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L.A.’s Billion Dollar Plan to Replace Textbooks With iPads Struggles With Reality

Apple marketed its iPad as an educational device “that just works,” but the City of Angels is learning the hard way that there’s nothing simple about $700 textbooks.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE


How Kafkaesque Bureaucrats Are Ruining Education

Last week the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest in the nation, opened its doors for the new school year. The following story is a sobering tale of bureaucracy run amok, to the detriment of its schoolchildren.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 READ MORE

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Willful Defiance Against Suspensions

My 13-year-old son was recently suspended from his private school twice in less than a month.

Posted on May 29, 2013 READ MORE

School ‘Reform’ the Walmart Way

The Walton family, better known as the Walmart heirs, have invested millions in trying to privatize Los Angeles public schools; perhaps the true culprit of the sequester is President Obama; meanwhile, the former pope’s resignation can be seen as a sound surrender rather than a cowardly abdication. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 READ MORE

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School’s Out for the Summer

Students who are signed up for summer school are the latest victims to fall through California’s ginormous budget gap. On Friday, the superintendent of Los Angeles schools announced cancellations that will send packing most of the 225,000 kids who benefit from these programs each year, from elementary through high school, to the bewilderment of some working parents and concerned teachers.

Posted on May 30, 2009 READ MORE

Paul Cummins: Turning Around L.A. Unified

We’re never going to make any progress reforming the nation’s most dysfunctional school systems unless we first address the segregation that partitions our communities.

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE

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