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Monday, February 14, 2005

Spongebob Against the LAUSD?

Right on the heels of finding out Spongebob just came out of the closet, I come to find out that now he might be out campaigning with the Governator. I guess it makes sense because the demographics and polling information are probably higher for Spongebob than any of our current crop of electeds. Think I'm nuts? Here's my source -

The LAUSD must prove that it can succeed as the nation's second-largest district, he said. Board member David Tokofsky said he's not surprised that the "Terminator" weighed in on the district's structure. "Next thing, Spongebob will be coming out for the breakup," Tokofsky said.

In all seriousness though, have the winds changed regarding the state of LAUSD? Another quote from the same Daily News article says it just might:

LAUSD board President Jose Huizar said in the same article that the question of breaking up the district will be tied to Hertzberg's candidacy, although it will remain on people's minds until the district develops a solid track record or the political climate shifts.

"I think it will die off if Hertzberg doesn't win," Huizar said. "The momentum will not be as great."

The Daily News writes again today:

Schwarzenegger support improves chances of LAUSD breakup. When he first suggested breaking up the LAUSD, many thought L.A. mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg had to be dreaming. Not any more. Last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he, too, thinks the district is too large and unresponsive, and he supports a breakup. So now with the most powerful force in California politics on his side, Hertzberg doesn't seem like such a pipe dreamer, does he?

Is it possible?


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone think for one second that Hertzberg is serious about breaking up the LAUSD? In recent days he has changed his position. In December Ed Takashima said

Breaking up LAUSD into a handful of extremely large school districts isn't going to improve anything. Bob has repeatedly said that he wants small, neighborhood school districts where parents can be involved in education and districts can meet students' specific needs. We haven't put a fixed number on it, but his vision for a good school district is in the direction of 1-3 high schools with their feeder schools--much smaller than 150,000 students.

Last week he modified his position considerably saying in the Los Angeles Times that he would now just limit the district to Los Angeles's city boundaries. Downsizing the district from 748,000 to a mere 600,000

I suppose that Hertzberg's campaign manager John Shallman finally got word from his other four LAUSD school board clients, Julie Korenstein, Jon Lauritzen, Marlene Canter and Jose Huizar to shut up.

February 25, 2005 4:33 PM  

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