Sara Roos: Bill Bloomfield distinguishes himself as the plutocrat who complains about special interests while personally giving more than $36m to influence state politics.
Sara Roos: The number and size of donations from among City contractors, Developers, Commissioners, public employees and appointees, political consultants and public-private partners, is simply breathtaking.
Sara Roos: She understands what underlies esoteric funding schemes and shortfalls. She comprehends what drives and motivates teachers and students and communities. And Unions.
Sara Roos: The call for many years now in addressing problems with the Charter School system has been to call for a “CAP” on charter authorizations. Not on charters
Sara Roos: This is Resistance writ huge. This is our women’s march, the march of our teachers. Our teachers are leading the way and giving We the People a voice here in LaLaLand.
Sara Roos: Austin Beutner has fashioned a career of availability effecting the neoliberal dream. He is a gun for hire executing an agenda of austerity for politicos and plutocrats.
Sara Roos: There’s a lot that is confusing about the layout of this strike. For one thing, public employees are set against public servants. That leaves the public stuck in the middle: Us.
Sara Roos: Working conditions for adults on campus are working conditions for children: they are one and the same.
Sara Roos: Now is the time for you to stand up, march and be counted. Now is when the big push is going down to privatize that Jewel in the Crown of Public Education: LAUSD.
Sara Roos: Opposition to the Repeal is an interesting amalgam of engineering, labour and construction interests, with a smattering of environmental groups for good measure. Gone are the individual employees and retirees.
Sara Roos: HAn eye-popping amount of money has been invested by landlords, land holding companies and real estate professionals to block repeal of the Costa Hawkins Act.
Sara Roos: Because while frank, Jackie Goldberg is not dogmatic and in truth weaves a conciliatory road of compromise and practicality even while seemingly unfazed by belting out that Truth.
Sara Roos: These are the legislative army that would champion substituting a middle class of public servants in favor of private for-profit interests (even if nominally not-for-profit (NFP); that means only that profits must return to the business with no regard to equity or fairness.