Ridley-Thomas Drawing Support from UTLA, Reform Groups*
A 26-year old candidate with more experience in policy than politics is heading into tomorrow’s special election for a westside state Assembly seat with something few candidates can claim: support from both sides of the education reform debate. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, son of County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, has proved to be both a prolific fundraiser and...
By Vanessa Romo | December 2, 2013
Fact Check: Is LAUSD Required to Hire Teachers / Lower Class Sizes?
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and perhaps a couple of School Board members would rather give teachers raises and fund programs with any new money coming in rather than hire back teachers and lower class sizes. But is it up to them? Hiring teachers and lowering class sizes is contractually required, according to LAUSD teacher Brent...
By Alexander Russo | June 12, 2013