Reform in the air

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reform of the LAUSD must happen; otherwise the city’s children will be doomed to failing classrooms, demoralized teachers and disenfranchised communities for years to come. THINGS aren’t looking good for Los Angeles Unified school board member Jon Lauritzen. In the final two weeks before his runoff race against challenger Tamar Galatzan, his biggest supporter – United Teachers Los Angeles – has turned lukewarm. Perhaps even union officials sense that there’s a change coming to the LAUSD. Or perhaps this is just a new campaign tack, trying to turn down the noise from the primary campaign’s nasty mailers and depress voter turnout. There’s one way to counter that: by voting May 15. The two candidates will meet for a rare public forum tonight at the West Van Nuys/Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council. What they will really be debating is the future of the school district. Galatzan is backed by the mayor’s reform slate. Incumbent Lauritzen represents the status quo. last_img

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