English Teacher at Santee Education Complex
FROM Joseph Zeccola
‘Keep Calm, It’s just a toilet.’ Students of Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles demonstrated peacefully Wednesday, a day after they clashed with adult protesters opposed to the school’s new gender-neutral restroom. The multi-stall, all-gender bathroom, the first in L.A. public schools, opened last week. How do the students at Santee feel about the controversy it’s raised? And now that transgender bathrooms have become the center of a national debate over anti-discrimination laws, how do teachers talk to their students about them?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."