Chalkbeat – May 9th, 2017  
A last-minute compromise that could send more local tax dollars to charter schools moved quickly through the statehouse Tuesday clearing critical hurdles in both the House of Representatives and Senate. The bill faced fierce opposition from a coalition of House and Senate Democrats that said they spoke for school districts that opposed to the legislation. Districts said the compromise violated their constitutionally protected local control.

LA Times – May 10th, 2017  
If the Los Angeles school board elections were a movie, then the nominee for best supporting actor might go to an individual who so far has received little attention: Reed Hastings.