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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.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 16, 2019 Sometimes It Is All About the Benjamins
While the establishment tries to distract with false charges of anti-Semitism, Ilhan Omar's attack was actually against money in politics.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Rules? Where we're going we don't need"rules.
The President of the largest publicly elected School Board in the country is hauled into court and his excuses should sound very familiar to those following charter schools.
SHARE Monday, June 11, 2018 Lessons From A Tweet Gone Viral
Trump's commutation of Alice Johnson's sentence caused me to reflect on Obama's presidency. In return, I received an earful of opinions.
(23 comments) SHARE Friday, July 8, 2016 #BlackLivesMatter
If you believe that "all lives matter", then you also need to demand answers to the questions asked by activists from the black community.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 28, 2018 School Board Set to Consider Holding a Charter School Accountable
Fourteen months into the fight over enrollment practices, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board will take up the issue of a charter school discouraging the enrollment of those with special needs at a February committee meeting.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 28, 2018 A Charter School Cheats, LAUSD Sleeps
Where was the Los Angeles Unified School District's Charter School Division as the North Valley Military Institute charged students to attend summer school and broke labor law?
SHARE Tuesday, May 11, 2021 School Board President Responds To Criticism
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board President Kelly Gonez says that parents have enough of a voice while defending her decision to prevent the LAUSD Parent Engagement Committee from meeting.
SHARE Sunday, September 29, 2019 The Hijacking of Special Education
The Chanda Smith consent decree should have helped every Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) student with special-education needs. Instead, it harmed the most vulnerable.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Meet the Impotent Press
Chuck Todd's face to face interview of Donald Trump provides an example of a press that chooses access over journalism.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 5, 2019 A Fox Watches Over the Data Hen-House
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nick Melvoin got caught manipulating data for the benefit of the charter-school industry. He now oversees the district's data-driven efforts.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 27, 2018 Trump's Wall Hits the Popular Vote
Donald Trump's biggest failure may be his inability to recognize that a minority of Americans voted for his presidency.
SHARE Wednesday, January 1, 2020 The LAUSD's 2019 Report Card
There were huge changes in the last year for the second largest school district in the country. A look back at some of the major events...
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2020 It's Not Easy Being Green
Abandoned by the Democrats, I took the #DemExit and looked for a home in the Green Party. It did not work out as well as I had hoped.
SHARE Monday, September 28, 2015 Eli Broad's LAUSD?
Eli Broad and his fellow "reformers" announce their final push to replace public education in Los Angeles with a privately controlled district.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 29, 2020 The Trumpification of the 2020 Election
Political campaigns have always bent the truth. In the Age of Trump, the lies don't even have to make sense as long as they vilify the opponent.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 14, 2019 How Do You Rank The Value Of A School?
While the charter school industry continues to push for a Yelp-like rating of schools, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) parents support the effort to fight back.
SHARE Friday, April 14, 2017 A Tale of Two School Districts
Successfully blocked by the Glendale Unified School District, a charter sets its sites on the "relative ease" of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
SHARE Wednesday, January 19, 2022 The Race Begins In LAUSD Board District 2
For over a decade LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia has ignored public school parents. They could regain their voice by electing Dr. Rocio Rivas to the Los Angeles school board.
SHARE Friday, January 17, 2020 LAUSD Candidate Profile: Lydia Gutierrez
This is the last in a series of articles profiling the candidates who are seeking to replace Dr. Vladovic in Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Board District 7.
SHARE Sunday, September 8, 2019 Hurricane Trump
It is bad enough that Trump is a pathological liar. Even worse is the fact that he is really bad at it.
SHARE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 State of Our Schools: Rudderless
The Superintendent for the country's second largest school district fails to set a vision for the future as he sets the tone for the upcoming school year.
SHARE Saturday, May 25, 2019 LAUSD Libraries are Safe (For Now)
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner ends his plan to defund some elementary school libraries next year as Jackie Goldberg takes her seat on the Board of Education.
SHARE Monday, November 6, 2017 Parents Against Accountability
If charter schools perform as well as their supporters allege, then why do they resist any attempt to hold a magnifying glass to their operations?
SHARE Saturday, November 11, 2017 A School District Continues to Reward Failure
Pushing through their "Charters First" agenda, the School Board of the nation's second largest school district renews another charter with a lack of academic and financial success.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 9, 2019 Charter Schools Vs. Public School Students
When the Los Angeles Unified School District tried to improve accessibility to school buildings for children with Special Education needs, they were sued by the California Charters School Association. A school board member helped them with that suit.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 17, 2017 Above the Law?
