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I Make 6 Figures -- And I Still Wouldn't Send My Kids To Private School

LearnVest | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
LearnVest

Even though Mary and I could have afforded private tuition payments on our combined $250,000 income as a lawyer and a publicist, that kind of education was completely out of the question.

LA Public Schools: A Glimmer of Hope on the 60th Anniversary of Brown

Marqueece Harris-Dawson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Marqueece Harris-Dawson

A new study by UCLA's Civil Rights Project finds that California leads the nation when it comes to segregation of Black and Latino students. What's more, the researchers indicate segregation has "grown substantially in the past two decades."

Under Fire

Posted 08.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Matt Damon, whose mom is a public school teacher, has long been a vocal advocate of public schools. And yet, as he moves to LA, he's sending his four ...

Wanted: A Courageous School Board

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 05.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

We know that our educators are ready and willing to raise the bar for the profession and for our students. To do this, we need courageous and collaborative leaders at the helm of our school system.

"No" on Teacher Evaluation Bill

Jamie Alter Lynton | Posted 08.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Jamie Alter Lynton

For too long as a state we have refused to appropriately link teacher and principal evaluations to student test scores, the very thing this sort of bill like AB 5 could be accomplishing. Even a third-grader could tell you it deserves an "F".

Ding, Dong, Concept 6 Is Dead

Hector Villagra | Posted 10.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

A new school year is set to begin in LAUSD, with all the typical fresh hopes and dreams, but this one will be different. For the first time since the 1980s, no LAUSD student will be attending a school on the calendar known as Concept 6.

Is It Any Wonder Our Children Are Being Preyed Upon?

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I work in a school district that has been shamed by sexual predators posing as teachers and the cumulative failures to prevent or stop them.