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Compton Schools

Now It's the School Police That Are Militarized

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In ordering his review of the military weapons programs, Obama said "there is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement and we don't want to blur those lines." School officials that have armed their police with assault-style weapons have done more than blur that line.

The Line That Unites Us

Court Crandall | Posted 01.01.2013 | Entertainment
Court Crandall

So many things happened during those two weeks, it's hard to convey. Many heartwarming. A few heart-wrenching. All on film. In the end, due largely to the incredible generosity of one of our contestants, a line that started with one person touched an estimated 45 million people.

Compton Parents Gain Ground In Fight To 'Trigger' School Reform

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Parents petitioning to convert their low-performing Compton elementary campus into a charter school won a temporary restraining order Thursday blockin...

Did School Makeover Show Do More Harm Than Good In L.A.?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Local school officials reluctantly allowed a reality television show onto campuses with promises of remodeling, then got stuck with a substandard pain...