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The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is over. Mayor Eric Garcetti even put to bed speculation that he was planning a presidential run — speculation that had been fed in part by his late moves to help negotiate a deal to end the strike.
But debates about the role charter schools should play in educating California’s children haven’t simmered down. Once again, Jennifer Medina, my colleague who’s been covering the issue on the ground here in L.A., has the latest:
There were two key votes on the agenda for the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday. The first, to approve the contract deal reached last week to end the six-day teachers’ strike — passed unanimously.
The vote that received far more attention, drawing hundreds of protesters and hours of public comment, was more symbol than policy: a resolution calling on the state to enact a moratorium on new charter schools while studying their impact.
The resolution has no legal impact; only the State Legislature has the authority to enact a moratorium or any other strict limits on charter schools. Ever since the deal was announced, charter school supporters have been playing defense, making a huge effort to persuade the school board to defeat the resolution. Such a defeat would have undermined Austin Beutner, the superintendent, who has consistently said he supports charter schools, but was willing to agree to the side deal on charter schools to end the strike.
“I do support strongly school choice for families and recognize charter schools are one of the options for a high-quality education,” Mr. Beutner said before the vote. “There is nothing in this resolution to close any existing charter schools or reduce the many choices available to families.”
As we reported this week, many prominent supporters of charter schools are back on their heels after a string of defeats, both here and in other parts of the country. Charter schools are publicly funded but privately run and generally are not unionized.
For years, the Los Angeles school board has enthusiastically embraced charter schools.
Several members of the current board received millions in donations from charter supporters. And the district has the largest number of students in charter schools in the country.
So what happens next? All eyes and energy will turn to Sacramento. Charter school supporters spent millions backing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s opponent, the former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in the primary. And the California Teachers Association, the statewide union, remains one of the most powerful lobbying forces in the Legislature. So after years of support, school-choice proponents may see yet more defeats in California this year.
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• Experts and politicians have continued to untangle the widespread effects of the Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy, from how workers will be impacted, to the fact that the bankruptcy could decrease fire victims’ payouts. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
• Here are the likely winners and losers, including the people who could get 0 million in employee bonuses from 2018. [The New York Times]
• Following a Los Angeles Times investigation, members of the L.A. Police Commission expressed concern that an elite L.A.P.D. unit disproportionately stops black drivers. [The Los Angeles Times]
• In Sacramento, a state report called for the city’s police department to make big changes in its use of force training and other areas following police shootings, including the one that killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man. [The Sacramento Bee]
• Can Senator Kamala Harris — who, you may have heard, is running for president — replicate President Barack Obama’s support from black voters? On one hand, she’s well-positioned, thanks to deep academic and political networks. But she could face challenges from activists who may not look kindly on her time as a top prosecutor. [The New York Times]
• Oh, and Michael Bloomberg, a potential rival for the Democratic nomination, is already clashing with Ms. Harris, on the “Medicare for all” health care model she endorsed. He said it’d “bankrupt us for a very long time.” [The New York Times]More California stories
• Data showed that the police ramped up arrests in a downtown area of San Diego most densely populated with homeless people in the days before an annual homeless census, worrying advocates. [Voice of San Diego]
• Hot or not? Bakersfield’s housing market is definitely attractive for its affordability and proximity to pricier locales. But you need jobs to sustain growth. [The Bakersfield Californian]
• “Zucked,” a new book by Roger McNamee, an early Facebook investor, “is not merely the cri de coeur of a forsworn tech optimist zinged by moral conscience. It’s also a robust and helpful itemization of the ways Facebook could be brought to heel,” our reviewer, Tom Bissell, wrote. [The New York Times]
• Bookmark this: CALmatters made a checklist for Gov. Gavin Newsom so you can follow his progress on ticking off his campaign promises. [CALmatters]And Finally …
I’ll root for the Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but I wouldn’t say I’m a die-hard fan. It’s an ambivalence I apparently share with lots of other Angelenos.
However, there is one thing that might get me fully onboard, and it is the above L.A. Rams “rap” song and accompanying video from 1985.
Los Angeles Magazine dug it up this month, but Yahoo! Sports has a definitive oral history. How did this masterpiece come to be?
“The only reason why we did it was that the Bears had done it and it was a day off,” David Hill, the tight end, told Yahoo! Sports. “To be honest it was a bad decision because it took all day and wasted our day off.”
I must disagree with Mr. Hill on that. Anyway, will you be watching the game? Are you a major Rams fan who’s been waiting for this moment for decades? Let us know at CAtoday@nytimes.com.
