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Carl Petersen is a parent, an advocate for students with special education needs, an elected member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council, a member of the LAUSD's CAC, and was a Green Party candidate in LAUSD's District 2 School Board race. During the campaign, the Network for Public Education (NPE) Action endorsed him, and Dr. Diane Ravitch called him a "strong supporter of public schools." For links to his blogs, please visit www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com. Opinions are his own.

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

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

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


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From flickr.com: The Klan Backs Trump, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Make it a Headline When Trump Actually Tells the Truth When a president tells over 2,000 lies in one year we should assume that whatever comes out of his mouth is a lie.
Alison Hartson, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2018
California Senate Candidate Alison Hartson on Education While the incumbent has been watching education for 40 years, her challenger has classroom experience ensuring that students graduate.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 12, 2018
Three Headlines That Got Buried Last Week If the presidency were not defined by chaos, these stories would have been front page news. Under Trump, you probably missed them.
From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 7, 2017
Bright Shiny Objects: Trump's Real Art is Diverting Attention The problem with our press is not that it is fake. The real concern should be the fact that it is gullible.
Please respect, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 1, 2018
If Money Continues to Talk, We're Screwed We the people need to stand up to the legalized bribery that corrupts our democracy from our school boards all the way to the White House.
A Tale of Two Presidents, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2018
Finding Hope in Florida Has the NRA met its match as teenagers fight back against "thoughts and prayers" instead of action against gun violence?
Los Angeles, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 12, 2021
School Board Governs From The Right In A Deep Blue County Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans in Los Angeles, but the LAUSD School Board is dominated by those promoting right-wing ideals.
From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 20, 2022
List Of School Board Candidates Finalized The Los Angeles City Clerk has confirmed that ten candidates have collected enough signatures to appear on the June 7 ballot.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
Image from Twitter User spsot, From TwitterPhotos
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 27, 2017
The Conman-In-Chief and His Unshakable Fans Trump's cult-like following is undeterred as he stumbles through the early stages of his presidency, leaving chaos in his wake.
Charter school students line up to enter the Ann Street School separate from their public school counterparts., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 5, 2017
Separate and Unequal: The NAACP Report on Public Education The NAACP backs up its call for a moratorium on charter schools with something often missing in today's political environment - facts.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 13, 2017
Indivisible? Are we witnessing the failure of the American experiment or a continuation of the status quo?
Kelly Gonez, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 7, 2021
School Board President Misleads A Government Body In an appearance before the Reseda Neighborhood Council, Kelly Gonez deflects blame for refusing to allow Parent Engagement Committee meetings.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2017
An Administration Built on Black is white While 1984 was written as a cautionary tale, Trump's GOP seems to view it as a training manual. The elimination of Net Neutrality provides one example.
From Uploaded
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 20, 2019
The High Cost of the Trump Presidency America was already bitterly divided when Trump became the 45th occupant of the Oval Office. Then he threw kerosene on the fire.
Pinocchio, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 1, 2017
Moving Past 100 Days: The Lies Continue Engaging in the lost art of fact checking for Trump's weekly address.
From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 8, 2017
The Dark Knight - A Congressman Votes Against the Interests of His Constituents The House tax bill eliminates the ability of taxpayers to deduct losses from fires and earthquakes, but Steve Knight still voted for it.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 28, 2017
The First 100 Days: Trump Builds His Wall Truth has been the victim as political discourse has shifted from competing ideologies to alternate versions of reality.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 25, 2017
False Flag: Mistaking A Symbol for the Ideals It Represents As Trump attacks NFL players for exercising their First Amendment rights, we should remind ourselves about what the flag symbolizes.
Cenk Uygur debates Ben Shapiro at Politicon, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Team Red vs. Team Blue - The Further Fragmentation of America Having separated ourselves by ideology in where we live, shop and obtain news, we cheer our teams on like we are at a sporting event.
Los Angeles school board president charged with conspiracy for  political money laundering LAUSD Board President Refugio .Ref. Rodriguez and his cousin have been criminally charged after allegedly using Rodriguez's personal money to reimburse ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Jesse Williams' Speech (BET Awards 2016), From ImagesAttr
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Gayle McLaughlin and Bernie Sanders, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!, From FlickrPhotos
(43 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 30, 2018
Sex, Lies, and Hypocrisy: Kavanaugh's Glass House Should we hold the indignant SCOTUS nominee to the same standards that he applied to Bill Clinton as part of Kenneth Star's team?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 27, 2019
Using Students with Severe Special-Education Needs as Lab Rats in an Education "Reform" Experiment Was a school district's plan to limit accessibility to Special Education Centers in the best interests of the students who needed those services?
Trump-Pence Clown Car 2016, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 29, 2019
The GOP Must Really Hate Mike Pence Contrary to the Republican talking point, impeachment will not put Hillary Clinton in the White House.
Protest through the streets of Los Angeles, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 8, 2018
WANTED: A Resister-In-Chief Traditionally, former presidents are supposed to stay out of the way of their successors. That was in a world before Trump.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 26, 2015
Who Harvested the Conservative Brain? Carly Fiorina moves ahead in the polls by proving that she knows how to cling to a lie.
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Children Are Left Behind in LAUSD School Board Race As the California Charter School Association and their allies spend millions on negative ads, education issues are swept aside.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 21, 2018
Was the Public Deceived in School District's Superintendent Search? Los Angeles Unified School District Board member Scott Schmerelson provides information about how someone with no experience in education was picked to lead the country's second largest school district.
World Trade Center 9-11 Tribute of Light 2012, From ImagesAttr
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 18, 2015
The Buck Stops Where? Trump exposes the Bush family's rewriting of 9/11 history and the refusal to accept responsibility.
Former LAUSD Board Member Jackie Goldberg Los Angeles County's largest Democratic club presents evidence of wrongdoing to District Attorney's Public Integrity Division: ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 13, 2018
Complaint Alleges Board of Country's Second Largest School District Violated Open Meeting Laws Los Angeles County's largest Democratic club presents evidence of wrongdoing to District Attorney's Public Integrity Division.
LAUSD School Board, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 24, 2018
How Have Charter Schools Affected Students with Special Education Needs What has been the effect on students like Chanda Smith as the charter industry tightens its grip on the Los Angeles Unified School District?
Out Foxed, From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 23, 2015
Outfoxed Trump gives Fox "News" a chance to look in the mirror, and they do not seem to like what they see.
Elmwood Classroom with whiteboard material covering old blackboards, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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?
Education Calculator on Notebook, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2016
Charter Schools: Looting Public Schools and Milking Taxpayers Insulated from public or government scrutiny, a charter school's administration is allowed to set their own pay.
From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2020
Judging A Candidate By The Company She Keeps While Marilyn Koziatek runs as an "LAUSD parent," her endorsements come from people and organizations looking to dismantle public education.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2019
Now In the Minority, A School Board Member Changes His Tune In the majority, charter school supporters had little respect for the minority. With the roles switched, Nick Melvoin demands collaboration.
John Lee, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 25, 2019
Does This City Council Candidate Stand for Anything Besides His Desire to be Elected? John Lee seeks to replace his former bosses in city government with a campaign punctuated by pandering and strange accusations.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Character Assassination in the First Degree The LAUSD skips past "guilty until proven innocent" and uses "guilty before we have even finished our investigation".
Jackie Goldberg confronts the felon she seeks to succeed, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 12, 2018
A Plan that Restores Democracy to the Second Largest School District A plan by Current Board Member Scott Schmerelson would seat former Board Member Jackie Goldberg until a special election can be held. This would finally provide the stakeholders legitimate representation.
From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 23, 2020
COVID By Numbers Over 175,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Trump supporters are still minimizing the threat. What do the numbers say?
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Truthiness and Trump's Presidential Campaign Fact checkers take Hillary Clinton to task in the last debate of the year. Trump counters by adding to his own list of lies.
March For Our Lives, NYC, From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Guns Don't Kill People: Bullets Do If the Second Amendment will not allow for common-sense gun control, let's turn guns into paperweights.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2018
Los Angeles Charter Schools Allowed to Write Their Own Rules The charter industry is given exclusive representation in a working group that will write District Required Language that charters must follow in the country's second largest school district.
LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 27, 2021
Is School Board President Facing Problems Getting Reelected? Early in the 2022 race, Kelly Gonez has spent a lot of money on campaign consultants. Is she trying to shore up support or bury the competition? .
Spruce Run (Revisited) (2), From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 12, 2019
Biden and Trump: Two Sides of the Same Corrupt Coin Trump ignores the real corruption in the Hunter Biden case. Could this be because his own family is personally benefiting from the office he holds?
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 26, 2019
Can An Ethically Challenged School Board Member Pass Judgement On Others? Nick Melvoin has put the interests of the charter school industry over the LAUSD students he is supposed to represent. Should this disqualify him from reviewing district employees?
Protesters state their opposition to Melvoin's plan., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 26, 2019
A School Board Member's Latest Attack on Special Education Nick Melvoin's plans for an exclusive new middle school include displacing children with special education needs from Fairfax High School.
