Columnists Opinion

Cooperation, not conflict, is key to Inglewood school success

Last week, the Inglewood Teachers Association (ITA) stepped up its public dispute with the school district about who pays for their health insurance by conducting demonstrations at school board meetings and calling upon teachers to change their work routines at Inglewood school sites. The union directed its members to withhold all voluntary work performed outside Read More…

Columnists Opinion

Summit is good start to remaking Inglewood schools

Last week I joined more than 500 Inglewood community members at the Forum for a community summit held by the Inglewood Unified School District. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson invited the community to “join state Administrator Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, board members and district executives for an evening of strategic planning and Read More…

Columnists Opinion

State has failed to find adequate leader for Inglewood schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will be the sixth state administrator to lead the Inglewood Unified School District. A little less than five years ago, the California Legislature passed an emergency loan bill, Senate Bill (SB) 533, approving a loan of up to $55 million Read More…