A charter school asks its supporters to oppose a measure requesting stronger accountability for the charter industry. What are they trying to hide?
SHARE Thursday, January 7, 2016 California Natural Gas Leak Emergency
Porter Ranch, California natural gas leak was finally declared a state of emergency. Methane gas has been spilling from antiquated wells in Porter Ranch, California while politicians wasted time blowing their own hot air.
SHARE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Measure EE Puts LAUSD Children First
As the opposition to the parcel tax in Los Angeles, the Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of businesses, not students in overcrowded classrooms.
SHARE Thursday, October 31, 2019 What Is This Charter School Hiding?
Three years after their principal resigned in disgrace, El Camino Real Charter High School still refuses to release records that show how public funds were allowed to be used for private benefit.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 27, 2016 Putting A Face On MS
As Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month comes to an end, I am republishing a blog detailing my wife's experiences with the condition.
SHARE Tuesday, January 14, 2020 LAUSD Candidate Profile: Dr. Silke Bradford
This is the first in a series of articles profiling the candidates who are seeking to replace Dr. Vladovic in the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Board District 7.
SHARE Sunday, November 19, 2017 Depriving a School Board of Ignorance
Having been made aware of safety violations at a large charter school, will the School Board for the second largest district in the country take the opportunity to put "kids first"?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 12, 2020 George Floyd Is Just One Victim
Floyd is only one victim of institutionalized racism and police brutality. How many others have been victimized beyond the reach of cameras?
SHARE Thursday, October 26, 2017 Broad's Latest Attack on Democracy
Members of the Los Angeles Unified District's School Board call on their ally to take a leave of absence instead of resigning after he is indicted on charges related to election fraud.
SHARE Tuesday, September 6, 2016 The Unrepresented
Shouldn't every family in the Los Angeles Unified School District be able to hold a Board Member accountable for the schools that their children attend?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 26, 2021 Parent Group Sets Demands For LAUSD Superintendent Search
The largest public education-advocacy group in Los Angeles says that Austin Beutner's successor should have a background in public education. Parents Supporting Teachers also calls for the public's input to be included in the search process.
SHARE Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Stacking the Deck?
Does Granada Hills Charter High School's Academic Decathlon winning streak have anything to do with their questionable enrollment policies?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Losing the Sound-Bite War
Under Donald Trump, the national debt is the highest it has ever been. Unfortunately, the Democrat's treatment of this subject is an example of why they are losing to Donald Trump when it comes to messaging.
SHARE Friday, April 20, 2018 A Nightwish Come True
Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish digs deep into their back catalog in a journey through the decades during the Anaheim stop of their world tour.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 7, 2021 Where's Tanya?
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Tanya-Ortiz Franklin misses an opportunity to hear from the community around Carson as they face two environmental crises.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 4, 2021 Another Crack In The Glass Ceiling
Kamala Harris becomes the first woman in American history to officially take the reins of the presidency. What took so long?
SHARE Monday, February 4, 2019 An LAUSD Star is Born
Tyler Okeke is the student representative on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board. At Tuesday's meeting, he made sure the voice of his fellow students was heard.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 11, 2017 Standing Up For Our Public Schools
The charter industry is organized and prepared to flex its muscles to get its way. Where does that leave the students of public schools?
SHARE Sunday, January 19, 2020 LAUSD District 7's Open Seat
For the first time in 13 years, voters in South Los Angeles will face a ballot without Dr. Vladovic's name on it. Where do the candidates who seek to replace him stand on the issues? Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 23, 2016 Asleep at the Switch?
A charter closes down just a month into the school year. How did the Los Angeles Unified School District's Charter School Division even allow them to open?
SHARE Monday, August 21, 2017 The People's School Board?
The courts have ruled that constituents have a right to petition their representatives through social media. Will this School Board comply?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 13, 2019 A Charter-School Pawn
The charter industry hides behind children when it comes time to go through the renewal process for their publicly funded private schools.
SHARE Sunday, June 13, 2021 A Bull In A School District's China Shop
As Los Angeles Unified District Board Member Monica Garcia's penultimate school year on the board comes to a close her latest proposal puts her legacy clearly in focus.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 14, 2019 Weaponized Journalism
As an investor in American Media, Inc (AMI) and the National Enquirer, did Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner learn to benefit from the world of Fake News?