From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Delaine Eastin, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2018
The Charter Industry Proves Again That They Are Not Public Schools The California Charter School Association opposes SB-1362, a bill that would bring accountability for the public funds these schools receive.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 14, 2020
LAUSD District 7 Endorsement - Parent Patricia Castellanos Patricia Castellanos' experience will bring a unique voice to a board that currently lacks a parent whose child attends any of the district's schools.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
When will we start to put kids first Public comment in response to the following: 2. Board of Education Report No. 414 -- 17/18 ADOPTED BY CONSENT VOTE Charter Schools Division (Renewal ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 3, 2018
Austin Beutner Hired As LAUSD's New Superintendent Without Public Input Austin Beutner has called his appointment "unconventional." This is not only an understatement but the method of his selection and appointment may have been illegal.
The triplets on our trip to New York City, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 14, 2017
It Is Not Enough to Claim Inclusion Mainstreaming of students with special education needs requires training, effort and a focus on student need.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Country's Largest Charter School Announces Expansion - But Who Gave Them Permission? Without applying for a material revision or getting approval from their Governing Board, Granada Hills Charter High School says that they will start adding transitional kindergarten through 8th-grade classes.
So this is Christmas, Black Friday begins on Thanksgiving., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 27, 2015
A Real War on Christmas I agree that there is a War on Christmas, I just think that FOX news is looking in the wrong place.
Medicare for All Rally, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Democratic Middle Already Lost to Trump Once. Do We Really Want This to Happen Again? The moderate presidential candidates use Republican talking points in an attempt to kill a progressive policy popular with the majority of Americans.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 27, 2018
Prop 13 and California's Education Failures California State Superintendent of Education candidate Marshall Tuck receives support from the same people who limit education funding.
Dr. George McKenna 3rd, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 9, 2017
Broken Promises: Another Failing Charter Gets A Pass Under the control of the Green Dot charter organization, Alain LeRoy Locke High still gets failing grades, but is renewed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
Antonio Villaraigosa and Melvoin, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 25, 2019
A School Board Member Proceeds With His Plan to Give Away School Facilities The "School Performance Framework" was supposed to give parents more data. Instead, it manipulates information so charter schools can more easily take classrooms from LAUSD students.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Excluding Special Education Confronted by evidence that the charter-school industry is not fully serving children with special-education needs, will the LAUSD act?
Big Brother inc., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The Blackwhite World of Los Angeles Charter Schools An LA School Report article highlights the semantic somersaults used to distract attention away from documented wrongdoing.
SOLD!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Sold to the Highest Bidder - The Charters Assume Control of the Second Largest School District With a School Board dominated by charter supporters, the needs of the Los Angeles Unified School District's students are unrepresented.
Jess Phoenix, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2018
CA-25 House Candidates on Education Issues Jess Phoenix and Katie Hill answer questions about federal education policy as they seek to replace Republican incumbent Steve Knight.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 1, 2020
Disregarding the Needs of the LAUSD's Most Vulnerable Students The head of Special Education in Los Angeles declares that ALL children are general education students. This leaves out those with severe intellectual disabilities.
The community protest against Bradford's charter oversight in Oakland (OPEN), From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 24, 2020
LAUSD School Board Candidate Silke Bradford: An 'F' on Charter School Oversight The former Director of the Charter School Office for LA County refuses to provide insight into the renewal of the North Valley Military Institute.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
The Bread Line Sculpture by George Segal, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 25, 2019
Beating Trump to the Payroll Tax Punch As recession fears threaten Trump's reelection, he signals another tax cut. Democrats should go first and bring fair relief to the working class.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Caprice Young, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2020
The Attempted Assassination Of A Public School District After losing re-election, former board member Caprice Young, supported by the charter school industry, went on to profit from the failures she herself set in motion.
From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Their Children Attend the Second-Largest School District. They Have No Representation. With the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) facing a period of impending chaos, including a possible teacher strike, every stakeholder deserves a voice.
From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Without Discussion...The LAUSD Board Chooses a President Ref Rodriguez is facing felony charges and was forced to step down from his role as LAUSD School Board President. As the Board prepared to vote on his ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 29, 2017
Without Discussion a School Board Chooses a President The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board made Ref Rodriguez their president without properly vetting him. He is now facing felony charges. Would they make the same mistake again?
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2020
LAUSD School Board Candidates Weigh In On Charter Schools' Use Of PPP Charter Schools plundered the Payroll Protection Program leaving workers struggling as the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 deepens.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
Hearing before the Hearing Board of the South Coast AQMD, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 10, 2016
Do the Right Thing? In making excuses for their uncontrollable gas leak, Sempra Energy shows why government regulation is necessary.
Cyndi Otteson, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 11, 2020
City Council Candidate Seeks A Working Relationship with School District As voters in Los Angeles' CD-14 prepare to go to the polls, candidate Cyndi Otteson explains how the city should work in collaboration with the LAUSD.
Patricia Castellanos, From MyPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 15, 2020
LAUSD Candidate Profile: Patricia Castellanos This is the second in a series of articles profiling the candidates who are seeking to replace Dr. Vladovic in LAUSD's Board District 7.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
Charter school ad on LA bus, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Charter School Association Purposefully Puts Students In Danger For almost a century, the Field Act has successfully protected public school students from earthquake damage. Charter schools are exempt.
Walking the picket line at Kennedy High School, a school that is heavily impacted by the fact that a nearby charter school serves less than the state average of children with special education needs., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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...
Frog, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Eli and Edith Broad, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Loraine Lundquist, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Delaine Eastin, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Looking at the California Governor's Race From an Education Perspective Voters in California will go to the polls on June 5, 2018, with a plethora of choices. Which candidates for governor will best support public education?
West Point Tours #254, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Has Biden Thrown His Candidacy Under the Bus? Obama's VP can't get out from under a 40-year-old issue without current relevance. Trump still manages to prove he is even more incompetent.
Tanya Ortiz Franklin from her Twitter profile, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 11, 2020
School Board Candidate Doesn't Want You To Pay Attention Los Angeles School Board (LAUSD) candidate Tanya Ortiz Franklin says that given the current protests, we should not ask questions about the charter schools that support her campaign.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 14, 2019
Charter School Industry's Data Plan Goes Bust The School Performance Framework (SPF) written by those who would like to privatize public education has been revoked by the LAUSD board with a 6-1 vote.
education, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2016
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Opt-Out) Granada Hills Charter High School takes steps to comply with the law, but still refuses to respect the rights of parents to opt-out.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 6, 2019
A School District Tried to Secure a Source of Funding and All It Got Was a Bill for $12.5 Million Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner presented a parcel tax resolution without getting input from the public. The voters rejected his proposal.
Dr. Vladovic reassumes the LAUSD Presidency, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 6, 2019
The Country's Second Largest School District Enters a New Era The charter industry loses its grip on the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) School Board's Presidency. Is the oversight of Superintendent Austin Beutner next?
From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Little red school house, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 29, 2019
More Eyes Needed To Keep Watch On The Charter School Industry The LAUSD is allowed to appoint a representative to each charter school governing board. The board needs to step up and make this happen.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 3, 2019
First They Came For The Immigrants. Then They Dropped The Pretense. If Trump's actions against immigrants are about the rule of law and not bigotry, then why are citizens being deprived of their constitutional rights?
Tanya Franklin currently works for the Partnership for LA Schools, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 16, 2020
LAUSD Candidate Profile: Tanya Franklin This is the third 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.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 1, 2019
Did Austin Beutner Sabotage Measure EE? Opponents are spending over $1 million to defeat a parcel tax that will fund local education. Is the LAUSD Superintendent helping them?
Education Key, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Does #MeToo Apply to Students in Charter Schools? Students at North Valley Military Institute claimed they were victims of "abhorrent child sex abuse". Was anyone listening?
Picture that appears on Koziatek's website, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 18, 2020
Ties to Anti-Gay and Anti-Abortion Groups Stain Record of School Board Candidate Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School board candidate Marilyn Koziatek's ties to groups promoting discrimination against LGBTQ people and families and to those defrauding and coercing pregnant women raises concerns about her fitness for office.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 26, 2020
LAUSD Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Badger This is the last of two articles profiling the candidates running to represent the residents of Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Board District 3.
Somewhere In The Swamps of Jersey, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 8, 2019
When Facts Get In The Way, Change Them The information age should have held truth to power. Instead, politicians from a school board member to the president just create new realities.
Ankur Patel, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 26, 2018
A Candidate Who Will Defend Public Education in the California State Assembly On April 3, voters in California Assembly District 45 will go to the polls in a special election to replace a charter industry favorite.
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Silly Parents, We'll Tell You What to Look For If the Los Angeles Unified School District wants to create a way for parents to evaluate schools, shouldn't they ask parents to create the report card?
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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.
Lydia Gutierrez is currently a 2nd-grade teacher in Long Beach Unified School District and serves as the California Teachers Association co-chair of the State Legislative Committee for Adult, Alternative, and Career Technical Education., From InText
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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.
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Don't Believe the Sacramento Charter School Compromise is a Bad Deal? A charter-school proponent does not even wait for the final vote on a charter-reform bill to declare victory for these publicly funded private schools.
