CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1997
Re "Zacarias Cracks the Whip," Aug. 4. I am delighted to see [LAUSD Supt. Ruben] Zacarias' plans for accountability in education, especially when recalling those of his predecessor, and hope he gets the support necessary to see his program through to a definite conclusion. He should be eager to accept the assistance of Ted Mitchell, "a high-ranking UCLA administrator who formerly headed the Graduate School of Education," and should apply Mitchell's ideas in an accountable experimental way. Low-scoring schools could be matched into three comparable groups--one group to use primarily Mitchell's academic advice, another to use primarily teacher-training by outstanding teachers, and the third group free to choose and apply methods used in more successful neighboring schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992
Budgetgate--Who knew and when did they know? Official documents prepared by officials of the Los Angeles County Office of Education made public March 18 leave tainted the credibility of statements by Antelope Valley Union High School District administrative officials that the district did not have knowledge of the impending $6-million deficit. In fact, the documents indicate "a potential negative position as high as $14.6 million may be realized by the end of the fiscal year."
June 19, 2011 |
It wasn't enough to introduce HR 145 this year. Instead, the Republican-sponsored bill became the Revoke Excessive Policies that Encroach on American Liberties Act. Or for easy reference, the REPEAL Act targeting President Obama's healthcare overhaul. Congressional bills used to be known by succinct, nonpartisan names — say, the Homestead Act or Civil Rights Act. But these days, many lawmakers are opting for partisan stingers that, in the words of a former House historian, "poke the opposition in the eye. " This new generation of attack titles is ratcheting up the gamesmanship among lawmakers in both parties who are vying to make their bills stand out from the thousands introduced every year.
October 22, 2006
Re "Torture and accountability," Opinion, Oct. 17 It seems that Alan Dershowitz is still in favor of the rack and other forms of torture to find those mythical "ticking bombs." Only now he's complaining that when President Clinton suggested something similar, the media and public didn't beat up on him. But Clinton pointed out that he didn't know of any ticking bomb instances, and he was aware that errors had been made in deciding who was a suspect. Dershowitz has not, to my knowledge, addressed what to do with innocent people who have been subjected to torture warrants.
July 24, 2012 |
UCLACoach Jim Mora's first words at his first Pac-12 media day were: “What's that?” Mora had just been asked by the moderator to make an opening statement and was off to a slow start. Still, it may work out better than opening with a joke that became a self-fulfilling prophecy. A year ago, then-UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel's first words were, “I'm happy to be here. But as a coach on the proverbial hot seat, I guess you're happy to be anywhere” The buzzwords that might keep Mora around longer were tossed out. Mora frequently used “accountability” throughout the 20-minute group media session.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1989
Last Tuesday we went to the polls for a special school district election on a bond issue for more school capacity. We have no argument with the need for adequate school availability, nor for the overriding need for education of young and old. We do wonder what has been done with that money that was to flow into California's educational program--from the devious promises made by the backers of the lottery in order to give the lottery a semblance of...