LA School Board now has a majority in favor of charter schools

This was apparently the most expensive school board district election in U.S. history.

Just like in our Measure Y election, according to Diane Ravitch below turnout was poor…

Thus begins a big new experiment in the privatization of public education. Will it be more successful than Detroit?!?

Author: David Kristofferson

Retired Ph.D. scientist, teacher (after retiring from industry, taught in private and public high schools and then worked a decade in my own private tutoring business), bioinformatician (managed both the NIH-funded GenBank National Nucleic Acid Sequence Databank and the BIONET National Computer Resource for Molecular Biology), IT director at Eos and Raven Biotechnologies, software product manager, AAAS Fellow, avid cyclist, and backpacker!

One thought on “LA School Board now has a majority in favor of charter schools”

  1. A reaction re the LA election from a teacher on Diane Ravitch’s blog at

    By “LeftCoastTeacher”:

    It’s not all bad. American companies are going to be Great Again. In August, I will return from summer break to teach in Nick Melvoin’s district. I will expect to shortly thereafter deliver a Bank of America-Khan Academy “curriculum” via Netflix on Chromebooks made by oppressed workers in China to students wearing school uniforms made for The Gap by oppressed workers in India and Saipan, after serving greasy, syrupy, Walmart breakfast (already doing that). Soon, my school will host a charter school so that AIG-SunAmerica can own more expensive property in West L.A., and my pension will be reduced and converted into a 403b so that Wells Fargo can take a bigger share and set up more fake bank accounts in my name. While wreaking all this havoc on the lives of Angelenos, Melvoin will take frequent globe trotting trips on the district credit card to promote the corporations that conspired to place him in office, but he won’t fly United Airlines because people of billionaire-supported privilege like him do not have to give up their seats and get dragged down aisles by companies that see human beings as cattle like the rest of us. Eventually, I will be laid off or retired early below the poverty line and replaced with an app. Life is good. All is well.


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