May 14, 2013
Re "A milder way to fight defiance," May 13 "Willful defiance" is not a trivial matter because it affects the ability of teachers to focus on instruction. The real issue is whether suspension is an effective way of dealing with this kind of misbehavior. Districts that have adopted restorative justice practices, which focus more on repairing the harm caused by misbehavior than punishment, report promising results. For example, in 2009, the San Francisco Unified School District instituted the approach and, by 2012, saw suspensions drop from 2,270 to 1,807.
May 5, 2013
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May 4, 2013 |
William C. Cox Jr., the patriarch of the Bancroft clan that controlled Dow Jones & Co. for 105 years and sold it to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in a decision sparking a family feud, died Wednesday at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla., according to his daughter, Ann Bartram. He was 82. The cause was complications from diabetes. Cox was at the center of a protracted family dispute that ultimately led to the sale of New York-based Dow Jones, owner of the Wall Street Journal, to News Corp.
May 3, 2013 |
Question: My daughter owned her condo for over 15 years before she suddenly passed away. I managed to have her estate submitted to probate, and I'm the court-appointed executor. Immediately I began receiving invoices and letters from people who live in her complex claiming she owed them money. She didn't owe any association fees that I know of but I don't know how to confirm this. What is the legal process for claims filed against an estate, and how do I find out her homeowner association account status?
May 1, 2013 |
First came the frenzy for iPhones and iPads. Now there's a scramble for iBonds. Apple Inc. sold $17 billion in bonds Tuesday, a gargantuan deal that ranked as the largest in global corporate history. And even though the securities are paying microscopically low interest, investors tripped over themselves to buy in. In the financial equivalent of a line stretching around the block, investors reportedly submitted more than $50 billion in requests, or more than three times the amount available.
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April 30, 2013 |
I think it's fair to say that the men sitting across the table from me Monday afternoon were not terribly happy with my recent work. Bob Schoonover, president of Service Employees International Union, Local 721, and Art Sweatman, a shop steward and tree trimmer for the city of Los Angeles, found much to dislike in my April 23 column. That's the one in which I said public employee unions need to make a few more concessions. "We did a whole bunch, and we saved the city a whole bunch of money," said Schoonover, who speaks like a boxer working the bag, one jab after another.