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Carl Petersen is a father of five, including two daughters who are on the autism spectrum. His involvement in education issues began when the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) refused to provide services that his daughters' teachers agreed they needed. It was then that his family was forced to sue the District.

At the end of two days of mediation at the District's headquarters, he turned to his wife, Nicole, and said: "somebody has to change this." His wife replied, "What about you?" He accepted the challenge and has run twice for a position on the LAUSD School Board. His platforms included advocacy for special education issues and strong support for public education. In his last election he was endorsed by Americans for Democratic Action Southern California, SFV/NELA Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and Network for Public Education (NPE) Action, a group co-founded by Dr. Diane Ravitch.

When Carl is not working or engaging in activism, he enjoys hanging out at theme parks with his family. He took his oldest daughter to Woodstock '94 when she was two and used to play in several local bands. If he is at his home in Northridge, California, there is a dog at his feet and he is probably writing one of his blogs which have been published in OpEdNews, Medium, Patch, and K-12 News Network.

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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2020
Did School Board Candidate Go AWOL From Her Last Elected Position? Records show LA School Board Candidate Tanya Franklin was removed from her position on the DRNC. Her campaign says she resigned. Why should this matter to voters?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Let The Charter School Lies Begin The California Charter School Association mails its first flyer of the general election. They start with the same debunked lie as before.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2020
Adding Fuel To The "Defund The Police" Fire LA Sheriff says that trust in the criminal justice system should be emphasized as his deputies are caught in the act of destroying evidence.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 17, 2020
Did This Charter School Learn From Its Last Financial Scandal? Has the governing board of El Camino Real Charter High School taken the necessary steps to prevent the additional theft of public funds from its students?
Nancy Pelosi, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2020
Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court. Trump and the GOP have proven that they have no interest in leading the country out of the COVID-19 crisis. Are the Democrats up to the task?
Franklin, Melvoin, and Koziatek, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Sabotage in the Classroom? Do a series of actions by those seeking to privatize public education represent an attempt to destabilize the schools they seek to destroy?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
Koziatek's campaign site includes this picture of the candidate with Gavin Newsom even though the governor is not listed as an endorser., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2020
Challenger A No-Show At Public Meeting LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson updates the public on what is happening in Los Angeles schools while Marilyn Koziatek stays silent.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2020
An Elected Representative's Anti-Semitic Rant Northridge West Neighborhood Councilmember Kathleen Edwards invokes George Soros' name in an attempt to silence those whom she disagrees with.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The Myth Of Charter Schools And Local Control Los Angeles Unified School District School Board candidate Marilyn Koziatek says schools need to listen to parents. Shouldn't this start at the school she helps to lead?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 23, 2020
COVID By Numbers Over 175,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Trump supporters are still minimizing the threat. What do the numbers say?
Northridge West Neighborhood Council member Kathleen Edwards makes a point during August meeting, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2020
Embattled City Councilman Is A No-Show John Lee denies his constituents the opportunity to understand his connections to the developing Los Angeles City Hall corruption scandal.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2020
School Board Member Fights To Secure Funding With action by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) would receive reimbursement for meals provided to needy adults.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
Trump Snake Oil, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine Is The New Covfefe Children blame others "to avoid disapproval and negative consequences." At 74 years old, Donald Trump just refuses to admit that anything is wrong.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 7, 2020
Another Neighborhood Council Puts John Lee on the Agenda On August 11, the Northridge West Neighborhood Council will consider a resolution regarding a Los Angeles councilmember's role in the corruption scandal.
Partners in Privatizing Education: Duncan, Koziatek, and DeVos, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 3, 2020
From The Person Who Brought You Common Core... Ignoring his failed record as Obama's Secretary of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board candidate Marilyn Koziatek accepts Arne Duncan's endorsement.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2020
LAUSD School Board Candidates Weigh In On Charter Schools' Use Of PPP Charter Schools plundered the Payroll Protection Program leaving workers struggling as the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 deepens.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (22 Articles, 20535 views)
City Councilmember John Lee, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2020
Deputy City Attorney Tries To Shut Down Vote Holding City Councilmember Accountable Northridge East Neighborhood Council overrules board president and votes to keep the resolution on the agenda despite "confidential" threats.
Nick Melvoin, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2020
School District Stood By While $3.1 Million Embezzled From Charter School Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nick Melvoin approved of an oversight regimen that allowed Community Preparatory Academy Charter School to defraud taxpayers for five years.
Child Labor:  Barefoot Girl in Factory., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 19, 2020
The American Education System Strains Under The Weight Of An Expanded Mission Trump's push to force children back into classrooms during a pandemic is the latest example of how schools have become the social safety net.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2020
Another Neighborhood Council Calls For Co-Location Moratorium Harbor City Neighborhood Council unanimously passes resolution supporting a hold on new Prop-39 placements until after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.

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