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'School Choice' Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Education
Donald Cohen

Many charter school advocates want public schools to be run like businesses. As the free market fairytale goes, innovative charter schools force neighborhood schools to improve education, while schools that can't compete eventually close.

Charter Schools Break the Rules and Don't Seem to Care

Alan Singer | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Three recent stories about Charter Schools and the school deform movement should make readers ask, "Is this what they mean by school reform?"

Eli Broad on Art, Education and Making A Difference

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Yasamin Beitollahi

This interview was conducted with Eli Broad at The Broad Museum on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at The Broad's exhibition preview celebrating the opening o...

Will The LA Art Market Overtake NY?

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Within the past 5-10 years, all eyes have been on Los Angeles as the new hot-spot for exciting growth in the art market. The location has quickly bec...

Assessing Our Children to Death

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.16.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine a world where a poem was judged by the number of characters per line or the font in which it was published, or a violin concerto reviewed in terms of its precise conformance to metronomic beats or the posture of the violinist. This is what we are doing to education: Trying to measure beauty with a ruler.

Sprüth Magers and The Wings Of Desire (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

John Baldessari. Photo by EMS. Sprüth Magers new Los Angeles space. Photo by EMS. Since the 1970's, Angelenos would be seen on their knees under...

Eli Broad's Plan to Take Over Half of LAUSD: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill?

Matthew M. Gonzales | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
Matthew M. Gonzales

There is no doubt that the institution of public schools is badly in need of repair, but the repair of our schools must be done by teachers, parents, students, and communities, democratically.

The LA Art Show Attracts More Celebrities With Each New Year!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

The LA art scene is booming. As the LA Art show celebrates its 21st year, more and more celebrities will attend the annual art fair. Last year's atten...

Hillary Clinton: Still on the Hook

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On December 22, 2015, Hillary Clinton spoke at a high school in Iowa, and she made a comment that speedily boomeranged on her: "I wouldn't keep any school open that wasn't doing a better-than-average job."

Eli Broad: It's 'News To Me' I'm Buying The LA Times

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 12.09.2015 | Media

Tribune Publishing is not selling off the Los Angeles Times, and Eli Broad is not in talks to buy it, the billionaire philanthropist told PBS Tuesday....

Eli Broad: "No Deal In The Works" For Purchase Of L.A. Times

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media
Tavis Smiley

On Nov. 27, media mogul Rupert Murdoch used his Twitter account to say there was "strong word" that billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and a group of local investors were poised to buy the Los Angeles Times.

Tribune Denies It's In Talks To Sell After Rupert Murdoch Rumor

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media

Maybe Rupert Murdoch should leave the journalism to his employees. Over the weekend, the co-chairman of News Corp. said on Twitter he had “strong wo...

LA Times To Be Sold To Philanthropist Eli Broad, Says Rupert Murdoch

Reuters | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.27.2015 | Media

Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp, on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's newspaper...

Peter Cunningham's $12-Million-Dollar EdPost Cannot Purchase Readers

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.12.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

EdPost has been in operation for just over a year, and it seems that Peter Cunningham can't seem to attract what he cannot purchase: Readers.

Education Reform Is Anti-American

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.04.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

Despite the documentation provided by Singer, Schneider, Diane Ravitch, Anthony Cody and others, charter and school choice propaganda has persuaded millions of Americans that reform is about helping children.

Broad-Kill: Assessing L.A.'s Newest Museum Without Even Seeing It

John Seed | Posted 09.27.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Dozens of other art writers, critics and bloggers have been writing about the Broad since it opened last week, and after having actually "seen" it, some have made prose of its alleged deficiencies.

A Free Museum In Los Angeles Wants California To Be The Art Capital Of The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts

On Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, sits a hulking, breathing organism, just born, yet already an enormous beast. The texture of porous honeycomb...

Fall Art Highlights Around the World

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

2015's calendar still has many milestones and while it is never easy to choose amongst them in the busy months to come, I'd like to highlight four essential artistic events in London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris.

Poor Children Are Just Nails to Pound

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Education is about children -- real, living, breathing, complicated, tender, diverse children. There is no model, no assembly line, no template or standard methodology that can serve them well.

Opt Out and Save Democracy

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

If enough parents are willing to join the movement, keep their children home on test days, ignore the threats, the battle lines will be clear. School officials, local school boards, state legislators and members of Congress will be faced with a real school choice: Whose side are you on?

This Terrifying Sexy Art Robot Is Coming To Los Angeles

artnet | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. by Eileen Kinsella Jordan Wolfson's Female Figure (2014) a life-size talking, moving robot, is now ...

Fiddling With Schools While Our Nation Burns

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Attacking teacher unions and tenure, high stakes testing, NCLB, Race to the Top, Common Core, charter schools... all these things are just fiddling around while civil society burns.

Note to the Academy: Don't be Bullied by the L.A.Times Critic

Jay Weston | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There was a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times today entitled: "Burst the film museum's bubble." In it, the paper's architectural critic continues his vendetta against the museum's design by the legendary architect Renzo Piano.

Why Is Public Television Against Public Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Peter Dreier

You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.

Web Extra: Public Schools for Sale?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this video, Diane Ravitch and I talk about the problem with charter schools being run by billionaires, celebrities and individuals with no experience in education; the fact that taxpayers are increasingly funding religious schools and why hedge-fund managers see education as an emerging market.