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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.
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 12, 2022 School Board Races Are Too Close To Call
As the charter school industry tries to hold control of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board, just a few hundred votes separate the candidates in both races.
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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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?
SHARE Sunday, September 6, 2015 Battle Scarred Schools
The school rooms of my youth have lost their luster. How can the kids who learn there now have the same chances that I did?
(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?
(23 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 28, 2022 Justice For Ashli Babbitt
Without the defeated president's "Big Lie" a mob would have never attacked the Capitol and Ashli Babbitt would still be alive. Trump needs to be held accountable for his actions.
SHARE Monday, June 5, 2023 Community College Board To Consider Lease To Charter School
To give its approval the Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) would have to ignore allegations of "illegal fiscal practices," sexual abuse, and mismanagement by the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) charter school.
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 Monday, July 25, 2022 Amway Calling
Is Amway heiress Betsy DeVos behind phone calls supporting the failed attempt to get the L.A. Democratic Party to endorse LAUSD School Board candidate Maria Brenes?
SHARE Monday, July 3, 2023 Purge Interrupted
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board pulls approval of the disputed Community Advisory Committee (CAC) roster from its agenda. Will the District use this delay to fix a broken Special Education system?
SHARE Saturday, August 5, 2023 Another Candidate Declares In School Board Race
Elizabeth Badger, who proved herself to be unqualified for public office in the 2020 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) election, is running again to replace incumbent Scott Schmerelson.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 30, 2015 "American Idiots"
Usually I fear the ideas that Republican Candidates bring to the table. As we approach 2016, I fear their base.
SHARE Sunday, June 11, 2023 And The Lesson Today Is How To Hate
With bigotry and anger on display, a group opposed to LGBTQ+ rights violently protest inclusiveness at a North Hollywood, California elementary school.
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.
(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.
(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 Saturday, April 1, 2023 Another Shoe Drops In LAUSD Hacker Scandal
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) sends out a new round of letters informing parents and teachers that personal information was compromised in the Labor Day hack.
(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.
SHARE Tuesday, June 27, 2023 The CAC Purge
The LAUSD recommends removing leaders of the CAC who included a proposal to assist students with Special Education needs on its agenda.
SHARE Sunday, November 5, 2023 LAUSD Candidate Forum: Special Education
Would these School Board candidates prioritize improving how the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) delivers required Special Education services to its most vulnerable students?
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.
(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 Sunday, September 10, 2023 Metallica Wins Big at SoFi
Forty-one years into their career, Metallica showed no signs of mellowing during their two-night, record-breaking stop at Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 24, 2023 The Fight Against Bigotry Continues
There is pushback as the bigoted "parents" who staged violent anti-LGBTQ+ protests during Pride Month continue to spread hateful rhetoric.
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.
(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 Sunday, April 30, 2023 A Dialogue about Public Education
Taking an opportunity to defend teachers and public education on a conservative radio show with hostility towards "government-run schools."
SHARE Tuesday, October 3, 2023 The Less-than-Helpful Honda Center
As my wife and I continue to navigate the challenges of her progressing disability, we learn that basic functions can result in humiliation.
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 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 Thursday, April 27, 2023 A School District's Broken Promise
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is set to shut down its highly regarded Primary Promise literacy program without any input from those who will be affected.
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 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 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.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Hey Bigot, Leave Our Kids Alone
A speaker's comments to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board and a murder in Lake Arrowhead highlight the fact that hateful rhetoric has consequences.
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.
SHARE Friday, April 28, 2023 Charter School Parents Kept in the Dark
The arrest of a former Granada Hills Charter School coach exposes how parents are often not made aware of potential dangers to their children when attending publicly funded private schools.
(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.
SHARE Monday, May 29, 2023 Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200
Did the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) violate the law when the Los Angeles charter school spent at least $90,000 for a perk-filled staff retreat to Las Vegas?
SHARE Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Charter School Makes Closure Official
After lying to parents and students about its viability for months, the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) finally admits it has no path forward. It surrendered its charter on August 31.
