Lenny Isenberg: Given your unparalleled access to those in power at places like the Los Angeles Unified School District, are there good news stories about LAUSD or other news subjects that you would like to report but can’t get past your editors?
Leonard Isenberg: Frightened Officers Make Bad Cops
Leonard Isenberg: Democratic socialism programs arguably have saved free enterprise capitalism in our country and around the world by cleaning up after the unrestrained excesses of endemic corporate greed that has cyclically been allowed to continuously tank the world economy.
Leonard Isenberg: Sensing that they will never really have the power necessary to challenge the status quo, they mistakenly believe that glitzy tabloid Trump will look after them in his roll as defector from his ruling class. Alas, nothing could be further than the truth.
Leonard Isenberg: To effectively take advantage of the new Latino population majority in the state, Villaraigosa needs to make himself the common point of reference for this constituency.
Leonard Isenberg: The willingness of minority leadership to sell out the inherent intelligence of Black and Latino children to assure that they never reach their potential is both deplorable and at the same time a negation of racism.
Leonard Isenberg: LAUSD’s witch hunt has been about money and has had nothing to do with “child safety” as claimed by both Superintendent Cortines and his predecessor and now Broad Foundation employee John Deasey.
Leonard Isenberg: Rather than once and for all fixing this longstanding and purposefully failed public education system, they have decided to “fix” the public education system by eliminating any objective standard of what is acceptable work.
Leonard Isenberg: Instead of setting aside a reasonable sum every year to fund this obligation, which would have been very doable, LAUSD is now faced with well over $10 billion in unfunded heathcare obligations it cannot possibly pay.
Leonard Isenberg: Might it just be that the problem never was the teachers, but rather an entrenched and incestuous bureaucracy, where questioning clearly failed policy continues to be something that can get you fired as an administrator.
Leonard Isenberg: All the money in the world will not improve our junior colleges, colleges, and universities, if students continue to be socially promoted through K-12 education without the fundamental skills necessary to do college work.
Leonard Isenberg: Only in the long-failed insular culture of LAUSD, that steadfastly refuses to go outside its own incestuous administrative short list comfort zone of “qualified” public education insiders, would a Ray Cortines even be considered.
Leonard Isenberg: Can Airbnb give a Lyft Uber the destruction of the middle class?