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July 26, 1997 | J.J. POPE
A group of citizens seeking to recall three members of the school board said they have mailed formal notices to board President Michael J. Verrengia and Trustees Sondra Rinker and Helena Rutkowski notifying them of the pending effort. "This is the first formal action that we have to take," said Jeanne Salinas, spokeswoman for a 40-member group called Citizens to Recall Rutkowski, Rinker and Verrengia. "The notice was sent to them today by certified mail."
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July 26, 1997 | J.J. POPE
A group of citizens seeking to recall three members of the school board said they have mailed formal notices to board President Michael J. Verrengia and Trustees Sondra Rinker and Helena Rutkowski notifying them of the pending effort. "This is the first formal action that we have to take," said Jeanne Salinas, spokeswoman for a 40-member group called Citizens to Recall Rutkowski, Rinker and Verrengia. "The notice was sent to them today by certified mail."
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September 24, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. On Monday night, officials at one Texas high school are meeting to discuss changing a rule that would allow male administrators to spank female students. That's right, spank. Nineteen states reportedly allow corporal punishment in schools, according to the Center for Effective Discipline, and Springtown High School is in one of those states. Further, at the school near Fort Worth, administrators are considering loosening their spanking rules because they believe the current rules have created a problem.
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October 30, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” is one of those famous aphorisms often mistakenly attributed to Sigmund Freud, who was keenly interested in all forms of sexual expression, especially the unconscious. But the founder of psychoanalysis would have met his match in a Pennsylvania school board that is really, really interested in boobies. In a 7-1 vote, the Easton Area School District voted on Tuesday night to ask the United States Supreme Court to decide whether a bracelet carrying the message, “I (heart)
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April 23, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent from the high court's 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “ blistering ," “ scathing ,” and " outraged . " It is passionate, for sure, but it is actually logical and scholarly, and well worth curling up with. She laments that the court's role as a bulwark against suppression of the minority has crumbled, and that her colleagues have allowed Michigan voters “to do what our Constitution forbids.” (Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, in his majority opinion, noted that race considerations in college admissions are permissible.
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January 8, 2014 | By Howard Blume
This post has been corrected. The Los Angeles teachers union was notably absent in the debate this week over replacing Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, reflecting a difficult situation for United Teachers Los Angeles. The union, embroiled in its own internal elections and facing financial pressures, put no discernible pressure on board members in advance. This silence surprised some observers because LaMotte, who died in December, was a staunch union ally and the Board of Education is sharply divided on key issues affecting teachers.
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March 21, 1986 | LES BOSTON, Les Boston teaches English at Los Angeles Valley College.
It is natural to defend territory, to hold onto power. It is politic to compromise. Human nature and politics are now at work on California's community-college system. Forces within the system are preparing to defend their turf against state control. Signs of this possibility surfaced this week when a commission reviewing the Master Plan for Higher Education recommended that the two-year colleges be brought into line with the four-year system.
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