SHARE Tuesday, October 31, 2023 School Board Member Will Not Support SpEd Resolution
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board District 3's Scott Schmerelson claims "it is not feasible for the District to pursue" changes that would protect parents' choices during the IEPs that are held for children with Special Education needs.
SHARE Saturday, August 5, 2023 This Charter School Must Be Held Accountable
As the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) holds a hearing on revoking the North Valley Military Institute's (NVMI) charter, it is clear that the action is long past due.
SHARE Saturday, November 11, 2023 LAUSD Candidate Andreas Farmakalidis on Special Education
Would Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Candidate Andreas Farmakalidis confront the status quo and fight for the vulnerable students who depend on the LAUSD to provide the Special Education services that they need?
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.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 15, 2022 Exterminating Special Education
Guest columnist Vicky Maronyan writes about her battles with the LAUSD to get the programs that would help her child meet her full potential.
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"?
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.
SHARE Sunday, March 12, 2023 Who Will Slay The Beast?
The Special Education Committee was witness to the disconnect between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Bureaucracy and parents of children with Special Education needs.
SHARE Saturday, September 23, 2023 A History of Silencing Parents
The controversy over the selection of members of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Special Education advisory committee highlights a system that abhors genuine feedback.
SHARE Wednesday, March 15, 2023 What Is The School District Hiding?
Are charter schools in Los Angeles also affected by declining enrollment? The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Charter School Division will not release the information.
SHARE Tuesday, October 31, 2023 LAUSD Candidate DeWayne Davis on PROP-39 Co-Locations
How would Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) candidate DeWayne Davis protect students with Special Education needs who are receiving services in closets because charter schools took their classrooms using PROP-39?
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.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 3, 2023 A Very Special School Is Threatened Again
Lokrantz Special Education Center is a jewel of the Los Angeles Unified School District with dedicated staff serving the District's neediest students. Why is it not being supported by the School Board?
SHARE Monday, May 8, 2023 Tanya Who?
After being missing in action for most of her first term, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Tanya Ortiz-Franklin files to seek re-election in BD7.
SHARE Friday, April 21, 2023 Demanding Transparency
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has left stakeholders in the dark after the attack on its computer system. A neighborhood council demands transparency.
SHARE Friday, April 21, 2023 The Little House on Plummer Street
By fast-tracking a charter school project, the city is ignoring a chance to celebrate its history and preserve some badly needed green space.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 25, 2016 Out of Smell, Out of Mind
The rotten egg smell has sickened residents affected by the Porter Ranch Gas Leak. What about the things that cannot be smelled?
(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 Friday, March 17, 2023 Is Anyone Listening?
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board evaluates the Superintendent behind closed doors leaving the public to wonder if he is being held accountable for his lies.
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 Monday, September 26, 2022 Rammstein Blows It Up
The German band Rammstein proves themselves to be master showmen as they bridge the language barrier and hold the LA Coliseum's crowd in the palm of their hand.
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?
SHARE Saturday, October 21, 2023 LAUSD Candidate Karla Griego on PROP-39 Co-Locations
How would Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) candidate Karla Griego protect students with Special Education needs who are receiving services in closets because charter schools took their classrooms using PROP-39?
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.
SHARE Saturday, August 5, 2023 Searching For Optimism
We all have a part to play in the type of world my first grandchild will grow up in. One look into his eyes strengthens my resolve to fight for a better world.
(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.
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?
SHARE Friday, October 27, 2023 The Piper Comes Calling
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission takes a step towards holding Los Angeles City Councilman John Lee (AKA City Staffer B) responsible for his corruption-fueled trip to Las Vegas.
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.
(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 Saturday, October 1, 2022 Contract with Florida Department of Education Opposed
A unanimous vote by the Northridge East Neighborhood Council urges the City of Los Angeles to investigate if the deal signed by the LAUSD with the Florida Department of Education violates the civil rights of Los Angeles students.
SHARE Tuesday, October 10, 2023 He Lied
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Charter School Division Director admits that the law never required him to take away space used for providing Special Education services. This means our most vulnerable students were receiving services in closets and stairwells because of choices made by the District.