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The Country's Largest Charter School Expands into a Construction Zone Was the Los Angeles Unified School District Board aware that Granada Hills Charter High School would raze its satellite campus just prior to its first year of expansion?
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The Trump Years: Politically Driven Willful Ignorance The Internet was supposed to equalize the spread of information. Instead, it ushered in the Disinformation Age.
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Hurricane Trump It is bad enough that Trump is a pathological liar. Even worse is the fact that he is really bad at it.
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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.
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Tone Deaf: A Charter School Misses the Point in Promoting Itself A success story does not negate criticisms that the charter school improperly forces students into its independent learning program.
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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.
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Watered Down Charter School Reform Bill Falls Short A compromise brokered by California Governor Newsom will allow unelected county officials to continue overturning decisions by local school boards.
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Blatant Lies and the People Who Believe Them Trump's cancer of alternative facts metastasizes in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Who Elected the California Charter School Association? Newly released documents confirm what has long been speculated: the charter school industry is running the office of Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Nick Melvoin.
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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?
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Charters: Public Schools or Private Businesses? The charter industry claims to operate public schools but opposes attempts to make them accountable to those who fund their operations.
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Bernie Sanders Takes a Sledgehammer to Student Debt While his plan would eliminate all student debt, is this really the fairest way to address a $1.6 trillion problem?
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Who is Choosing Who? A Charter School Places Barriers to Entry The largest charter school in the country not only requires incoming students to attend a summer program, but they also make it as inconvenient as possible for incoming students and their families.
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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.
Newly elected LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez, From Uploaded
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New School Board President Nixes Parent Engagement And Special Education Committees Parents of public school students are pushed aside as a majority supported by the charter school industry takes control of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board.
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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.
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Let The Next Round Of Anti-Semitic Ads Begin All four pro-public education candidates came in first in their Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board elections, but two will face run-offs in November.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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LAUSD School Board Member To Seek Reelection Months after the filing window opened, Nick Melvoin files to keep Los Angeles Board District 4's seat in the hands of the charter school industry.
LAUSD Public Comment GHCHS Enrollment Practices ChangeTheLAUSD.com., From YouTubeVideos
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A School District Turns A Blind Eye as Charters Cherry-Pick Their Students Los Angeles Unified School District's Charter School Division's Director provides false information to school board during questioning as he claims proper oversight is provided.
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LAUSD Schools Face Bankruptcy While Charters Cheat on Admissions The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Charter School Division ignores the law that requires all students to have equal access to schools receiving public funding.
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Trump the Alpha Male? The cancellation of the rally in Chicago pulls back the curtain to expose the Wizard of Ego.
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Domestic Terror and Trump's Failure of Leadership The threat from right-wing extremists like the MAGA Bomber grows while our President looks the other way.
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Neighborhood Council Reiterates Support For School Board Resolution The "Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public" proposal would move start times of LAUSD Board meetings so that more parents could attend.
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LAUSD Candidate Elizabeth Badger Responds The Los Angeles Unified School District Board District 3 candidate has demanded a retraction to the candidate profile that was written about her.
The face of Melvoin's injustice: A CTC West student and his worried mother, From InText
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Special Education Program at Fairfax High School Is Safe For Now Nick Melvoin's plan to displace a school for students with special needs is temporarily delayed. Will the other LAUSD board members fight to save it?
Education is All, From FlickrPhotos
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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?
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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.
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What Message Does Ref Rodriguez Send to the Children of Los Angeles? Los Angeles Unified Unified School District Board member was already charged with money laundering and perjury. Now video of his arrest for public drunkenness has been released.
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LAUSD Candidate Profile: Scott Schmerelson This is the first of two articles profiling the candidates running to represent the residents of LAUSD's Board District 3.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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BREAKING NEWS: Another Candidate Withdraws From School Board Race Five days after submitting the required signatures and filing fee, Raquel Zamora removes her name from the ballot.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
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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.
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The Bipartisan Attack on Public Education If you are depending on the Democrats to stop the Trump/DeVos plans for privatization, you should probably take a closer look.
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CA-30 House Candidate Jon Pelzer on Education If this candidate is able to take the second spot in the primary election on June 5, he would set up a debate between progressives and establishment.
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New Lawsuit Against LAUSD Jeopardizes The Health Of Families If successful, the suit would reduce social distancing and prohibit the district from requiring COVID-19 testing as campuses are reopened.
El Camino's Governing Board meets during the scandal, From Uploaded
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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.
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Another Neighborhood Council Puts John Lee on the Agenda On August 11, the Northridge West Neighborhood Council will consider a resolution regarding a Los Angeles councilmember's role in the corruption scandal.
The light at the end of the tunnel, From FlickrPhotos
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What Is The Plan Going Forward? COVID-19 has brought chaos to our students, especially those with special education needs. How will we help them recover?
LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson helping out at a Grab and Go Meals site., From Uploaded
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The LAUSD Steps Up During Crisis While Charter Schools Leave Communities Behind The COVID-19 crisis shines a spotlight on how public schools serve their communities while some charter schools leave them behind.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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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.
Dr. Silke Bradford is currently the Director of Charter Schools for Compton USD., From InText
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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.
The March For Science passes the LAUSD headquarters on Beaudry Street, From Uploaded
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Selling Beaudry: A Step In The Right Direction Or More Of The Same? The Los Angles Unified School District (LAUSD) headquarters building is a symbol of the vast bureaucracy that leaves stakeholders feeling detached. A sale will compound the problem.
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The LAUSD Superintendent's Web of Deceit The newly revealed lobbying contract with Sebastian Ridley-Thomas isn't Austin Beutner's first dance with scandal-plagued former state assemblyman.
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This School District's Stakeholders Are Not Reading From An Open Book The surprising departure of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Michelle King is the latest example of a School Board that governs in secret.
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Means, Motive, and Opportunity: Forcing a School Board to Act The evidence once again shows that a charter has still not complied with rules regarding enrollment. It is time for the public to take matters into their own hands and force the School Board to act.
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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"?
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The Standoff Continues: GHCHS Doubles Down on Non-Compliance The country's largest charter high school continues to ask for documentation during the enrollment process that is not allowed by its own charter.
Armed Guard at Accelerated Charter School's Board Meeting, From InText
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Parent Engagement Charter School Style One school demands payment to access records while another stations armed guards at a board meeting. Both continue to receive public funds.
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The Winners and Losers of the LAUSD Strike In a School District currently defined by the fight between public education and privatization, both sides put everything on the line. Was it worth it?
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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?
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Parents Left In The Dark About Charter Schools How are parents supposed to make educated decisions about their children's education if they do not have all of the facts?
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Ignoring a Problem Does Not Make It Go Away The LAUSD stonewalls a response to questions about the forced departure of David Binkle.
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Education Should be Based on our Children's Needs The education our kids receive should be based on the child's needs, not the cheapest route for the District.
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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.
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State of Denial: How Do Charter Schools Meet the Needs of Students with Special Education Needs The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board is presented with a report detailing the discrepancies in enrollment of children with special education needs between charter and public schools.
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A City Council Candidate's Assault on Truth, Justice and the American Way As election date approaches, John Lee, Mitch Englander's former Chief of Staff, gets more desperate as he tries to take his former boss' job.
Antonio Villaraigosa and Melvoin, From InText
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A School-Board Member Betrays the Public Trust It appears that there was a mole in the boardroom as the Los Angeles Unified School District defended itself against a lawsuit from the charter-school industry.
The LAUSD budgeted $15,920,300 to renovate facilities for charter schools in 2019, From Uploaded
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Once Again Public School Students Are Left Holding The Bag One charter school cancels its plans to open while another has its records seized by the feds. Both schools have drained badly needed funds from LAUSD students.
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Texas' Deregulated Nirvana Drowns In A Frozen Bathtub The Republican-controlled state of Texas has long pursued a policy of deregulation. For those who could not escape to Cancun, the results were deadly.
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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?
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Getro Elize Answers Education Questions In CA-25 He provides more insight into how he would approach problems than actually taking a stand on issues, but at least he sent in answers.
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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?
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An Ordinary Mom (With a Degree in Astrophysics) Takes On the Status-Quo In a week highlighted by Straight Pride and Joe Biden's flip flops, Loraine Lundquist's first-place showing in an LA City Council race was a bright spot.
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Improving Democracy: Ranked Choice Voting Why hasn't a system that amplifies the voice of the voters, expands the universe of ideas and saves taxpayers money been more widely adopted?
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 23, 2019
LAUSD's Measure EE Highlights the Need For Charter School Oversight The parcel tax will help provide the funds to give Los Angeles students the schools they deserve. But Charter schools will also get a cut.
LAUSD Board District 5's Empty Seat, From Uploaded
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The Voters Have Spoken (Again). Is the LAUSD Listening? With an overwhelming victory in the general election, Jackie Goldberg has earned the right to be seated immediately on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
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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.
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Two CA-30 Congressional Candidates Answer Questions About Federal Education Policy The top finishers from the last two elections did not respond, but CJ Bernina and Brian Carroll did provide information for the voters.
