School Board: El Sereno Si, Watts No!
And despite a bad track record, Academia Semillas del Pueblo, which offers, among other languages, courses in Nahuatl-Mexicano, gets its charter renewed.
Here's the Times link for all you dum dums.
UTLA pressure is thought to have blocked the Green Dot expansion. The Green Dot Charter might have been approved, ironically, had Green Dot consultant David Tokofsky not recused himself from the vote.
Tokofsky's recusal serves as a reminder of how badly the School Board is ordinarily gamed. Do UTLA members routinely recuse themselves on issues affecting the Union? Would a Mayor-sponsored candidate ever recuse herself on an issue affecting control of the District?
Congrats to Tokofsky for exhibiting some honor among the thieves of our children's future.