The Beach Boys – Heroes and Villains
Luckily, it seems to be because they’ve been diverting their internal funding away from technology and into a ridiculously beautiful headquarters in downtown LA.
It was there that this evening I attended a Teach Plus screening (yep, the LAPD has a screening room) of the documentary American Teacher, which is a surprisingly non-partisan account of the ins and outs of the life of a teacher. Addressing such issues as why teachers leave the profession (unsustainably low salaries and burnout seem to be common themes), the film did a really good job describing the policy need to elevate the teaching profession both in salary and, perhaps more importantly, in national esteem.
While it was a great film, the reality that I will never own a home in Los Angeles was once again sadly ingrained into my head. Oh well. At least I have a better website than the LAPD.