Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)
Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.
Recall Mónica García Press Conference (tags)
Activists Announce the Recall Campaign of LAUSD President Mónica García
The Struggle to Save Adult Education in Los Angeles (tags)
The ongoing struggle to save LAUSD Adult Education continues.
When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)
On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.
Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)
Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.
OpineRegress: Matthew Yglesias' reactionary education policy pandering (tags)
I've been following the exchange regarding education policy between Rachel Levy and Matthew Ygelsias online. Ygelsias is a well known supporter of reactionary corporate education reform, despite his reputation of progressive politics. In this essay we examine those contradictions and offer some possible reasons for Ygelsias' intransigence.
LAUSD's Deasy Disrespects Echo Park Moms 4 Education, but the struggle continues (tags)
Please join Echo Park Moms 4 Education in the fight to keep the Advisory Vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)
Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.
FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic proce (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether. This article discusses the document LAUSD is using to justify this move.
On Anschutz, Villaraigosa, LAUSD Privatization Candidates, and Riding Dinosaurs (tags)
Exposing Villaraigosa's Coalition for School Reform ties to right wing extremists like Philip Anschutz. Explores how plutocrat dollars flow to so-called reform candidates, who then follow the corporate agenda. Anschutz's Walden Media funded the production of the unabashed corporate charter propaganda piece, "Waiting for Superman."
Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)
LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.
Frank Gehry and LA’s New Downtown (tags)
Photo by Frank Gehry Partners. The future of downtown Los Angeles? Billionaire real estate developers have unveiled a plan to "remake" downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen gives us the details. Reprinted from Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog (Tuesday, April 25, 2006).
CA Green Party Facing Potential Disaster on November 2nd - Urgent Help Needed (tags)
Given our limited resources, probably the smartest action we can take to defeat Prop. 62 will be to mount a huge letters-to-the-editor campaign. If we can get four to seven 'No on 62' letters published in most every newspaper in the state, then we just might be able to defeat 62.