By Guest Blog // February 22, 2013 12:31 PM
Are Los Angeles schools unduly influenced by “outside interests”? How about “inside interests”? Or maybe, no interest at all?
According to Warren Fletcher, president of United Teachers of Los Angeles, “voters do not need outsiders deciding who is best to sit on the LAUSD Board of Education" (Los Angeles Times). Those... Read more
By Guest Blog // December 14, 2012 04:06 PM
Staying relevant amid a shifting landscape is an obstacle that’s very familiar in our field: arts organizations are challenged to meet the changing expectations of communities they serve. My predecessors at Irvine responded to that growing... Read more
By Guest Blog // December 4, 2012 12:49 PM
This blog was originally published by Createquity and is excerpted with permission. Read the entire post at Createquity.
Shared delivery does not reflect what I or, based on anecdotal evidence, the majority of people within my age bracket received in terms of arts education. My fifth grade generalist teacher was a woman named Mrs. Gonzalez. I saw her every day, and she... Read more
By Charlie Jensen // November 13, 2012 06:02 PM
The following post originally appeared at Barry's Blog, a service of the Western States Arts Federation:
I live just north of San Francisco, about 40 minutes from the city. Like many major metropolitan areas, traffic in the Bay Area is a problem - and not just during peak commute hours. It is a growing hassle to go to the city for any purpose - the traffic is exhausting and parking is a hassle; there is the cost of gasoline, bridge tolls... Read more
By Guest Blog // October 31, 2012 01:05 PM
As a parent and an advocate for public education, I am urging you to vote Yes on 30 and Yes on 38 in this very important upcoming election.
Both propositions will direct billions of dollars to schools and make spending of those funds more accountable. They use different mechanisms for similar goals.
- If they both receive over 50% of the votes, the proposition with the most votes becomes law.
- We cannot split the vote on these two...
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