advised
    Some staff attorneys at the Los Angeles Unified School District have expressed interest in doing pro bono legal work for students who arrived in this country without documentation and on their own, with no adult family living here. Many of those...
  • L.A. Unified chief blasts teachers union's salary demands

    L.A. Unified chief blasts teachers union's salary demands
    L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines blasted the teachers union's salary demands Monday, calling them an unrealistic proposal that would force "catastrophic" layoffs of other employees.  After 16 meetings and months of contract negotiations with United...
  • Don't punish other districts for L.A. Unified's problems

    It's very clear from readers that many don't equate iPads with infrastructure. Nor laptops with labs. Schools, they logically believe, shouldn't be borrowing money — selling bonds — to buy tech gadgets already en route to obsolescence....
  • LAUSD debate no-shows are a disservice to voters

    LAUSD debate no-shows are a disservice to voters
    It's not a big deal for a local political candidate to skip a debate or two during a campaign. But the last-minute disintegration of a planned three-man debate last Wednesday was another matter. Bennett Kayser, campaigning to retain his seat on the Los...
  • Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck

    Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck
    The Los Angeles Unified school board has enough divisions over educational philosophy to fill a thousand school-board campaigns. The last thing we need is the introduction of phony racial divisions and shameful accusations that strongly and wrongly...
  • 2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate

    2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate
    Absenteeism was a big problem Wednesday night at a forum for Los Angeles Unified school board candidates. It wasn’t parents, students or concerned citizens who played hooky. It was two out of the three candidates. That’s right. About 200...
  • Big drop in number of California students who are suspended, expelled

    Big drop in number of California students who are suspended, expelled
    The number of students suspended or expelled from California schools has plunged, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education. The Los Angeles Unified School District, the state’s largest school system, strongly...
  • Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group

     Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group
    A local charter school group that is battling for survival has turned to a well-known and sometimes controversial education figure to take charge. Magnolia Public Schools, under fire for money management and other issues, has hired former L.A. school...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • Want to teach kids English? Then teach their parents.

    To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to fix something it broke. ("California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners,'" Dec. 17) Amid the Apple iPad fiasco, sex abuse scandal and new computerized student...