Sara Roos: Maybe all we’ve really been needing was relief from the tyranny of scheduled events and organized activities.
Sara Roos: There are a lot of issues in there to unpack, but most importantly, the considerations surrounding school closure are not about individual risk or anyone’s personal chance of survival.
Sara Roos: Through this tax-averse, supply-side filter, voters are rejecting both Measure EE and Proposition 13  in a personalized context. The immediacy of one’s own pocketbook out-competes the conceptual, demand-side, ‘social-justice’ need articulated by the 2019 strike.
For over two decades Bloomberg has funded leaders and education initiaSara Roos: For over two decades Bloomberg has funded leaders and education initiatives that support his brand of high technological intervention. that support his brand of high technological intervention.
Sara Roos: Where once California’s schools were the pride of the nation, draw of the world; today they are among the worst-funded K12 schools and the allure of our post-secondary institutions is also at risk.
Sara Roos: The race has been quiet because Mr. Schmerelson is well-qualified as a current board member and former educator and unencumbered by overt scandal; a clear contrast with his opponent who is not an educator but rather an administrator working in Education.
Sara Roos: Campaign donations can be useful indicators of “who” a candidate is, where and among whom their support lies; who considers them a worthy early investment, who chips in downstream.
Sara Roos: This highly-vaunted “growth data” they crusade for is a variant of the data manipulation enlisted by the same legions of “quants” arguing how best to maximize their personal stock portfolio.
Sara Roos: The School Performance Framework would cough up a single number just like Yelp does, but it’s derived completely differently.
Sara Roos: Questioned by a parent about outreach sharply, a District official explained that only parents already engaged with elite, District-level councils were notified during this holiday period.
Sara Roos: Sifting through 2G of charter operator Green Dot’s publicly released emails, reveals nuggets about charter operations, operatives and strategy. Exposed is language that is essentially anti-union and anti-regulation. And a strategy to keep reincarnating lobby groups in new and different formats just in case the drumbeat might be missed.
Sara Roos: A few schools raise funds prodigiously and exclusively for their pupils to be sure, but most schools raise nothing at all. The entire practice is tremendously inequitable and inefficient; the expectation is socially and perhaps academically destructive.
Sara Roos: The idea of integration is good, but the practice of achieving it among competing priorities is tricky. Consider that charter schools may superimpose passive filtering on the workings of LAUSD’s public education system.