is a parent of two teens; one currently attending public school in Los Angeles, the other moved on to college. See more of her opinions at redqueeninla.com
I am a biostatistician by trade but the last few years have typically been filled driving kids hither and yon and supporting my teens' under-resourced public district schools as one of a thousand fading and exhausted points of light. In my spare time I rail against neoliberal privatization of that fundamental bedrock of democracy, our (formerly) free and (ideally) equitable public school system.
You can find a couple years' worth of my blog posts at the k12newsnetwork.com where I write about life, frustrations and the glory of being a LAUSD parent ~ http://www.redqueeninla.com