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November 1, 1991 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Horton recalls his conservative, middle-class upbringing: His father was a corporate executive, his mother a homemaker who raised three children in the "mildly Protestant, not very religious family." At La Habra High School, he was student body president and valedictorian of the Class of '65. As a youthful, right-wing Republican activist, he campaigned for Barry Goldwater. Horton drifted through an apolitical phase at Yale, majoring in philosophy while struggling with his own identity.
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OPINION
August 23, 2003
"Yesterday's Failure Is Tomorrow's 'Reform' " (Opinion, Aug. 17), on the L.A. Unified School District, gets it half right. To be sure, the schools can be reformed only, as Jeff Horton says, when the needs of students come first. But why has the idea of "putting students first" become little more than a cliche? Putting students first would mean that the system would have to be redesigned to produce high-quality education for every student. And anyone -- from school board members to administrators, the union and classroom teachers -- would have to be willing to risk losing some of the power they now hold.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A news conference called by conservative Christians to denounce distribution of condoms at Los Angeles public schools and churches turned into a nasty shouting match Friday with Jeff Horton, the Los Angeles Unified School District board member who announced last week that he is gay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The campaign for the Los Angeles Board of Education district stretching from Silver Lake to North Hollywood has emerged as a bitter contest between two candidates divided sharply by ideas as well as alliances. The incumbent, two-term board member Jeff Horton, is the protege of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg and has the support of three other council members. The challenger, Caprice Young, was groomed and financed by Mayor Richard Riordan, her former boss.
NEWS
March 26, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A politically connected partner in the Belmont Learning Complex project helped arrange large campaign contributions for two school board members who must make crucial decisions affecting the downtown high school, records and interviews show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The campaign for the Los Angeles Board of Education district stretching from Silver Lake to North Hollywood has emerged as a bitter contest between two candidates divided sharply by ideas as well as alliances. The incumbent, two-term board member Jeff Horton, is the protege of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg and has the support of three other council members. The challenger, Caprice Young, was groomed and financed by Mayor Richard Riordan, her former boss.
NEWS
November 10, 1991
Thank you for the well-written story on Jeff Horton ("A Difficult Test," Nov. 1). Horton is correct in stepping forward and making himself heard on issues not being addressed by the educational community or being circumvented by special interest groups. It is clear that education is the wave of the future and the only hope for anyone who wants to increase his or her chances for getting ahead. The bigotry expounded by such people as Louis Sheldon only distracts from the real aim of educating our young.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1997
The Los Angeles Unified School District board has voted to create an Armenian Education Commission to represent the interests of its 15,000 Armenian students. "This is a way for the district to get closer to the Armenian community," board member Jeff Horton said Tuesday. Horton said he had spoken to many Armenian community leaders in Hollywood who supported the idea. "The commission will act as an official link between the board and the community," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1995
A teacher and a principal were sworn in as the newest members of the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education on Monday, but it was one of the panel's two returning members who drew the most attention. Board member Jeff Horton, reelected in April after a bruising campaign against two conservative candidates, elicited gasps and applause from the audience when he began his second term by lashing out at prejudice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1992
Congratulations to members of the Los Angeles Board of Education! Proclaiming June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month took a real act of courage on their part, knowing what backlash they would receive from the religious right. I am a gay man, nearing 40 years of age. While everyone remembers the emotional Angst of being a teen-ager, I also remember this terrible dark secret that I was sexually attracted to members of my own sex. It was a terrifying and debilitating place to be, and there was absolutely no one to talk to. I was convinced that I was alone in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1999
Re "Belmont Shadows Board Race," editorial, March 29: Could some one please explain to me the difference between the donations given to school board members Barbara Boudreaux and Jeff Horton and the $1.4 million raised by Mayor Richard Riordan for his candidates? If I remember correctly, I did read in The Times that Riordan's contribution did come with strings attached. FRANK MUNIZ Mission Hills Re "Promised Campus Turns to Eyesore," March 29: First it's the Belmont fiasco and now Jefferson Elementary School.
NEWS
March 26, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A politically connected partner in the Belmont Learning Complex project helped arrange large campaign contributions for two school board members who must make crucial decisions affecting the downtown high school, records and interviews show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1997
The Los Angeles Unified School District board has voted to create an Armenian Education Commission to represent the interests of its 15,000 Armenian students. "This is a way for the district to get closer to the Armenian community," board member Jeff Horton said Tuesday. Horton said he had spoken to many Armenian community leaders in Hollywood who supported the idea. "The commission will act as an official link between the board and the community," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1997
I am writing to respond to Bill Boyarsky's column ("In the Big School Play, the Board's the Heavy," April 24). The members of the Board of Education are elected by their constituents. Each of us represents a large number of people with varying opinions on issues. To assume that all board members would think alike or be clones of one another is very foolish. Yes, it would be good to have the Board of Education work together on issues of great importance; the majority of times we do exactly that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1997 | PETER Y. HONG and AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The president of the Los Angeles school board on Friday softened an earlier pledge that the district would not use proceeds from a new school bond measure to help build an expensive downtown high school. Board President Jeff Horton's statement came at the first meeting of the Blue Ribbon Citizens Oversight Committee, which was created as a watchdog group by voters this month when they approved Proposition BB, a $2.4-billion measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1995
A teacher and a principal were sworn in as the newest members of the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education on Monday, but it was one of the panel's two returning members who drew the most attention. Board member Jeff Horton, reelected in April after a bruising campaign against two conservative candidates, elicited gasps and applause from the audience when he began his second term by lashing out at prejudice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1999
Re "Belmont Shadows Board Race," editorial, March 29: Could some one please explain to me the difference between the donations given to school board members Barbara Boudreaux and Jeff Horton and the $1.4 million raised by Mayor Richard Riordan for his candidates? If I remember correctly, I did read in The Times that Riordan's contribution did come with strings attached. FRANK MUNIZ Mission Hills Re "Promised Campus Turns to Eyesore," March 29: First it's the Belmont fiasco and now Jefferson Elementary School.
OPINION
November 21, 1993
We read with interest your post-voucher election analysis about the prospects for fundamental education reform in Sacramento ("School Voucher Threat Gives Impetus for Reform," Nov. 8). Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the characterization of the exciting LEARN reform program under way here in Los Angeles. The article described our Board of Education's unanimous support of LEARN as a reluctant and defensive response to external political threats. In fact, we participated in the LEARN effort before there was a breakup movement or a threatened teacher strike or any other external political threat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified school board members clashed with concerned parents and each other Monday night in a community forum held to discuss a bill to break the mammoth school district into smaller units. The meeting at Van Nuys Middle School was sponsored by the Greater Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce. Because it was billed as the first time school board officials, an aide to state Sen. David A.
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