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Stacking the Deck? Does Granada Hills Charter High School's Academic Decathlon winning streak have anything to do with their questionable enrollment policies?
The Debt version of Trump Supporters'
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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.
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The American Education System Strains Under The Weight Of An Expanded Mission Trump's push to force children back into classrooms during a pandemic is the latest example of how schools have become the social safety net.
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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.
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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.
Kamala Harris, From FlickrPhotos
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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? .
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Is This What Democracy Looks Like in the Country's Second Largest School District? Following the example of the charter schools that put them in power, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board excludes stakeholders from the decision-making process.
The post-election anti-Trump LAUSD protest reaches Mariachi Plaza, From Uploaded
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Are We Tired Of Winning Yet? As if over 100,000 dead from a pandemic were not enough, now our cities are on fire. The system has failed. Can it be rebooted?
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LAUSD District 3 Election: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted Five years ago Scott Schmerelson unexpectedly toppled a charter school industry-backed incumbent. In 2020, these forces hope to seek revenge.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
LAUSD vs  Celerity On October 18,2016, the LAUSD School Board rejected the renewals of two Celerity charter schools. This is the three-minute highlight reel from the hearing., From YouTubeVideos
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Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil: The Failures of Charter Accountability The country's second largest school district continues to be deaf, mute and blind to the flagrant failures of the charter industry it is supposed to oversee.
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The Challengers In The CA-29 Congressional Race Answer Questions About Federal Education Policy The incumbent ignored the request, but challengers Angelica Duenas, Michael R. Guzik, and Brian Perras did provide information for the voters.
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Corruption Adjacent or Fully Immersed? The indictment of Mark Ridley-Thomas is just the latest scandal to plague the LA City Council and supporters of the charter-school industry. .
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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.
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Trump-Style Politics Infects a Local Race An Los Angeles City Council race shows how the president's themes of anti-intellectualism, immigrant bashing and a lack of empathy have taken root locally.
Magnolia charter students bussed into School Board meeting., From ImagesAttr
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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?
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A Charter School Violates Its Student's Privacy to Shame Parents Into Volunteering Alliance Charters makes an end-run against the rules prohibiting them from requiring volunteer hours and possibly breaks another law in the process.
Depression Bread Line by George Segal, From FlickrPhotos
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This Charter School Did Not Protect its Payroll After taking $4.606 million from a program meant to save jobs, Palisades Charter High School votes to lay off some of its employees.
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It Didn't Stay In Vegas: Is Councilman John Lee "City Staffer B"? Voters in Los Angeles' CD12 could be headed to the polls for the fourth time in a year as a City Councilman is implicated in a corruption scandal.
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COVID-19 Kicks Trump's Presidency Between The Legs Like the aliens in War of the Worlds, will the most unprepared president in American history be taken down by a virus?
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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)
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Second Largest School District Increases Salary Offer, Teachers Hold Out for Students The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has nearly met the union's salary demands but still wants to keep the option of balancing budgets with larger class sizes.
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The Death of Community? Is there any hope for the future of the country when we have lost the ability to empathize with our neighbors?
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LAUSD Board Moves to Cut Public Speaking Time Ignoring the proposed "Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public" resolution, LAUSD School Board Member Nick Melvoin seeks less public input on education issues.
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Hydroxychloroquine Is The New Covfefe Children blame others "to avoid disapproval and negative consequences." At 74 years old, Donald Trump just refuses to admit that anything is wrong.
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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?
Marilyn Koziatek refusing to answer questions about her support from the California Charter School Association after they ran anti-Semitic ads., From Uploaded
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School Board Candidate Silent as Charter Schools Double Dip at the Public Trough Marilyn Koziatek will not answer questions about Granada Hills Charter taking over $8 million from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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Where Do the LAUSD Board Members Stand? Elected to represent the students in the district's public schools, LAUSD's board members have been mostly silent as the strike date nears.
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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?
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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.
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Another Charter School Disregards Student Safety Girls Athletic Leadership charter school (GALS) will squeeze their new campus onto a 1.2-acre site in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
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Did a Charter School Endanger "the Health and Safety of Students, Staff and Other Individuals"? Why were parents kept in the dark when a school district cited this charter for projects on their campus that did not meet construction codes?
Mike Garcia tries to look important next to a wall, campaign forgets to crop out the sound guy., From Uploaded
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CA-25 Candidate Mike Garcia: What Is The Plan? The Trump-supporting candidate wants voters to know that he is a fighter pilot but does not explain how that has prepared him for office.
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Would You Trust LAUSD Candidate Marilyn Koziatek To Hold On To Your Wallet? The public pays for Marilyn Koziatek's $87,000-a-year salary, a $400-per-night hotel room and a lobbying trip falsely disguised as professional development.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
Protesting a Co-Location, From InText
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Even In A Time Of Crisis, Charter Schools Push On With Their Invasion With our school children facing unprecedented upheaval, the California Charter School Association refuses to put politics aside.
The new Ballot Marking Device, From InText
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The Campaign Finance Problem is About to Get Worse Los Angeles County will make drastic changes to the way people vote in 2020. One of them will greatly benefit candidates who are flush with cash.
Parent Rocio Rivas address the Board, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2019
LAUSD School Board Member Scott Schmerelson Steps Up It appears that the "Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public" resolution has found the sponsor that it needed to move on toward Board approval.
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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.
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A Very Different Definition of Choice Did the largest conversion of a public school to a charter school actually reduce the options available to parents and students?
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LAUSD Board Delays Vote on Cutting Public Speaking Time Los Angeles Unified School District Board member Nick Melvoin's plan to change the Board rules was pulled from the agenda at the last minute. It will now be heard at a Board meeting in June.
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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.
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A Charter School Regulator Plays the Blame Game The L.A. County Office of Education did not have a copy of North Valley Military Institute's annual audit. Their charter was still approved.
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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?
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Marvin Rodriguez: Prioritizing Community Participation In The LAUSD If elected, this LAUSD candidate would want to engage the communities he serves at every level, from the classroom to the board room.
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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?
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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.
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What About the Los Angeles Times' Conflict of Interest? The Los Angeles Times is finally covering the Ref Rodriguez campaign - two and a half years after the voters went to the polls.
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Fishing For The Sucker Born Every Minute Trump lost his attempt at reelection almost a year ago but that has not stopped his appeals for more cash from his followers.
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School Board Member Strikes Out in Attempt to Change Board Rules For the third time, Nick Melvoin is unable to get his fellow Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board members to vote on a project that he has been working on for over two years.
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List Of Potential School Board Candidates Set 17 people have signed up with the Los Angeles City Clerk to collect signatures. Those who complete the task will appear on the June 7 ballot.
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As Strike Looms, Special Education Practices in Los Angeles Come Into Focus With Los Angles Unified School District leaders openly hostile towards the needs of students in special-education classes, can the union extract essential changes?
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Will Neighborhood Council ask John Lee if He is "City Staffer B"? Northridge East is expected to consider a resolution asking LA City Councilman if he is the city employee referenced in the federal indictment of his former boss.
Jackie Goldberg faces the felon she seeks to succeed, From InText
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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.
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CA-25 Candidate Christy Smith On Federal-Education Issues Trump and his charter school-industry supporters are attacking this former school-board member. What are her real positions on the issues?
Nick Melvoin at Playa VIsta Elementary on 12/5/18 Nick Melvoin spoke with parents. This is only part of his 1 hour visit. In this section, he says that teachers will only strike for about 2 days to get it out of their ..., From YouTubeVideos
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Teacher? Babysitter? Social Director? Therapist? For years, those claiming that they want to reform education have savagely attacked the teaching profession. The pandemic proved them wrong.
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Jackie Goldberg Hits the LAUSD Board Running Ten months after their representative pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned, the residents of Board District 5 are finally represented again.
Partners in Privatizing Education: Duncan, Koziatek, and DeVos, From InText
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From The Person Who Brought You Common Core... Ignoring his failed record as Obama's Secretary of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board candidate Marilyn Koziatek accepts Arne Duncan's endorsement.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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Los Angeles County Helped To Create This Mess After reversing the LAUSD's decision not to renew these charter schools, LACOE needs to help collect the past-due debt they incurred.
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Education for Sale: LAUSD Throws the Fight in Its Competition with Charters If the charter law was passed to improve education through competition, why isn't the Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD) School Board playing to win?
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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.
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Gluttonous Charter School Continues Taking Space They Do Not Need Citizens of the World charter schools overestimated their enrollment, depriving public-school students of rooms to house essential programs. .
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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.
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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. .
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Achieving Unity To fulfill his promise of unification, Biden must bypass the partisan members of Congress and concentrate his efforts on the American people.
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Embattled City Councilman Is A No-Show John Lee denies his constituents the opportunity to understand his connections to the developing Los Angeles City Hall corruption scandal.
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A House Strategy for Retaking the White House The Blue Wave has crested and left Democrats with control of the House. Can they use this win to dislodge Trump from the White House in 2020?
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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.
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School District Tells Parents To Go Pound Sand Los Angeles Unified School Distreict (LAUSD) Board President Kelly Gonez reneges on plans to restart the Parent Engagement Committee after pressure from Melvoin, Garcia, and Franklin.