SHARE Friday, July 10, 2020 I Am A Patriot (2020)
In Trump's Divided States of America, patriotism is defined by blind obedience. This is the opposite of what is expected of true patriots.
SHARE Friday, May 10, 2019 A School Board Race Turns Ugly
Unable to compete against Jackie Goldberg's experience, the supporters of Heather Repenning resort to the politics of bigotry as election day in LAUSD Board District 5 approaches.
SHARE Tuesday, March 19, 2019 LAUSD Empire Strikes Back
Parents are caught unaware as Austin "Darth" Beutner quietly launches a plan that could close the libraries in some Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 17, 2018 A City Councilman's Parting Gift
It has been over a month since Los Angeles City Council Member Mitch Englander announced that he was leaving office and a special election has still not been called.
SHARE Friday, October 15, 2021 An Ethically Challenged School Board
Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Kelly Gonez voted to approve a contract with a former employer. She then accepted a campaign donation from them.
(31 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 25, 2021 Achieving Unity
To fulfill his promise of unification, Biden must bypass the partisan members of Congress and concentrate his efforts on the American people.
SHARE Saturday, March 6, 2021 Trust In The Time Of COVID
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teacher Nicolle Fefferman's commitment to her students includes ensuring that they are safe before returning to school.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 14, 2016 Why Was This Charter School Even Renewed?
At the time of the renewal hearing, there were at least two outstanding Notices to Cure. Why was only one discussed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board?
SHARE Sunday, November 11, 2018 Supporting Parents and Students
The Northridge East Neighborhood Council adopts two resolutions that call for changes to make the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) a student-centered school district.
SHARE Wednesday, April 1, 2020 It Is Time For "City Staffer B" To Come Clean
Los Angeles City Hall Corruption Case: Now that his former boss has pleaded guilty, it is time for John Lee to reveal to his constituents if he is the person referred to in the indictment.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Kids First?
The LAUSD School Board loosens the rule on fingerprinting school volunteers. Have they just set up the next child-abuse disaster?
SHARE Sunday, June 7, 2020 The Charter School Business
Palisades Charter High School takes money from a program meant for small businesses without a plan of how it will be spent.
SHARE Monday, November 5, 2018 Tony Thurmond Feels The Heat
Candidate for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction has learned that money, or morals, are no object to the Charter School Industry.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Dear Betsy DeVos:
Los Angeles School Board Member Nick Melvoin wrote to Trump's Education Secretary seeking funds to expand a charter school that is draining resources from LA Schools
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Emailing It In
Hillary Clinton's ongoing email troubles should raise a red flag for any Democrat who wants to move the country to the left.
SHARE Thursday, April 23, 2020 Essential?
Ignoring "Safer at Home" directives, the Los Angeles Unified School District sends a team to determine how Shirley Ave. Elementary's facilities will be given away to Citizens of the World Charter School.
SHARE Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Flushing Your Money Down the Toilet
Without any oversight from the public, the largest charter school in the country spends thousands on construction and even more money to tear it down. Who is protecting the taxpayer money that is supposed to be used to educate children?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 21, 2019 Who "Taught" Your LAUSD Student Last Week?
Teachers are professionals that are trained to handle the many needs of their students. What about the people taking over during the LAUSD teachers' strike?
SHARE Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Victory For A Public School?
Citizens Of The World Charter School West Valley announces that they will move to a private facility next year. Will they follow through? The community at Shirley Avenue Elementary School is hopeful that they will.
SHARE Saturday, July 31, 2021 A Charter School's Bait and Switch
Citizens of the World set to open in a different neighborhood than the one described in its charter threatening Colfax Charter Elementary School.
SHARE Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Austin Beutner Must Go
As the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) strike drags on it is abundantly clear that the only way to bring an end to the chaos is to fire the Superintendent.
SHARE Saturday, April 10, 2021 It Is Time To End The Filibuster
The "rights" of the minority party should not come at the cost of minority rights. H. R. 1 must be passed to defend against voter suppression.
SHARE Thursday, March 24, 2022 A Lack Of Engagement
If those seeking a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board aren't willing to engage during a campaign, is there any hope they will do so if they win? Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
SHARE Thursday, April 21, 2022 Robbing Peter To Kill Paul
California State Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares uses education funding as a reason to kill universal healthcare. Her reasoning defies logic.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 25, 2016 Putting Lipstick on the Prop 39 Pig
Instead of looking for ways to eliminate co-locations, the Los Angeles Unified School District looks for ways to make them easier for charters.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Is This The New Normal?
