Jewish Journal


By  David A. Lehrer

January 17, 2013 | 12:34 pm

Crenshaw High school

An article in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times demonstrates, once again, how nuanced and challenging the effort to improve our public schools is. There are no panaceas, no silver bullets... read on

  • Educational Records Across the Board

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 9, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    This Monday the Pew Research Center released one of its well-researched studies that has a serious message for those willing to listen. Unfortunately, in terms of news coverage, releasing a study the day before a presidential election guarantees that few folks will take note of the... read on

  • Meet Award Winning Broadcasters—-Zavala, Grover, Coleman, Brand, and Muller

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 8, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    Two distinguished local journalists will be honored next Thursday, November 15th at the Riordan Central Library in Downtown.

    Community Advocates (in conjunction with KNBC 4 Southern California, KCET, the Los Angeles Press Club and theLos Angeles Public Library) will honor KCET’s... read on


    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 2, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    Earlier this week I blogged about the decision of the leaders of United Teachers of Los Angeles (LA Unified’s teachers union) to torpedo the School District’s application for $40 million of federal Race to the Top funds. The funds were to be used to benefit 25,000 students in 35... read on


    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 30, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    The last few days have seen Americans preoccupied, understandably so, with Hurricane Sandy and next week’s election. The attention that might normally have been paid to two items in the Los Angeles Times just isn’t there, but it ought to be.

    Last week, the Times disclosed that... read on

  • The Absence of Zev

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 28, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    The news is bittersweet. On the one hand a public servant who has dedicated nearly forty years of his life to the Los Angeles community will be unburdened from the demands of a public that wants him virtually every day and night of the week (whether it’s this group’s board meeting... read on

  • The Progress is (In)Visible

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 20, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Yesterday seemed like the first really hot day in a long time, the temperature was in the high 80s to 90s and the evening remained warm with virtually no breeze. Despite the heat, it was remarkably clear.

    From my thirty third floor perch in a Downtown office building I couldn’t... read on

  • The Declaration of Independence’s Inclusiveness

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 6, 2012 | 11:35 am

    Yesterday’s blog described my visit to the National Museum of American Jewish History and the George Washington letter to the Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island of 1790.


    Wall Street Journa

    l has an op/ed by law professor Michael Meyerson titled “Was the Declaration... read on

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