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Granada Hills Charter High School and the Case for a Moratorium Unable to provide proper oversight over the charters already operating under its authority, the Los Angeles Unified School District considers hitting the pause button.
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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?
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#?@$ Chi Minh Provides an Example of Censorship in Schools The fine line between protecting students and interfering with intellectual curiosity.
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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.
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The LAUSD Is Feeding Adults In Need - Who Should Pay The Cost? LAUSD school board candidate admonishes incumbent Scott Schmerelson for asking the city for needed funding while her own charter school turns away those in need.
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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.
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Kids First? The LAUSD School Board loosens the rule on fingerprinting school volunteers. Have they just set up the next child-abuse disaster?
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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.
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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.
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Did School Board Candidate Accept An Illegal Campaign Contribution? Complaint filed with the Los Angeles Ethics Commission alleges that reducing Marilyn Koziatek's job responsibilities without a salary reduction violates the law.
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Vote "No" on the Recall and Then Vote for Newsom's Potential Replacement Not filling out the second part of the ballot clears the way for Trump's Republican Party to take over if the recall effort is successful. .
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Unanswered Questions in the Race for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction If Marshall Tuck wants the public to vote for him, shouldn't he be willing to answer questions about his plans to privatize education?
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Abandoned Representation My city councilman is leaving for a cushy new job and all I will get is a lousy bill for a special election.
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"Speak UP" For White Parents With Financial Privilege Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nick Melvoin's charter school advocacy group releases a study proving they were wrong about reopening schools after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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
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Aiding and Abetting the Killing of an Open Government Californians are supposed to be governed by an open government. Los Angeles Unified School District's General Counsel David Holmquist ensures that this does not happen and manages to keep his job.
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An Athletic School Without a Gym How will the Girls Athletic Leadership (charter) School (GALS) serve student-athletes without having the necessary facilities?
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Marvin Rodriguez: Honest and Courageous Leadership This candidate for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board seeks to earn the vote of those who have lost trust in a system they perceive as corrupt.
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School Board Member Fights To Secure Funding With action by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) would receive reimbursement for meals provided to needy adults.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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A City Council Candidate Peddles Fear John Lee hands out the pitchforks in an attempt to turn the tide against the opponent who beat him in the primary. Will common sense prevail?
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School Board Member Resigns After Pleading Guilty to a Felony. Now what? After being victimized by an election tainted by fraud, the stakeholders of Los Angeles Unified School District's Board District 5 now have no representation at all.
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The Charter School Industry Buys Itself A Governor Supporters of privatizing education are already reaping the rewards of financing the campaign against the Republican recall of Gavin Newsom.
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L.A. Schools' Superintendent Attempts a Coup Austin Beutner gets caught actively keeping information from some of his bosses on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board. What is he hiding?
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Ethics Complaints Filed Against School Board Member Nick Melvoin is accused of diverting Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) resources meant to help students in an attempt to gain an advantage in his re-election campaign.
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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.
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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.
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Charter School Regulators Fail Again A charter's sudden and chaotic closure draws attention to the fact that these publicly funded private schools lack adequate oversight.
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Erica Vilardi-Espinosa: Financially Speaking, Campaign Donations Are All The Same This candidate for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board says that there is no difference between charter industry spending and funds provided by unions.
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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?
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Los Angeles Government Drowns In Ethical Crises From the sheriff to the mayor, L.A. has been rocked by scandals. What would the candidates running for the LAUSD school board do differently?
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This Used To Be The Party Of Lincoln There is a reason why the GOP wants to ban Critical Race Theory and other honest discussions about race in America.
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Is LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Helping His Friend Profit From COVID-19? A $50 million contract for COVID testing awarded to a three-month-old company with political and financial ties to the head of the district.
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Whack-A-Mole: The Los Angeles Approach to Charter School Oversight It is not enough to find violations and quietly make them go away. The charter industry must be held accountable for bad practices.
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Charter School Presses On With Invasions Bassett Street Elementary School thought they had repelled a co-location from Citizens of the World charter schools. Unfortunately, they haven't.
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Another Example of Failed Charter School Oversight The Los Angeles Unified School District's Jose Cole-Guitierrez's department finds issues at Citizens of the World but provides no consequences. Is it time for his head to roll? .
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$1 Billion Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Unified School District Mark Geragos files suit against the LAUSD. Will a culture of bullying end up destroying public education in Los Angeles?
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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?
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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.
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California Senate Race Exposes Rifts in Democratic Party As the Democrats concentrate on resisting Trump, deep divisions threaten their chances for winning the presidency in 2020.
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The Charter School Industry Puts Bigotry Front and Center Opponents of Jackie Goldberg couldn't dispute her qualifications for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board, so they attacked her ethnicity.
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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."
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A New Hope Perhaps that isn't a train coming at us from the opposite direction but an actual light at the end of the tunnel.
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School Board Member's Vote In Support Of Failed Charter School Repudiated Nick Melvoin was in the minority on the vote to deny Prepa Tec's renewal. California's State Board of Education upheld the board's decision.
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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.
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Charter Schools: A Parasite In Search of a Host A charter school attempts to force a "co-location" on public schools, and the parents and teachers of local school fight back.
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Establishment Democrats Masquerading As Progressives Elected officials attempt to hijack the selection of community representatives to the state party convention with their own slate of delegates, including charter-school advocates.
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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.
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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.
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An Elected Representative's Anti-Semitic Rant Northridge West Neighborhood Councilmember Kathleen Edwards invokes George Soros' name in an attempt to silence those whom she disagrees with.
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Redefining Reality Democrats fail to find a way to counteract Trump's constant torrent of lies and suffer humiliating election losses. .
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Marshall Tuck's Financial Support of Convicted Felon Ref Rodriguez California State Superintendent of Education candidate made multiple political donations to disgraced former LAUSD School Board President.
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David Beats Goliath! KIPP charter schools tried to bypass environmental laws to build a school on a site contaminated with toxic waste. The community fought back.
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A School District's Failure to Follow Through Who will pay the price for the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) failure to ensure that violations are corrected at a charter school?
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Collecting Campaign Cash is Not a Progressive Value Jesse Gabriel says that he is the progressive candidate in Tuesday's special election in California. The money trail tells a different story.
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California Legislature Puts Profits Over Students The charter school industry successfully lobbies against efforts to prevent another $50 million theft of scarce education funds.
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School District Takes A Step Backward On COVID Caving in to pressure from a vocal anti-vax minority, Los Angeles schools will not enforce the vaccine mandate when classes resume in January.
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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.
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The Boys of Summer As the seasons change, our perceptions will shift...
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Another Neighborhood Council Calls For Co-Location Moratorium Harbor City Neighborhood Council unanimously passes resolution supporting a hold on new Prop-39 placements until after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.
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Universal Acceptance Theme parks like Universal Studios Hollywood are improving the experience of families who have children on the autism spectrum.
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These Candidates Would Give LAUSD Parents Power Voting for Rocio Rivas, Marvin Rodriguez, and anyone but Nick Melvoin would put parent voices back on the Los Angeles School Board.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
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Charter School Hatches Plan To Avoid Oversight Citizens of the World will open a franchise "adjacent" to Culver City where its operations will be subject to LAUSD rules that are more lax.
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Let's Go 2021 It started out with a lot of promise, but 2021 was the year that could not stand on its own, always living in the shadow of its predecessor.
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The Politics of Retribution: Charters Spend Millions Avoiding Accountability Los Angeles voters go to the polls tomorrow. The results will have national implications for education policy.
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No News Was Bad News The Charter School Division finally discloses that they have forgiven $7,678,022 of charter school debt owed to the students of the LAUSD.
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What Is The Status Of Parent Engagement In Los Angeles? The block of school board members elected with the financial support of the charter school industry is battling back against reinstating the Parent Engagement Committee.
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Another Charter School Attempts A Hostile Takeover Shirley Elementary is the latest LAUSD school to find its campus under siege by Citizens of the World. When will the district fight back?
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Is There an Acceptable Level of Anti-Semitism? Charter school-industry promoter, Ben Austin, says we should ignore ads in a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board race that he admits were anti-Semitic.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
PUC Employees inform parents and students that their school has closed. Photo courtesy of Dr. Rocio Rivas, From ImagesAttr
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Will Students Drown in a Charter School's Ocean of Debt? A school district should ensure that they understand the financial condition of charters before approving them to operate.
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What Should Los Angeles Expect From A New Schools Superintendent? Outlining the qualities that Austin Beutner's successor will need to successfully lead the LAUSD in the COVID-19 recovery.
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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)
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How Can a Charter School Operate Without a Legitimate Governing Board? In violation of its charter, the largest charter school in the country removed all elected representatives from its Governing Board.Are they hiding fraud or are they just incompetent?
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Failing Charter Schools and a School Board's Choice Confronted by the state of California with a list of 22 low-performing charter schools, will the Los Angeles Unified School District Board take action to shut them down?
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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.
