Sara Roos: The communities that bought Nick Melvoin for school board, look nothing like the LAUSD, and in many cases have very little to do with it.
Nick Melvoin and his billionaire backers dramatically outspent school board president Steve Zimmer’s campaign, making the District 4 race the most expensive in LAUSD history.
I know this is unusual, but because my opponent has lied so much about my record, I thought I would just go ahead and do this myself.
For Nick Melvoin’s donor base of plutocrats, the maximum $2,200 campaign contribution ($1100 for each election) is penny-ante chump-change; real giving is made soto-voce to independent expenditure committees, where contributions are more easily shielded from disclosure.
Following the rally, a few parents drove over to Melvoin’s Venice campaign headquarters to deliver a letter, signed by rally participants, requesting he return the billionaires’ direct campaign contributions.
With an overwhelming majority of voters expected to vote absentee in this monumental yet little known run-off election, there’s no time to waste for Zimmer and Padilla supporters
Sara Roos: Recent school board candidate’s statements casting shade on LAUSD’s current solvency are just wrong.
Sara Roos: The underlying game-plan of charters is to rarefy its pupil-population, by hook or by crook.
Marcy Winograd: No one needs to schlep to DC in a pink pussy hat to beat back billionaires salivating to bankrupt the Los Angeles Unified School District by turning 50% of the district’s schools into charters
Sara Roos: Cute videos have peppered the website of Steve Zimmer’s opponents claiming to be shocked at the suggestion that big money is sloshing about the LAUSD4 school board race.
Karen Wolfe: In my neighborhood, charter schools marketed themselves to white, middle class families as a way to send their kids to school without “those kids”.
s it true there are LAUSD board candidates “supported by” Betsy DeVos? Recently this very central, very arresting question was posted to a neighborhood social media website, highlighting the core themes of today’s political perplexity: culpability, association and formal logic. The thread claimed that those who opposed DeVos should be aware that two carbon copy […]
Diane Lefer: Over the next couple of years, zero tolerance policies, metal detectors, harsh punishment, low expectations, and school police with the power to arrest kids for any minor infraction would all give way.