Had we rallied as a country around the threat that COVID-19 presented, we could have put it quickly behind us. We didn't and it continues on.
SHARE Saturday, September 4, 2021 Selling Her Political Soul For Charter Schools
Former California State Senate majority leader Gloria Romero ignores Larry Elder's documented misogyny in endorsing his candidacy in the Republican's attempt to recall Gavin Newsom.
SHARE Wednesday, February 27, 2019 The LAUSD's Revolving Door Continues
Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Monica Garcia announces her run for City Council. Once again she puts her personal aspirations above the children of Los Angeles.
SHARE Sunday, December 27, 2020 Doubling Down on Excluding Parents
The newly crowned Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board President's reasons for not reinstating the Parent Engagement and Special Education Committees are full of holes.
SHARE Wednesday, April 14, 2021 A School District's Gag Rule
To prevent parents from sharing what services are available for children with special education needs, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) requires confidentiality.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 1, 2016 The Fallacy of Charter School Oversight in L.A.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is silent after Granada Hills Charter High School admits to using funds owned by the student body for unauthorized purposes.
SHARE Saturday, December 18, 2021 Somebody Is Not Telling the Truth
Granada Hills Charter School blamed a Los Angeles Unified School District rule for the firing of staffers. Board Member Nick Melvoin says the rule did not apply to them.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 26, 2020 This Is Why The Virus Is Winning
Sealed in a Petri dish in the sky, it becomes apparent that we do not have the will to come together and fight a common enemy.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 13, 2015 Lack of Communication
What good is a political dynasty if the the Bush family cannot talk to each other about the lessons that they have learned?
SHARE Sunday, November 21, 2021 Propagating Right-Wing Talking Points
When LAUSD School Board Vice-President Nick Melvoin accepted a questioner's premise that parents were labeled "domestic terrorists," was it a lack of courage or blatant pandering?
SHARE Wednesday, January 18, 2017 A Failing Charter Gets a Pass
Ignoring the recommendations of the Charter School Division, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) renews the View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter Middle School
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 11, 2021 More Like Benedict Arnold
The booster club of a school named after a great American patriot promotes right-wing groups that seek to dismantle the LAUSD and public education.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 7, 2022 No Comment For You
LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez leads the effort to silence speakers at the April 26th board meeting, violating the rights of her constituents.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 25, 2021 I've Seen Cancel Culture and This Isn't It
The First Amendment may give us the right to draw bigoted caricatures, reinforce racial stereotypes, include hateful symbols, and create a misogynist cartoon skunk, but it does not protect the owners of copyrights from the consequences in the marketplace.
SHARE Saturday, August 7, 2021 Due Diligence?
LAUSD oversight is so lax that a proposed charter school thought that it could get away with hiring an accused felon as Executive Director.
SHARE Saturday, January 9, 2021 The LAUSD's 2020 Report Card
The COVID-19 pandemic upended the second-largest school district in the country. A look back at some of the major events...
SHARE Monday, March 14, 2022 BLM Is Not Just A Slogan To Campaign On
As a candidate, LAUSD Board Member Tanya Ortiz-Franklin claimed to focus on racial justice. What has she done to promote these values after getting elected?
SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Testing for Religion
As Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson continues to pander to the Religious Right, he runs afoul of the Constitution.
SHARE Sunday, April 3, 2022 Plan Ahead?
The LAUSD board eliminates the district's mask mandate just as a new, more contagious sub-variant takes hold in Los Angeles.
SHARE Tuesday, October 13, 2020 The Lies In Your Mailbox
Charter schools blame LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson for the $1 billion iPad scandal that occurred before he took office. They backed his predecessor. Now they back his opponent, Marilyn Koziatek. Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Lowering Class Size: If Not Now, When?
If current and past members of the Los Angeles School Board have called for lower class sizes, why are they battling their union on the issue?
SHARE Sunday, February 13, 2022 This Isn't Wright
Without input from the community, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announces that it will hand off a public school building to a charter, displacing 510 students.
SHARE Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Candidate Alleges Possible Retaliation
Jesus Arana, who is running against Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board President Kelly Gonez, claims that he was forced to retire from his job as a LASPD Sergeant.
SHARE Tuesday, August 16, 2016 A Charter Shell Game
Can you keep focused as a charter tries to divert attention away from the actions of its Governing Board?