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Deputy City Attorney Tries To Shut Down Vote Holding City Councilmember Accountable Northridge East Neighborhood Council overrules board president and votes to keep the resolution on the agenda despite "confidential" threats.
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Neighborhood Council Joins Call For Prop-39 Moratorium Under the proposal, new co-locations of charter schools on LAUSD public school campuses would be suspended until the COVID-19 crisis has passed.
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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.
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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.
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Is the LAUSD Charter School Division Providing Any Oversight? As suggested by the NAACP, a moratorium on new charter schools needs to be followed until the enforcement of the law can be assured.
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Second Largest School District Faces Teachers Strike As the teachers vote to authorize a strike, it will be parents who will ultimately decide which side is working for the students who the Los Angeles Unified School District is supposed to serve.
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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. .
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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.
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Erica Vilardi-Espinosa: Special Education Should Be Individualized And Celebrated This candidate says parents with a Special Education needs student should be offered all options that will allow their student to thrive.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
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Is This What This Charter School Was Hiding? Did El Camino Real Charter High School refuse to reveal the results of an audit in order to cover up a "potential violation of nepotism policy"?
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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.
The author and his two daughters who are currently enrolled in the LAUSD's Career Transition Centers., From Uploaded
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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.
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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.
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The Incumbent Stays Silent While Challengers Make Their Final Pitch LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez refuses to engage with voters in Board District 6. Her opponents are willing to answer questions.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
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Still Stuck In LAUSD Food Services Director Jail, David Binkle Retires After eight months, the LAUSD has delivered more accusations than conclusions in their investigation and the status quo remains entrenched.
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The Door Hits Los Angeles School Superintendent On The Way Out While Austin Beutner's leadership of the LAUSD during the COVID-19 pandemic should be praised, his missteps should not be forgotten.
Sign at protest against CWC's co-location plans., From InText
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Citizens Of The World Charter School: The Unwelcomed House Guest LAUSD's Shirley Avenue Elementary is not the first community to fight off an invasion from this nationwide chain of publicly funded private schools.
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George H.W. Bush Led a Different America We have not always been separated into Red and Blue America and there used to be a time when presidents represented all Americans.
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Manipulating Data for the Benefit of Charter Schools Instead of providing parents with information, The School Performance Framework (SPF) was doctored to serve the needs of the charter school industry.
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I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This... A recurring nightmare has haunted my dreams for years. Has it finally been conquered?
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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. .
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Lauren Boebert is the Symptom, Not the Disease Censuring the freshman congresswoman won't change the fact that the bigotry she espouses has deep support within the GOP. .
LAUSD Board members Scott Schmerelson and Nick Melvoin, From ImagesAttr
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The Largest Charter School in the Country Will Get Even Larger Does the school district that is supposed to oversee this charter school have the capacity or the will to ensure that students are safe and tax money is spent appropriately?
National Cemetery Fort Sam-09, From FlickrPhotos
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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.
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A Faux Military School Shreds The Constitution The North Valley Military Institute gets caught breaking rules that protect students in all publicly funded schools. This is not the first time.
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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?
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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? .
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The Myth Of Charter Schools And Local Control Los Angeles Unified School District School Board candidate Marilyn Koziatek says schools need to listen to parents. Shouldn't this start at the school she helps to lead?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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School District Stood By While $3.1 Million Embezzled From Charter School Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nick Melvoin approved of an oversight regimen that allowed Community Preparatory Academy Charter School to defraud taxpayers for five years.
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One (White, Property-Owning, Gender Specific) Man, One Vote Elizabeth Warren gets it half right when she calls for the elimination of the Electoral College. The much bigger problem is unequal representation in the federal government.
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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
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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.
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The Public School Widget Factory Success should not be measured by how well a school district fits square pegs into round holes.
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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.
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BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) CFO to Leave Her Position Is a central figure in the Los Angeles Unified School District's pre-strike propaganda efforts set to get rewarded for her participation?
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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.
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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. .
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Felonious Actions By A School Board? Are members of the LAUSD School Board accomplices as charter schools refuse to pay the $13,745,310.09 debt owed to students of the district?
El Camino Real Charter High School Board Meeting, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Drinking A Charter School's Kool-Aid A charter's management finds defenders even after a reporter finds evidence of financial improprieties.
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A School District Takes A Bold First Step To take on the threat posed by the Delta Variant, the LAUSD will require their staff, but not students, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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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...
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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?
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Testing for Religion As Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson continues to pander to the Religious Right, he runs afoul of the Constitution.
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Plan Ahead? The LAUSD board eliminates the district's mask mandate just as a new, more contagious sub-variant takes hold in Los Angeles.
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Can the LAUSD Ensure Student Safety During a Strike? The District is encouraging parents to send their students to school if the teachers' union strikes. Will parents be sending their children into mayhem?
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A Charter School's Attack On The First Amendment Instead of listening to the concerns of the community at Shirley Avenue Elementary School, Citizens of the World attempts to silence them.
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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)
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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?
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Facing Down Another Birthday With Jack And Diane Traveling out of state on the weekend before my birthday I find myself reminiscing, taking stock of the present, and looking into the future.
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Charter Schools Invaded our Neighborhoods Without Public Input Eastside Padres Contra La Privatización details how East Los Angeles became saturated with charters to the detriment of the public schools.
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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.
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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.
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A Charter Shell Game Can you keep focused as a charter tries to divert attention away from the actions of its Governing Board?
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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.
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School Board Member's Office Faces Another Ethics Complaint Is Allison Holdorff Polhill, Chief Advisor to LAUSD BD4's Nick Melvoin, improperly using district facilities in her City Council campaign?
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BREAKING NEWS: Candidate Drops Out of LAUSD Race Just days after filing to collect signatures to appear on the ballot of the June 7, 2022, Los Angeles primary, Negar Nikgohar has dropped out of the race.
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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?
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This Candidate Is Not Running To Represent District Students Charter school students make up 20% of enrollment in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) but will get 100% of the representation if Marilyn Koziatek wins this election.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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A Failure of Leadership in the Second Largest School District The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board had years to prepare for Ref Rodriguez' departure. So why were they caught flat-footed?
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Vote on School Board Rules Changes Delayed Again For the second time, Nick Melvoin's attempts to change the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board rules have been pulled from the agenda before a vote could be taken.
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A School District's Hostility Towards Special Education The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has been under the oversight of an Independent Monitor for 20 years. When will their attitude towards special education change?
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Los Angeles Sheriff Refuses To Do His Job Endangering plans to open Los Angeles schools, rogue sheriff Alex Villanueva announces that he will not enforce the new mask mandate.
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The Absurdity of Charter School Oversight in L.A. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board actually holds charters accountable for their actions and highlights just how rare these types of actions are.
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Is School Voucher System In Los Angeles A Done Deal? The elected school board has not voted to implement the Student-Centered Funding scheme, but the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) website says it is beginning in 2022. .
Alberto M. Carvalho from his Twitter feed, From Uploaded
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New Leader Of Los Angeles Schools Selected Behind Closed Doors Hopes are high for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent selected unanimously by a divided school board, but the fact remains that stakeholders had no input. Is Miami's loss Los Angeles' gain?
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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.
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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.
Nick Melvoin at a Speak Up event, From Uploaded
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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.
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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.
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Expanding Inequity As Los Angeles school closures approach the first anniversary, teachers from a high-priced private school jump the COVID-19 vaccination line.
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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.
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Miho Murai: A Career In Special Education Advocacy As an attorney for the last 14 years, this candidate understands the issues facing parents whose children have severe special education needs.
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Will A Lack Of Oversight Land School District In Court? The Charter School Division's enforcement falls between inconsistent and non-existent, creating potential legal liabilities for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
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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. .
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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A Charter School Faced Another Allegation of Endangering Children A Granada Hills Charter School employee alleges that he was fired after advising the leadership of a potential hazard at its facilities.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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Another Allegation Levied Against City Council Candidate Charter school activist claims that Allison Holdorff Polhill's violations of the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) election policies occurred during her run for school board. .
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-Adelante? Moving ahead without a plan will sometimes send you off of a cliff.
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Charter Schools Pay Down A Minuscule Amount Of Debt With total payments of just $13,437, charter schools still owe the students of the LAUSD $13,585,182. Who is responsible for the failure?
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Can Pete Buttigieg Reclaim Religion from the Right? The presidential candidate and his husband put a liberal spin on traditional marriage, showing how progressivism encompasses family values.
The LAUSD's new Superintendent Alberto Carvalho visits a classroom., From Uploaded
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I Hope Our New Superintendent Is Smart Enough To See Past This Carefully orchestrated visits to school sites are not going to give Alberto Carvalho the information he needs to successfully run the LAUSD.
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Coverage of the LAUSD by the L.A. Daily News: News or Propaganda? Publishing Mark Ridley-Thomas' anti-union editorial without disclosing his son's financial ties to the Los Angeles Unified School District is not the L.A. Daily News' first breach of journalistic integrity.
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Charter School Debt Continues To Grow The latest data released by LAUSD's Charter School Division shows that publicly funded private schools now owe the district $13,758,747.