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【还】【别】【说】，【经】【过】【女】【作】【家】【这】【么】【一】【说】，【林】【昊】【也】【知】【道】【了】【该】【怎】【么】【做】。 【工】【作】【就】【是】【工】【作】，【林】【昊】【还】【是】【很】【投】【入】【的】，【立】【马】【有】【模】【有】【样】【地】【调】【整】【好】【表】【情】，【手】【里】【拿】【着】【节】【目】【组】【事】【先】【塞】【给】【自】【己】【的】【一】【束】【满】【天】【星】。 【今】【天】【林】【昊】【本】【来】【就】【以】【为】【只】【是】【走】【一】【个】【普】【通】【的】【画】【报】【行】【程】，【所】【以】【根】【本】【就】【没】【有】【注】【意】【自】【己】【穿】【的】【衣】【服】，【就】【是】【普】【通】【的】【白】【体】【恤】【和】【一】【条】【黑】【色】【的】【裤】【子】，【要】【说】【亮】【点】
【亦】【真】【捅】【捅】【梁】【熙】：“【人】【家】【还】【在】【呢】，【你】【别】【当】【面】【说】。” “【我】【就】【当】【面】【说】【怎】【么】【了】？”【梁】【熙】【轻】【飘】【飘】【斜】【亦】【真】【一】【眼】：“【这】【是】【怕】【万】【超】【被】【她】【骗】【了】。【我】【这】【人】【说】【话】【做】【事】【虽】【然】【过】【激】【了】【些】，【但】【看】【人】【总】【没】【错】【呀】。【当】【初】【我】【就】【说】【那】【个】【佑】【嘉】【不】【是】【个】【好】【鸟】，【怎】【么】【样】？【比】【你】【想】【的】【坏】【多】【了】【吧】？” 【见】【亦】【真】【黑】【了】【脸】，【梁】【熙】【仍】【侃】【侃】：“【你】【们】【不】【敢】【以】【恶】【意】【揣】【测】【别】【人】，【因】【为】香港六彩2017年96期开奖结果记录【凌】【檬】【和】【苏】【晨】【两】【人】【就】【这】【样】【在】【爱】【丽】【丝】【的】【别】【墅】【里】【等】【着】，【爱】【丽】【丝】【去】【忙】【公】【务】【了】，【德】【莱】【尔】【也】【不】【知】【道】【去】【了】【哪】【里】。 【到】【了】【傍】【晚】，【德】【莱】【尔】【回】【来】【了】，【爱】【丽】【丝】【却】【仍】【然】【不】【见】【踪】【影】。 “【德】【莱】【尔】【先】【生】。”【凌】【檬】【笑】【着】【和】【德】【莱】【尔】【打】【招】【呼】，【苏】【晨】【就】【跟】【在】【他】【身】【后】，【牵】【着】【他】【的】【手】。 【德】【莱】【尔】【对】【两】【人】【点】【点】【头】，【佣】【人】【过】【来】【把】【德】【莱】【尔】【的】【外】【套】【和】【帽】【子】【拿】【去】【挂】【着】，【德】【莱】
【青】【芜】【不】【再】【询】【问】，【她】【定】【定】【的】【站】【在】【原】【地】，【脚】【底】【的】【寒】【冷】【传】【到】【了】【心】【底】，【从】【那】【一】【刻】【起】【冰】【封】，【冷】【冻】。 【三】【百】【年】【前】【到】【底】【发】【生】【了】【什】【么】【事】【情】？ 【她】【失】【去】【的】【那】【一】【段】【记】【忆】【里】【又】【存】【在】【着】【哪】【些】【没】【有】【回】【想】【起】【来】【的】【事】【情】？ 【崇】【山】【出】【了】【什】【么】【事】【情】？ 【北】【冥】【之】【主】【的】【目】【的】【没】【有】【达】【到】【又】【成】【就】【了】【多】【少】【的】【灾】【祸】？ 【青】【芜】【轻】【轻】【的】【蹲】【在】【了】【地】【上】，【苍】【白】【的】【脸】【已】【经】【冻】【得】
“【事】【情】，【大】【概】【就】【是】【这】【样】【了】。” 【轻】【笑】【着】，【彰】【帆】【把】【之】【前】【在】【涟】【漪】【坊】【市】【里】【见】【到】【的】【画】【面】，【朝】【在】【座】【的】【众】【人】【简】【单】【口】【述】【了】【一】【遍】。 【肖】【云】【锋】【坐】【在】【彰】【帆】【的】【斜】【对】【面】，【面】【上】【微】【微】【带】【着】【一】【点】【窘】【迫】。 【被】【人】【当】【众】【说】【起】【自】【己】【的】【事】【迹】【还】【真】【是】【别】【有】【一】【番】【滋】【味】，【连】【一】【向】【镇】【定】【自】【若】【的】【他】【也】【忍】【不】【住】【感】【到】【一】【丝】【丝】【羞】【涩】。 【距】【离】【先】【前】【发】【生】【的】【事】，【已】【经】【过】【去】【了】【大】【约】