SHARE Saturday, February 2, 2019 Los Angeles Asks For a Charter School Pause
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board resists intense pressure from the charter-school industry to ask the state of California for a moratorium on new charter schools.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 7, 2019 The LAUSD School Board's Secret Committee
Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Monica Garcia and Vice-President Nick Melvoin both make reference to a Rules Committee that has not held any public meetings. Where is the transparency?
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2020 To The Victor Go The Spoils
The Democrats have won the popular vote in seven of the last eight elections. Why should it be up to the left to compromise? Joe Biden needs to lead with the mandate that he was given.
SHARE Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Jose', Meet Jose'
Jose' Cole-Gutie'rrez, the head of the LAUSD Charter School Division, ignores his own words while refusing to hold a charter school accountable.
SHARE Sunday, March 28, 2021 Educating The Squeaky Wheel
Many parents remain cautious about physically returning to school while groups pushing a forced reopening get an outsized voice in the media.
SHARE Tuesday, December 29, 2015 The District's Deaf Ears
Like a toddler throwing a tantrum, the Los Angeles Unified School District ignores complaints by using the Office of General Counsel to stick its fingers in its ears.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 21, 2021 Expanding Inequity
As Los Angeles school closures approach the first anniversary, teachers from a high-priced private school jump the COVID-19 vaccination line.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 15, 2016 LAUSD Law
Who is responsible when outside law firms use questionable and unethical practices in defending the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in court.
SHARE Sunday, October 3, 2021 Public School Parasite
The Los Angeles Unified School District used COVID-response funds to pay a consultant over $281,000 to implement Betsy DeVos' public school-destroying funding scheme.
SHARE Friday, December 7, 2018 Dismantling Our Public Schools
The California Charter School Association helped put a felon on the School Board of the country's second larges school district. Now the students are paying the price.
SHARE Monday, March 21, 2022 Protecting Public School Students
Charter schools with operational deficiencies should not be given space on public school campuses, especially when doing so puts children at risk.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 29, 2015 Life is Short. Investigate Wisely.
The Ashley Madison hack provides an opportunity for the LAUSD to open yet another investigation. Is this just another witch hunt?
SHARE Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Charter Schools Pile On The Debt
The latest summary released by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Charter School Division shows that the district is owed over $13.5 million. Will they collect it?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 13, 2020 Anti-Union Democrats
While their party's 2020 platform expresses support of labor, these Democratic politicians on the Los Angeles school board work against the right to organize.
SHARE Friday, April 9, 2021 Who Pays The Price For Charter School Expansion?
Voices From The Community
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Teacher Angie Romo asks why the victims of charter school takeovers are usually students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 7, 2015 The LAUSD Board Strikes Out
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board steps back from a proposal to draw a line in the sand in the fight against Eli Broad's plan to destroy public education.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, October 2, 2020 On November 3rd, Choose Our Future
The sky is actually falling. We have been told before that we were facing the most important election of our lives; this time it is true.
SHARE Monday, June 28, 2021 Still Fighting For Their Public School
Having been abandoned by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Shirley Avenue Elementary School community confronts their invaders directly.
SHARE Saturday, February 23, 2019 The LAUSD Says: "No Voice For You!"
Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Nick Melvoin has pledged to change the rules so that stakeholders have better access to meetings. Why won't he act?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 14, 2022 I Said Do Not Call
With unwanted interruptions by telemarketers seeming to increase exponentially, is the "Do Not Call" list working at all?
SHARE Saturday, November 3, 2018 Are These California Values?
David Brayton promoted violence and hatred against a former president, Muslims, Jews and the press. Congressman Steve Knight (CA25) put him in an ad.
SHARE Thursday, April 1, 2021 Is Equity Just A Talking Point?
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Monica Garcia talks a lot about how the children of the district deserve equity. Will she back those words up with action?
SHARE Thursday, February 4, 2021 Enabling Theft And Fraud
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) continues to take away space from public school students to give to charter schools with past due bills totaling $1.9 million.
SHARE Friday, March 18, 2022 The LAUSD Needs Imagination and Courage
The moderators from Parents Supporting Teachers (PST), the largest parent-led education advocacy group in Los Angeles, present a call to action to reimagine (and reinvigorate) neighborhood public schools.
SHARE Sunday, March 12, 2017 Fighting Off a Prop-39 Parasite
Celerity schools are under investigation by the FBI but the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is still offering them space on Arminta Street Elementary School's campus.