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Reseda Neighborhood Council asks City for Help With the LAUSD unwilling to help Shirley Avenue Elementary School an appeal is made to the City of LA to stop an "inequitable colocation." .
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Raquel Zamora: Special Education Policy Shaped by Those Who Work in the Trenches This candidate for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSDO) understands that all students have different needs to reach their full potential and will keep SpEd Centers fully funded.
LAUSD Board Members Monica Garcia, Nick Melvoin, and Kelly Gonez, From Uploaded
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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.
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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.
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Citizens Of The World Set To Invade Another Public School Fresh off its conquest of Shirley Avenue Elementary School, this nationwide charter school sets its sights on another working-class school.
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Parent Engagement Is Still Not On The Calendar The public continues to demand the reinstatement of the Parent Engagement Committee. No meetings have been scheduled.
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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.
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A Case Study In White Savior Complex Citizens of the World Charter Schools' mission to celebrate diversity ended up hurting the BIPOC communities they sought to help. .
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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.
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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.
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Shouldn't All Children be Safe in the Schools They Attend? The California Charter School Association (CCSA) blocks a bill requiring private schools to follow the same environmental rules as public schools. .
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Will Our Most Vulnerable Students Continue To Be Left Behind? With the post-Christmas COVID-19 surge finally retreating, some Los Angeles students will begin returning to school. What about those who can't?
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Marvin Rodríguez: Community Through Inclusion and Collaboration This candidate understands that a one size fits all solution does not work and embraces a full range of special education services.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
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The NRA Misses the Target with Their "Good Guy with a Gun" Strategy The tragic circumstances at the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting demonstrate the fatal flaw in the NRA's alternative to passing gun control.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
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If the LAUSD's Goal is "Parent Engagement", What is the Plan of Action? The Los Angeles Unified School District Board is set to discuss the "Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public" resolution at Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday.
My daughter received her Certificate of Completion alongside her classmates, From Uploaded
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Taking the "Special" Out Of Special Education The reaction to society's stigmatization of special education services should not be to keep students from getting the help that they need.
SHARE More Sharing        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?
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Adding Fuel To The "Defund The Police" Fire LA Sheriff says that trust in the criminal justice system should be emphasized as his deputies are caught in the act of destroying evidence.
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A Chance To Elect A Real Progressive Candidate Endorsement: A vote for Angelica Dueñas in CA-29 will bring a voice to the House that will speak for people instead of the corporations.
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California Assemblywoman Traffics In Trump's Big Lie California's 38th Assembly District representative Suzette Martinez Valladares promotes the falsehood that recent elections were fraudulently conducted.
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Lack Of Community Engagement Leaves School District Without A Plan The Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD) School Board was forced to backtrack on plans to change the school calendar after failing to obtain consensus on the issue. What now?
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Is Corruption Built Into the Charter School System? Getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar should have ended his career. Instead, David Fehte was hired to lead another charter school.
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I Said Do Not Call With unwanted interruptions by telemarketers seeming to increase exponentially, is the "Do Not Call" list working at all?
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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.
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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 More Sharing        Monday, August 17, 2015
MiSiS Crisis II: The Educational Deprivations Continue? The LAUSD has spent over $100 million trying to fix the disastrous student information system. Will the system work when the school year begins?
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Shortchanging Summer August heat waves and four-day weekends. What was the purpose of starting the LAUSD school year early?
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What Does This Charter School Not Want You To Know? Voters in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board race are going to the polls without having access to all of the information they need to make a decision.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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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.
Charter School supporters break the rules and switch wristbands., From ImagesAttr
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Are Ticket Scalpers Missing an Opportunity at These School Board Meetings? Parents jump through hoops for the privilege of addressing their elected representatives in three minutes of public comment at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Room. My proposed resolution would help boost parent attendance.
From LAUSD Presentation, From Uploaded
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Ignoring The Special Education Problem Staring Us In The Face The country's second larges school district ignores data suggesting that Asian children are not getting the special education services that they require in order to thrive.
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Parents Group Issues Statement Opposing Lawsuit Against School District As groups opposed to public education continue to demonize United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), "Parents Supporting Teachers" pushes back.
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More Dirty Money In A School Board Race? The District Attorney raided the offices of a company whose executives have donated to Marilyn Koziatek. Will she return the money?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
The Pio Pico community protests the closure of their neighborhood school., From Uploaded
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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.
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Parent Engagement Continues To Be Pushed Aside In Country's Second Largest School District The majority supported by charter schools on the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) School Board continues to block reinstatement of Parent Engagement and Special Ed Committees.
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A Partisan Rorschach Test A local story highlights the different realities experienced by both sides of the political divide. The unhoused are trapped in the truth. .
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Los Angeles Unified School District Shortchanging Special Education Facing impending financial doom, the LAUSD looks to balance its books on the backs of the Special Education community.
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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.
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A Charter School Brings A Sense Of Entitlement To New Heights New Heights Charter School refuses to pay the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) the $1,264,162.44 that it has accumulated in outstanding over-allocation penalties.
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KLCS Dismissed The television station owned by a school district fails at providing unbiased coverage of a public school-board meeting.
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A Failing Charter Hides Behind COVID-19 Prepa Tec Los Angeles High charter school was failing academically and fiscally before the pandemic. Why is the LAUSD giving them a pass?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2020
Pretending To Be A Public School Employee Has LAUSD Candidate Marilyn Koziatek realized that an endless parade of scandals has made the "Charter" label toxic with the general public?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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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.
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Parents Supporting Teachers: A View of Advocacy from the Trenches Guest columnist Rachel Wagner gives a tour of Parents Supporting Teachers, the largest parent-led education advocacy group in Los Angeles.
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Kids Last A Lawsuit alleges that a proposed KIPP charter school will be built "on a hazardous waste site" posing the risk of "significant environmental harms".
Miguel Angel Segura, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 3, 2022
Miguel Angel Segura: Unpaid Charter School Debt Is No Big Deal This candidate sees the $13,745,310 remaining unpaid to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a normal part of the process and would continue the current process of negotiation.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
Protester at Anti-Vaxx Demonstration - Manhattan - New York - USA, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Ballot, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Fraud on the June Ballot? Voters expect the information on election materials to be accurate but who is responsible for making sure that it is?
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Will Charter Schools Fail If Forced To Follow The Same Rules As Public Schools? California's AB 1316 would hold charter schools to the same standards as their public counterparts. The CCSA says this is "anti-charter."
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SHARE More Sharing        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?
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SHARE More Sharing        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.
Nancy Pelosi, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2020
Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court. Trump and the GOP have proven that they have no interest in leading the country out of the COVID-19 crisis. Are the Democrats up to the task?
Pali's Water Polo team celebrating a victory at the school's aquatic center., From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Giving a Charter School the Independence it Demanded Palisades High School used to be part of the LAUSD. Shouldn't breaking free of the district mean that it stands on its own financially? .
Dr. Rocio Rivas, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Dr. Rocio Rivas: Unpaid Charter School Debt Hurts Students If elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board District 2 seat, this candidate would hold charters accountable for the $13,745,310 that remains unpaid.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
Marvin Rodriguez, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 5, 2022
Marvin Rodriguez: Revoke The Charter Of Any School With Ongoing Unpaid Debt This candidate for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board recognizes that there are tools available to collect the $13,745,310 past-due balance, leaving the question: Do they want to?
Seedling, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Educating Students With The Most Severe Disabilities All students are entitled to a public education that will help them meet their full potential, even if the end result is not academic achievement.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
Dore with one of her children supporting Los Angeles teachers during the 2019 strike, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2021
Charter Schools Are Not The Answer Guest columnist Emiliana Dore makes the case for preserving public schools as a way of fighting racial injustice in our communities.
Letter to Parents, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A Chartered Data Breach Without proper oversight by the LAUSD, Granada Hills Charter High School makes plans to release student data to a third party.
Republican Elephant & Democratic Donkey - 3D Icons, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 7, 2015
(D) n' (R) If a person is running for the highest office in the land, shouldn't they prioritize country over party?
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 9, 2021
Losing Sight Of The Needs Of Children And Their Families Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nick Melvoin was the voice for those who wanted to open school campuses prematurely. When will he start putting "kids first?"
Administrators from Citizens of the World attempt to end a protest against their co-location of Shirley Avenue Elementary School, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2022
Might Will Not Make Right In 2021 the charter school industry held all the cards but still tried to intimidate critics. This author won't back down to their threats.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 26, 2020
A Private School Flaunts The Law To Keep Its Doors Open The education gap between the rich and poor widens as Heritage Christian ignores orders that say all schools in Los Angeles County are supposed to be closed.
Thanksgiving, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 26, 2020
Thanks? Finding thankfulness when a global pandemic has turned our world upside down.
From Ken Bramlett's LinkedIn profile, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2020
Maybe It Is Best Not To Confess To A Crime On Social Media The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) issues a statement about the fake Twitter account impersonating Superintendent Beutner. The perpetrator is unapologetic.
