Days of Light Traffic.


Days of Light Traffic Normally, in the morning, the cars start traveling bumper-to-bumper in Van Nuys, and indeed, all over the city. Since the school strike began, the number of vehicles on the roads seems to have dropped significantly. Parents take their children to school by car and drive them miles to attend magnet schools,…

Something Quiet and Urgent…


Something quiet and urgent was hanging over the radio this morning soon after I awoke in the darkness at 5:30am. LAUSD was expected to make an announcement. It was forthcoming:  a rumor the schools might be closed down here in Los Angeles. The sun rose, the skies were clear, the winds blew, and it was…

Whoring Out LAUSD.


On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles school board unanimously approved a plan to allow the district to seek advertising as a way to finance public schools in our city. School board member Steve Zimmer said he “was bothered to my core,” because of the ethical conundrums. Schools-- grammar schools and high schools-- will soon be…

LAUSD: Grading the Parents.


Grading the Parents Test Results from Johnson Middle School 5th Grade/ Mr. Robert Wallace, teacher Los Angeles, CA STUDENT PARENT PARENT GRADE PARENT PERFORMANCE COMMENTS/ SUGGESTIONS Hector Alvarez Marsha Alvarez C No home cooked meals. Eat home more. Kim Sing Kee Sing A Very clean bathroom in home. Keep on cleaning. Ava Yaros Penny Yaros…