Photo of a mural depicting Ava Gardner in profile on a wall at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles.

Administrators at the Los Angeles Unified School District taught high school students at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools a valuable lesson. In institutional cowardice. In a December 11 story, Los Angeles Times education reporter Howard Blume recounts how the school district caved…

Color head shot of Maggie McNeill

Maggie McNeill possesses an intellect as acerbic as a vat of hydrochloric acid. Watching as it devours the objects of her scorn is one of the great pleasures of reading her blog, The Honest Courtesan, which she takes to daily…