New measures demand attention

Last week voters across the country approved measures that will change the face of American education. In California, Proposition 30 passed, allowing for a tax increase on the wealthiest Californians to fund K-12 schools as well as state colleges and universities. In Washington and Georgia, voters passed a law to allow charter schools to operate, […]

Artist brings touchy topics to public space

As the day slowly begins, an eye-catching red, white and black bus comes to a lurching halt at a stop right across from the University Village. If you noticed this bus, you actually noticed the work of a veritable artist, albeit on quite an unusual canvas. The careful placement of words and choice of colors […]

Event explores political propaganda

It is our responsibility to break the cycle of hatred, said Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation as he welcomed spectators to “Mind Over Media: Politics, Propaganda, and the Digital Age,” a panel discussion in Doheny Library on Thursday night. Panelists discussed the role of propaganda in American politics and also how propaganda […]

New teacher assessment necessary

There’s a mini war going on in Los Angeles. On one side of a lawsuit are five parents backed by an advocacy group, who are suing Los Angeles Unified School District for not following a 40-year-old state law that requires student performance data be linked to teacher evaluations. On the other side is LAUSD and […]