Missing the Mark, But Only Just Barely: The LAUSD Decision and SB 579

It’s not even two months and the impact of the unprecedented Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) decision to close over 1,000 schools is still being felt. LAUSD serves over 640,000 students and parents across the city of Los Angeles.  Its schools remain in close proximity to private schools, childcare centers, hospitals, colleges, private businesses, and governmental agencies—quite literally, every type of establishment you can think of is next door or across the street from one of its schools.  So when School Board President Steve Zimmer chose to close its doors after receiving terrorists threats via e-mail, on the heels of what many have called a terrorist attack that left 14 dead in the neighboring…

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