(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?
(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 Friday, October 28, 2022 Pure Selfishness
Voters have already selected his replacement but Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo still ignores calls for his immediate resignation.
SHARE Monday, January 16, 2023 Where was Mike Garcia?
Republican Congressman skips a ceremony by his fellow representatives to acknowledge the sacrifice of law enforcement on January 6th.
(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 Thursday, October 6, 2022 Representation For The Highest Bidder
LAUSD Board Member Tanya Ortiz Franklin offers her constituents her views on the state of the school district - if they are willing to pay for the privilege.
SHARE Tuesday, October 24, 2023 LAUSD Candidate Janie Dam on PROP-39 Co-Locations
How would Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) candidate Janie Dam protect students with Special Education needs who are receiving services in closets because charter schools took their classrooms using PROP-39?
SHARE Thursday, April 6, 2023 Dodger Blue Shows Compassion
A player who hasn't stepped on the field since 2018 gets access to the help he needs from the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is an example of empathy that we all should emulate.
SHARE Saturday, August 12, 2023 School District Holds Its High Tech Pep Rally
In his Opening of Schools Address, Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho accelerates the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) move away from collaboration with stakeholders.
SHARE Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Is Jerry Brown Above The Law?
The former governor has spent decades in the government and should be familiar with the California Public Records Act. Why isn't he following its provisions as the Chairman of Oakland Military Institute's Board of Directors?
SHARE Tuesday, October 17, 2023 LAUSD Candidate Kahllid Al-Alim on PROP-39 Co-Locations
How would Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) candidate Kahllid Al-Alim protect students with Special Education needs who are receiving services in closets because charter schools were allowed to take their previous classrooms using PROP-39?
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, 32301 views)
SHARE Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Looking For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Nicolle Fefferman has taken a leave from her role as an Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teacher to recover from burnout and reflects on the status of public education.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Black Lives Don't Matter
As Tyre Nichols' senseless death is replayed endlessly on our TV screens we all know that he will soon be forgotten and nothing will change.
SHARE Sunday, August 27, 2023 Will The Purge Be Upheld?
LAUSD bureaucrats hijacked the process used to select members for the Special Education advisory committee. Will the School Board push back?
SHARE Saturday, June 4, 2022 Corruption In The Redistricting Process?
Was it unethical for Luis Sanchez to serve on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Redistricting Commission while his wife, Maria Brenes, was planning to run for a board seat?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 16, 2022 A Tree Fell in the Woods
Ignored by the leaders of the city and the school district, a school for young adults with special education needs celebrates its graduates.
SHARE Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First IEP Meeting
Advocating for your child with Special Education needs can be intimidating and knowing how the system works will make you better prepared. These are things I wish I had known before my first IEP meeting.
SHARE Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Sibling Rivalries
There is no playing for fun. No matter how old my sister and I get, put us in front of an air hockey table and we are going to fight to win.
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.
SHARE Thursday, September 15, 2022 Who Is Jerry Brown Protecting?
Former California governor Jerry Brown currently operates the Oakland Military Institute charter school and refuses to comply with regulations that give the public access to school records. Who is he protecting?
(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.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 25, 2023 Accountability Delayed (Again)
The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Board still hasn't revoked the North Valley Military Institute's (NVMI) charter but tells parents to start looking for new schools.
SHARE Saturday, December 10, 2022 Keep Kitty Litter Out Of Classrooms
When the GOP expressed outrage over children pooping like cats in the classroom were they just trying to win votes or will they work to pass gun control?
SHARE Saturday, November 18, 2023 Sacrificing Special Education
With a Board majority at stake, Special Education families are told that now isn't the time to confront the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) large, complicated, and often unyielding bureaucracy.
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 Wednesday, August 4, 2021 COVID Roulette
Six Flags Magic Mountain has a lot to lose if the country is forced back into lockdowns. Why aren't they doing more to prevent this?
(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
SHARE Thursday, January 19, 2023 So Much For "Kids First"
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nick Melvoin is ready to abandon the students he swore to represent just a few weeks after starting his second term.
