We need to make sure that students from all parts of the city have the right to participate in this important alternative, which is one of the only real paths to college, particularly for disadvantaged students, that's left in the City of Los Angeles.
Cindi Santana and her family did everything right to ensure her safety and the system failed them. Responding to dating abuse requires parents, schools, community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to work together.
The school district in which I teach (the second largest in the U.S.) recently decided that homework can only account for up to 10% of a student's term grade. While I understand the good-hearted intentions behind this policy, it's misguided.