Superintendent Ramon Cortines ordered all schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District closed on Tuesday morning because of what he called a "credible" bomb threat. Let the second guessing begin.
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December 16, 2015
December 10, 2015
Neither side seems able to see beyond the trenches as the Los Angeles charter school war settles in for a long winter, maybe several of them. Also see links to other stories of note.
November 18, 2015
It may be possible to head off the looming charter school war, but peace needs a plan. My five-point scheme starts by understanding that all politics are local.
November 04, 2015
Charters and rich folk were made for each other. I've got nothing against either. But we need to get real about what kind of education system they would create.
November 02, 2015
Charter schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District don't have to act as adversaries, but each has to change, according to Robin Lake and Paul Hill.
October 19, 2015
The question is not whether charters are good schools, but what they represent in the effort to reform and rebuild public education in California.
October 14, 2015
Reformers have sought to decentralize L.A. schools for nearly half a century. Outgoing Superintendent Ray Cortines is trying a new plan. How's it going?
October 12, 2015
The Common Core Standards require students to back their opinions with evidence, writes contributing blogger Alan Warhaftig. Why can't people believe evidence that shows L.A. public schools doing well?
September 28, 2015
A Broad Foundation plan to put half of L.A.'s students in charter schools intensifies the trench warfare over reform. If history is a guide, there will be no winners.
August 31, 2015
Ramon Cortines is intent on decentralizing the country's second largest school district. His idea will work if the board picks a successor superintendent who believes that smaller is better.