SHARE Friday, December 16, 2022 Entitled Career Politicians
Members of the Los Angeles City Council have engaged in racism, violence, and corruption. Should one telling citizens "F*ck You" on the way out surprise anyone?
(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, 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 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.
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 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.
(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 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?
SHARE Monday, April 10, 2023 Providing Special Education is Not Optional
North Valley Military Institute's (NVMI) management announces new plans for next year and says that the charter school may ignore IEPs and may not offer special day classes for those with severe needs.
(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.
(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 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.
(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 Tuesday, February 28, 2023 It Is Time For The Superintendent To Go
A new report provides details showing that the damage caused by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Computer Hack was much worse than admitted by Superintendent Carvalho.
SHARE Friday, August 11, 2023 Petulant Charter School
Having missed the deadline to fix the numerous violations cited by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) attacks its regulators.
(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 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.
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.
SHARE Thursday, March 2, 2023 Have These Politicians Done Their Homework?
North Valley Military Institute's (NVMI) Superintendent claims to have the support of California's Congressional delegation. Are these representatives aware of the charter school's sordid history?
SHARE Saturday, January 21, 2023 Proposed Resolution Gains Support
The community weighs in on why the "Improving Special Education Within The LAUSD" resolution should be adopted. Have you added your voice?
SHARE Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Who Will Step In To Help These Students?
With allegations of harboring a bullying culture and enabling sexual misconduct, will anyone hold the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) charter school accountable?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 7, 2023 Two-For-One Election Special
As Angelenos head to the polls to replace yet another disgraced member of the City Council, it is clear that ranked-choice voting is needed.
SHARE Monday, June 13, 2022 A Valedictorian Speaks Truth To Power
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) could not silence this brave student as he called out the damage caused by school board members Nick Melvoin, Kelly Gonez, and Monica Garcia.
SHARE Sunday, November 13, 2022 The Charter School Real Estate Scam
Charter schools can rake in millions from state facility grants, sometimes above the original cost of the property, and then, if the school closes, keep any profit from the sale.
(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 Monday, December 26, 2022 Parents Urge the School District to do Better
Two parents gave public comments to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board that provided a road map for how the new board can improve the district for its students.
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 Sunday, January 29, 2023 Is There a New Sheriff in Town?
For the first time in over a decade, the charter school industry does not have control of the LAUSD School Board. Will It make a difference in the collection of overallocation fees from charter schools?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 15, 2021 Redefining Reality
Democrats fail to find a way to counteract Trump's constant torrent of lies and suffer humiliating election losses.
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, October 15, 2022 "Sorry" Does Not Cut It
The members of the LA City Council who engaged in racist rhetoric had a year to apologize. With their words made public, they must resign.
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 Monday, January 9, 2023 One Step Forward, 2022 Steps Back
Two years after voters booted Trump from the White House, the negative effects of his presidency are still reverberating through our lives.
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 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 The World Falls Out of Time
The death of Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins comes at a time when his infectious spirit is badly needed.
SHARE Wednesday, May 20, 2020 For The Children?
A bitter email from a former candidate highlights what happens when politics becomes about winning and losing instead of doing "good work."
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 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Universal Acceptance
Theme parks like Universal Studios Hollywood are improving the experience of families who have children on the autism spectrum.
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 (14 Articles, 19003 views)
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 Tuesday, August 16, 2022 "All Students Matter"?
The new Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent pulls out all the stops in his first Opening of Schools Address. Somehow he forgot about special education.
SHARE Monday, September 5, 2022 Losing Sight of the Horizon
We have become a society more concerned about what lies directly in front of us than the long-term effect of our actions on future generations.
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.
(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 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.
(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 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Lying To the Board of Education
NVMI's representatives get caught in a series of lies as the charter school tries to force the LAUSD to give in to its demands under California's PROP-39.
(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.
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.
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 Thursday, May 26, 2022 Was This Supposed To Be An Attack?
An attempted hit piece on Pilar Schiavo highlights one of the reasons I have endorsed her in the California State 40th Assembly District race.
(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.
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, 32301 views)
(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?
