District 6 Candidate Says He’s “Honest Broker” LAUSD Needs
District 6 candidate Antonio Sanchez is vowing to be a new, different kind of School Board member. In his second interview with LA School Report, Sanchez listed some fairly standard policy priorities — lowering dropout rates and increasing resources – but also emphasized his youth, enthusiasm, and honesty. Sanchez argues that these attributes are among the...
By Karen Jordan | January 29, 2013
The Decline and Fall of Iris Zuniga
The steep decline of District 6 candidate Iris Zuniga’s campaign — and her sudden withdrawal earlier this week — were vivid examples of the sudden twists and turns that part of any political campaign. Things can and do change quickly during campaign season, and no doubt there are many more twists and turns before we...
By Alexander Russo | January 25, 2013
Morning Read: Former Teacher Accused of Molestation
Ex-LAUSD Teacher Accused of Abusing 20 Children A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts and sexually abusing 20 children and an adult, law enforcement authorities said. LA Times See also: ABC LA Plan to Supply LAUSD Students With Tablet Computers Wins Key Vote Los Angeles...
By Samantha Oltman | January 24, 2013
District 6 Candidate Zuniga Drops Out*
Iris Zuniga, who was running to replace School Board member Nury Martinez in the East Valley’s Distrct 6, has dropped out. She made the announcement on her campaign’s Facebook page earlier today: “Over the past several months, many of you have encouraged me to run for the Los Angeles school board to represent the school children...
By Hillel Aron | January 23, 2013
Latino Pols Endorse D6 Candidate Zuniga
In an endorsement that somehow flew under the radar, outgoing School board member Nury Martinez has endorsed Iris Zuniga to be her replacement, according to the League of Women Voters’ Smart Voter website. The site notes that newly-elected Congressman Tony Cardenas and State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra have also endorsed Zuniga. Aides to Martinez and Bocanegra have...
By Hillel Aron | January 15, 2013
Who Will The Coalition Pick For District 6?
The Coalition for School Reform has a Board. It has a website, albeit one left over from 2011. It has a campaign consultant team. Now all it needs are candidates. Although the Coalition won’t formally announce its slate of candidates until January, its picks are widely expected to include school board President Monica Garcia in...
By Hillel Aron | December 19, 2012
Final Board Candidate Lineup Announced
The Los Angeles City Clerk’s office released the final lineup of qualifying LAUSD Board candidates on Friday, December 14. Here it is: To see the Clerk’s office’s full press release, click here.
By Samantha Oltman | December 14, 2012
Ballot Position for School Board Races Announced
Even before the final roster of candidates has been announced by the City Clerk’s office, their official ‘ballot position’ has been determined by random draw. Here’s the order:
By LA School Report | December 12, 2012
Possible Board Candidates: District 6
District 6 is an open seat, as current board member Nury Martinez is leaving the school board to run for City Council. Both UTLA and the education reform community are likely to pick candidates and dump money into independent expenditure campaigns supporting them. But who will they pick? One possible candidate for ed reformers in...
By Hillel Aron | September 24, 2012