Tanya Acker: Why did 84 percent of Angelenos who had the potential to change something decide, for one reason or another, that doing so wasn’t worth their time.
Robert Reich: January’s increase in hiring is good news, but it masks a bigger and more disturbing story – the continuing downward mobility of the American middle class.
Anthony Samad: We either invest in ourselves now, or pay later as a less competitive society. We need to fix ourselves before we nix ourselves.
Nea Friberg-Price & Jed Von Dielingen: Because our school makes these cuts strictly on seniority, it’s always the newer teachers who go, the ones who connect so much better with us students. Athough we like and respect our older, more experienced teachers, these younger ones are more flexible in their teaching plans and are closer to us in age, so they understand us so much better. So we’re terribly sad to see their teaching careers end, at least for now.
Carl Bloice: Why can a naton and a government that can raise $1 million each to send young men and women to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan not find the resources to adequately educate young people here at home?
“Many times we prefer to go back home instead of getting ticketed by the police who stand in front of the school waiting for us.”
by Tom Hall — Let us think about activist judges and the liberal media. You know what activist judges are. They are those men who use their judicial offices to impose their will on the country, ignoring the will of the people and sometimes ignoring the law.