A warehouse project is planned for a Los Angeles area that is among the very worst in the state for the threats that toxic cleanups and hazardous wastes pose.
In the first half of the current school year, LAUSD has called police more than 3,000 times.
Will California fix charter authorizations? Also: Who killed L.A.’s school-tax measure?
From Slab City to the Gran Plaza, residents ”eke by” in the shadows of California agribusiness.
Restorative justice remains a new way of thinking for Los Angeles’ 1,300 public schools — even as administrators continue to call the cops on troublesome students.
Co-published by Fast Company
A federal program’s critics say it provides questionable benefits for low-income communities and hastens gentrification — while awarding large tax breaks to the wealthiest.
Also this week: The public school racial wealth gap, charter school operators indicted for stealing millions and CSU applicants may be hit with higher fees.
Co-published by the American Prospect
Nowhere is the risk of undercounting immigrant residents higher than in California, whose immigrant population is nearly twice the national average.
Justine Calma’s Grist article documents the Sisyphean struggle of working-class activists to fight the power of polluting industries.
A lawsuit alleges dozens of incidents involving the use of force, including special-needs students being picked up and pushed against walls or pinned to floors.
Los Angeles charters suspended black students at almost three times the rate of traditional schools; students with disabilities were suspended at nearly four times the non-charter school rate.
The most discouraging finding of a report on LGBTQ students may be that only 130 of California’s 343 unified school districts responded to the survey.
Although rideshare apps and other “gig economy” jobs are often billed as ways for workers to make extra cash in their spare time, that hasn’t been the case for many.
Swarthmore students shutter scandal-wracked fraternities. Business interests fight L.A.’s school parcel tax. The wage penalty sapping teachers’ salaries.
“We wouldn’t let someone dressed as a Nazi into our teenager’s room,” says hate-crimes expert Brian Levin, but “there’s a whole 24/7 Charlottesville on the Internet available to these kids.”
For many California charter schools, co-location is everything.
The filmmaker’s quiet dignity and gentle demeanor belied the chaos of his youth and allowed him to navigate Hollywood.
But a county ordinance kicks in too late to help others.
According to the Federal Reserve, student loan debt now tops $1.5 trillion. One presidential hopeful’s debt-cancellation proposal has found no shortage of supporters and critics.