Monthly Archives: May 2014

Inglewood NAACP remains quiet on IUSD employees lawsuit

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On May 15th five African-American Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) employees held a press conference to announce a lawsuit filed alleging education code violations, age and racial discrimination.  Within the last month 44 African-American IUSD employees have been scheduled to be layed off at the end if the school year.  The Inglewood branch of the […]

Political Scorecard for Urban Races

We are a week out from the June 3rd election.  LA County is still seeking poll workers, who can make up to $175 for the day.  The Urban communities have many qualified candidates to choose from for LAUSD and the 62nd & 64th Assembly races, along with selecting our governor, state superintendent of education and […]

Why dual-language immersion is needed in urban school districts NOW

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Vergara v. State of California seeks to strike down laws protecting teachers due process.  Vergara believes teachers rights are damaging the civil rights of poor children, and turning a blind eye to the true culprit- poverty.  A recent article on Capital and Main takes a closer look at the merit of the lawsuit.

Who is the California State Board of Education

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With the June 3rd election days away efforts are ramping up with last-minute attempts to disparage candidates.  For the purpose of this article, we are focusing on the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction who works WITH the State Board of Education (SBE).  The UCLA director of the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access, […]

Connecting the Dots: Concerned Citizens of South L.A. v L.A. County

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Simona Farrise aka Simona Hunt was the former principle attorney with Kazan Law.  The companies foundation is a large donor to the Impact Fund, which provides attorney costs for organizations who wish to pursue litigation for environmental law issues.  One lawsuit they funded caught the attention of this blog, for you see, Ms. Farrise already […]

Amber Alert system needs retooling

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Friday morning Angelenos awoke to the news of a child abduction in Boyle Heights.  The Amber Alert system failed on multiple levels by not reporting the proper age of the victim, a (2) hour delay of the CHP transmitting the information and most importantly, they reported the wrong color of the vehicle we where looking […]

Las Vegas city council approves Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries

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At Wednesday’s city council meeting, Las Vegas elected officials authorized medicinal marijuana dispensaries, in specific commercial zones, which will allow the cities general fund to reap the benefits.

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