As LA's schools continue to burn under the incompetent Superintendent Cortines, with a teacher hunger strike into day fifteen for some and gaining national media notice, LA's top print opinion people, Sue Horton and Mariel Garza, continue to turn their backs on the matter.
If you're wondering why you never read any real opinions on LAUSD on LA's two prime op-ed pages, it's because both Sue and Mariel answer to bosses (Jim Newton and visitor to the region Carolina Garcia) who only answer to the Mayor's plans for the District. (Those same four people, in awe of Mayoral majesty, are the same quartet who did everything they could to hide from you that there was a Mayoral election in March). The Mayor's education "plan" simply stated is to rob as much as he can from (largely Anglo) LA homeowners (who already pay hefty State education taxes) and give the largess to (largely immigrant) LAUSD students. Any opinion or even dialog that doesn't service that plan is not welcome in local quotidien print media, though national media such as the New Yorker do seem interested in alternative approaches.
UPDATE: Ron Kaye says LAUSD needs consultants to figure out whether or not child molesters should be fired.