SHARE Saturday, March 13, 2021 Getting Advice From Texas?
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board President Kelly Gonez brings in a controversial former Texas Education Agency official to coach the board on governance.
SHARE Sunday, February 14, 2021 School Board President Punts
Kelly Gonez was elected to help run the Los Angeles Unified School District. Where is her plan for how students will return to classrooms?
SHARE Saturday, February 19, 2022 Rewarding Bad Charter School Behavior
WISH Charter Schools have past due debts and haven't met demographic targets. The Los Angeles Unified Unified School District (LAUSD) plans to evict other students to give them a campus.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 21, 2020 Attacking Black Lives Matter And Teachers
Instead of pushing for a plan to address the concerns expressed by students, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) police prove their point by engaging in demagoguery.
SHARE Tuesday, April 16, 2019 The Los Angeles Times' History of Putting Kids Last
As the paper of record for those who want to privatize our education system, the Los Angeles Times endorses a candidate for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board even after saying that she does not have any "insightful or original" ideas. They did have good things to say about Jackie Goldberg.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Exercising The Mandate
Obama was elected to lead and must not let Republicans rob him of his responsibility to appoint the next justice to the Supreme Court.
SHARE Sunday, March 21, 2021 Los Angeles Parents Score A Victory!
BREAKING NEWS: After months of asking for meetings of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Special Education Committee to resume, one has been scheduled for March 25!
SHARE Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Choosing A Public School
Voices From The Community: Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) parent Audrey Wauchope Lieberstein details the reasons why she chose her neighborhood school when enrolling her child in kindergarten.
SHARE Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Condoning Corruption At City Hall
Two former members of the Los Angeles City Council have already been ensnared in a federal probe. Why won't the council clean their house?
SHARE Saturday, January 16, 2021 An Attempted Coup, Not A Peaceful Protest
Even those who did not enter the Capitol Building at the urging of Trump were trying to overthrow an election and disenfranchise millions of mostly minority voters.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Planting a Flag in LAUSD's District 2
Today I filed paperwork with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission to become a candidate for the District 2 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board.
SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2020 Take Your Lies and Shove It
The electorate rejects a negative campaign funded by millions of dollars of charter school-industry money and re-elects Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Scott Schmerelson. Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
SHARE Monday, November 2, 2015 Tax Spending Without Representation
Is Granada Hills Charter High School what Eli Broad has in mind as he seeks to privatize the Los Angeles Unified School District? This school serves a smaller percentage of both English Language learners and Special Education students than the District as a whole. It has also eliminated its democratically elected governing board.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 13, 2016 The LAUSD Empire Strikes Back
District appeals Court ruling that allowed parents of moderately to severely disabled children to challenge forced mainstreaming.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 4, 2019 Allison Bajracharya: Looking to Fail Up?
Camino Nuevo runs two charter schools labeled as "underperforming." Their chief of operations wants a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board.
SHARE Monday, October 26, 2020 Leaders Are Built In Times Of Crisis
Treating every child as if they were his own, school board member Scott Schmerelson moved mountains to get Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students out of harm's way.
SHARE Sunday, January 3, 2021 Happy Holidays! You're On Your Own.
While the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) continues to feed children and adults during the holiday break, Granada Hills Charter leaves students to fend for themselves.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 26, 2015 An Attempt At Engagement Falls Flat
The Los Angeles School District gives stakeholders two weeks to provide input on a new Superintendent. In the first week they heard mostly silence.
SHARE Sunday, April 3, 2016 The Hidden Children
April is Autism Awareness Month. My daughters' autism is something that they will live with for their entire lives. How will you handle the few moments when they enter your life?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 15, 2016 King Us
The Los Angeles Unified School District finally has a Superintendent. Has she already been weakened by the District's actions?
SHARE Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Is Anyone Watching The Hen House?
Schools receiving public funding in California are required to fill out a school report card. Why does the North Valley Military Institute charter school not have one on file?
SHARE Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Obstruction in the "Public Interest"?
The Los Angeles Unified School District refuses to disclose public records, claiming the information is "protected" and "confidential." What are they hiding?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2015 Saving Summer?
The LAUSD attempts to engage parents in planning the school calendar and instead shows how entrenched their bureaucracy is.
SHARE Monday, December 14, 2015 Controlling Information
The LAUSD seems to forget that California law says that the public has a right to inspect the documents of government agencies.