BCK FILE--With all the discussion about the important midterm elections, the June primaries likely haven’t been on top of your mind till now. You’ve likely been seeing campaign ads roll out in what should be a brisk gubernatorial primary race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown who is termed out of office, per the State Constitution.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL—Just when the Trumpster had you convinced that Americans had lost that touch of humility that once accompanied its braggadocio, along comes a life altering crisis and an airplane full of heroes … and humility. Gives us pause. Maybe our DNA hasn’t been totally rewritten. Maybe there is hope. Take a look. Let me know what you think.
CORRUPTION WATCH-Goldilocks knew the answer to LA’s problems. When the porridge was too hot or too cold, she passed on it. When she tried the three chairs and the first two were too big, she settled on the third chair which was just right. Wanting to take a nap, she tried one bed and it was too hard. The next bed was too soft, but the third was just right.
EDUCATION POLITICS--Ref Rodriguez appears in court today to delay answering for felony charges related to campaign money laundering. He has complicatedlegal problemsthat collectively beg the question of whya gentleman of such alleged moral turpitude should retain his school board seat. (Photo above: Ref Rodriguez, center.)
EDUCATION POLITICS-Under District rules, every charter that is submitted to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for approval must contain District Required Language (DRL). Some of this language simply ensures that the charter conforms to the California Education Code. Other sections cover requirements specific to the LAUSD, like conforming to the Chanda Smith Modified Consent Decree.