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, 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 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.
SHARE Monday, September 19, 2022 Eroding Trust
Why is the LAUSD's Division of SpEd saying that "placement continues to be an IEP decision" while choices like Aut Core are eliminated?
SHARE Saturday, November 18, 2023 LAUSD Candidate Fidencio Gallardo on Special Education
Would Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Candidate Fidencio Gallardo confront the status quo and fight for the vulnerable students who depend on the LAUSD to provide the Special Education services that they need?
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.
(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?
(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.
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.
(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 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 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 So You Want To Be The Mayor...
Twelve candidates want to lead the second-largest city in the United States. Why did only two answer questions from a potential voter?
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
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 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 Sunday, December 11, 2022 Selling His Soul For $16,800
Consideration of a consulting agreement with former LAUSD School Board Member David Tokofsky appeared on the agenda for a meeting of the North Valley Military Institute's Board of Trustees.
(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 Saturday, November 5, 2022 Maria Brenes And The City Council Scandal
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board candidate was at the heart of a plan by those caught in the leaked audio to illegally deprive people of representation.
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 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.
SHARE Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Improving Special Education Within the LAUSD
A proposed resolution is being circulated to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board that would refocus the district's SpEd policies to make them student-centered.
(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.
(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.
SHARE Tuesday, September 20, 2022 The LAUSD Superintendent Grabs More Power
The Los Angeles Unified District (LAUSD) bureaucracy that was unable to stop a cyber attack against the school district can now hand out no-bid contracts to fix the problem.
(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.
(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 Thursday, May 12, 2022 A Candidate Speaks
The voters finally get some insight into the views of Tracey Schroeder. Her competitor, LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin, remains silent.
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.
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?
(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.
SHARE Monday, November 7, 2022 Rejecting Corporate Candidates
A parent writes about her experience at a grassroots event for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) BD2 candidate Rocio Rivias and the hope that she found there.
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.
SHARE Monday, July 18, 2022 Campaigning With Your Tax Money
A radical anti-abortion group rated Suzette Martinez Valladares 100%. She still wants you to believe she is "Protecting Women's Healthcare."
(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.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 16, 2016 Apologizer in Chief
After seven years in office, President Obama should have learned that apologizing to your adversaries only emboldens them.
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 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?
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 Monday, February 27, 2023 Acknowledging Victories
Environmental activists in Cudahy, California force a charter school to abandon plans to build on a toxic site. Public school defenders keep Pio Pico Middle School open.
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.
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 Thursday, January 13, 2022 When Two Cults Collide
Maribel Campos was Granada Hills Charter Schools' biggest cheerleader until they enforced a vaccine mandate for teachers.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Shortchanging Summer
August heat waves and four-day weekends. What was the purpose of starting the LAUSD school year early?
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 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 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 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 Thursday, March 18, 2021 Remembering Ken Bramlett
The former Inspector General of the LAUSD is one of the 550,671 victims of COVID-19. His oversight of the district is sorely missed.
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 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 20 Questions for the LAUSD District 2 Candidates
Both candidates in next month's election were given an opportunity to present their views on a variety of subjects. Only Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) parent Rocio Rivas provided answers.
SHARE Wednesday, May 18, 2022 These Two Candidates Want Your Vote
Twenty questions were sent to the five candidates running in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board District 2. Only Rocio Rivas and Erica Vilardi-Espinosa replied.
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?
(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 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 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 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 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, 32301 views)
SHARE Monday, January 4, 2021 Every. Vote. Counts.
A total of 338,943 votes were cast in the CA-25 congressional election. Christy Smith lost her bid to unseat Mike Garcia by 333 votes.
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.
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 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.
(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 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?
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 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 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 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.
SHARE Sunday, November 26, 2023 LAUSD Candidate Richard Ramos on Special Education
Would Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Candidate Richard Ramos confront the status quo and fight for the vulnerable students who depend on the District to provide the Special Education services that they need?
SHARE Tuesday, November 28, 2023 A Night At the Opera
Adam Lambert joins the two remaining members of Queen at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles for a triumphant review of the band's history.