Series: Melvoin Watch (2 Articles, 1165 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Failed Citizenship: A Charter School Gets Caught Gaming The System Citizens of the World Charter Schools collect fraudulent signatures as part of the process to take space away from public school students.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 3, 2019
Jackie Goldberg: A Chance to Reclaim our Public Schools Only Jackie Goldberg has the experience and chutzpah to fix the mess that Ref Rodriguez created for Los Angeles Unified School District Board District 5.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Jackie Goldberg addresses her supporters, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Victory!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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!
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SHARE More Sharing        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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Employer-Based Health Insurance Works - Until It Doesn't Any health care system that relies on private business to provide access to health insurance leaves employees open to gaps in coverage.
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SHARE More Sharing        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?
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 8, 2020
Did Los Angeles Superintendent Improperly Back School Board Candidates? Leader from Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Nick Melvoin's Astroturf group, Speak Up, pretends to be Austin Beutner on Twitter and retweets campaign messages.
Series: Melvoin Watch (2 Articles, 1165 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 31, 2022
Charter School Debt Remains Mostly Unpaid The LAUSD Charter School Division releases data showing that the $13,745,310 due for overallocation fees is still being largely ignored.
Series: 2022 LAUSD Elections (12 Articles, 14482 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 9, 2022
LAUSD Candidate Comments on District's Forgiveness of Charter School Debt Rocio Rivas decries the lack of transparency as the Charter School Division wipes away $7,678,022 in state-mandated overallocation fees.
PROP-15: You shouldn't pay more in property taxes for your castle than Disney pays for theirs., From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2020
Cutting Through The Noise On California's Propositions Originally intended as a way for citizens to have direct input into the lawmaking process, the initiative process is now buried by Big Money.
New Jersey National Guard, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Low Expectations and the Oversight of Charter Schools District schools are hurt when charters do not follow the rules. When will the LAUSD Board of Education insist on accountability?
Corruption, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 15, 2021
Did An Elected Official Falsify A Public Record? The fallout from the John Lee controversy continues to grow as Northridge West Neighborhood Council whistleblower resigns after alleging misconduct.
Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 9, 2021
How Deeply Is Anti-Semitism Ingrained In Los Angeles? A member of the judiciary is the latest public official to advance an anti-semitic conspiracy theory that is popular among white supremacists.
The public seating for the LAUSD Board meeting., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 31, 2015
The LAUSD Superintendent Search Continues Behind Closed Doors If the LAUSD Board plans to involve stakeholders in the Superintendent search, they are off to a bad start.
RIP Neil Peart September 12, 1952 - January 7, 2020, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2021
Losing It As COVID-19 spread through a fractured populace, it exposed a nation unable to confront a crisis. Is 2020 the year that the American experiment died?
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 17, 2020
Did This Charter School Learn From Its Last Financial Scandal? Has the governing board of El Camino Real Charter High School taken the necessary steps to prevent the additional theft of public funds from its students?
Melvoin and Garica, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Two School Board Members Fail To Hold Failing Charter School Accountable Nick Melvoin and Monica Garcia are the lone votes on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board to approve Prepa Tec charter school for another five years.
Mihran Kalaydjian / Yi Ding / Carl Petersen, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Talking About Education: Lessons From The Melting Pot Education Roundtable: Three Los Angeles transplants sit down to discuss what education looked like in the places where they went to school.
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Caught Red Handed: A Charter School Cherry Picks Their Students The percentage of students with special education needs at El Camino Real Charter is significantly lower than in surrounding high schools. This must be fixed before the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) renews its charter.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Charter With Its Hand in the Cookie Jar? Keeping an eye on the money as a school takes a series of loans from an account meant to benefit student activities.
OUSD Trustee Mike Hutchinson, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 25, 2021
This Is How To Fight For Public Education Los Angeles board members could learn from the approach of newly elected Oakland Unified School Board trustee Mike Hutchinson.
Education, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Learning Curve of the LAUSD Shutdown Thankfully, the threat against the Los Angeles Unified School District proved to be a hoax. What can be learned from the experience?
education, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
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Can This Candidate Turn CA30 Progressive? Shervin Aazami seeks to replace long term Congressman Brad Sherman with a platform that is solidly to the left of the corporate Democrat.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Great and Powerful Executive Director A charter student's health is compromised by a school administration that tries to cut a parent out of the equation.
Koziatek's campaign site includes this picture of the candidate with Gavin Newsom even though the governor is not listed as an endorser., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2020
Challenger A No-Show At Public Meeting LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson updates the public on what is happening in Los Angeles schools while Marilyn Koziatek stays silent.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 11, 2016
A School District's Attack on Special Education Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board member sets up a funding fight between special education and general education.
The chasm between Red and Blue America, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Francine Matthews-Flores, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Schools Are Not Props For A Hollywood Production What happens when Hollywood money is used to promote charter schools? Guest columnist Francine Matthews-Flores, shares her experience.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2020
Did School Board Candidate Go AWOL From Her Last Elected Position? Records show LA School Board Candidate Tanya Franklin was removed from her position on the DRNC. Her campaign says she resigned. Why should this matter to voters?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        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)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 12, 2015
"Golden" Granada Hills Charter High School: Scofflaws When It Comes to California Ed Code? Can the LAUSD's Charter Schools Division provide proper oversight if their mission is also to increase the number of charter schools?
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SHARE More Sharing        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.
education, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
All In All Were Just Another Brick In The Wall, From FlickrPhotos
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Throwing Bricks at the Los Angeles Unified School District Wall Taking an opportunity to look back at a year of making change in the Los Angeles Unified School District before moving forward.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2021
Neighborhood Council Expresses Concern About Over-Due Bills and Fraud The Northridge East Neighborhood Council requests that the City Of Los Angeles assist the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in solving PROP-39 co-location problems.
Brackpool, Koziatek, and Villaraigosa, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Dirty Money In A School Board Race Environmental predator, Villaraigosa benefactor, and securities fraudster Keith Brackpool contributes to Marilyn Koziatek's LAUSD campaign.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
Marvin Rodríguez, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2021
School Board President's First Opponent Announces His Candidacy Public school teacher and parent Marvin Rodríguez will attempt to unseat LAUSD School Board member Kelly Gonez in the 2022 Board District 6 election.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 22, 2020
When Lies Replace Plans Unable to articulate how they would govern differently than their opponents, both Trump and Koziatek resort to smear tactics.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
Tracey Schroeder, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Franklin, Melvoin, and Koziatek, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Sabotage in the Classroom? Do a series of actions by those seeking to privatize public education represent an attempt to destabilize the schools they seek to destroy?
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
Photo by Lubo Minar on Unsplash, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Parents Oppose District Housing Plans On School Sites Instead of adding green space or Wellness Centers, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) bureaucracy proposes building housing on three campuses.
Image from Twitter User coopmike48, From TwitterPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Where Is This "Public School Mom's" Public School Support? If Marilyn Koziatek claims that she is running as an Los Angeles Unified School District parent, why does all of her support come from the charter school industry?
From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 26, 2019
A Sarcastic Look At Political Correctness Under Trump Should Obama have warned the Right that he was about to commit a microaggression before tweeting his condolences to the people of Sri Lanka?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Monday, April 18, 2016
Do Not Try to Placate Us with Words, We Need Action It is not enough for the LAUSD Board to just recognize Autism Awareness Month, they need to take steps to better help this community.
Caring for animals is part of the farming program, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 2, 2019
Mishandling Data to Create Failing Schools How can schools designed to serve children with specific needs be judged by the same criteria as those serving the general population?
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SHARE More Sharing        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.
From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2020
District Bureaucrats Fail To Hold Charter School Accountable When will the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) finally take action on a safety-related Notice of Violation that has been outstanding for almost four years?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2016
Trading Student Safety for Independence? Who holds a charter organization responsible when the school makes decisions that negatively impact student safety?
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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.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Wedding Day, From Images
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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?
education, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2015
Attempting to Obtain Information Through a Looking Glass The laws of math, language and technology have no jurisdiction when the LAUSD is intent on spin.
education, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Send Your Child to a Charter, Sign Away Your Parental Rights? While charters were supposed to give parents more say in their children's education, this choice can prove to be a false promise.
education, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
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SHARE More Sharing        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?
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Let The Charter School Lies Begin The California Charter School Association mails its first flyer of the general election. They start with the same debunked lie as before.
Series: 2020 LAUSD Elections (33 Articles, 30965 views)
Jackie Goldberg faces the felon she seeks to succeed, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Voters Have Spoken. Is the LAUSD Listening? With an overwhelming victory in the primary election, Jackie Goldberg has earned the right to be seated on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
CSD Director Jose' Cole-Gutie'rrez addresses the Board, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Stealing Scarce Education Funds From Students The Community Preparatory Academy charter school was allowed to operate for two years while being past due on $82,240 in Los Angeles Unified School District invoices.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 17, 2019
It is Time to Stop Talking About Impeachment According to the GOP, lying about oral sex met the definition of High Crimes & Misdemeanors. Isn't telling subordinates to ignore the law worse?
education, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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?
Education, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
education, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Gentille Barkhordarian, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 14, 2022
Gentille Barkhordarian: Not Ready for Prime Time At best this candidate is unprepared to represent LAUSD Board District 4. More concerning, she is pushing a dangerous agenda.

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