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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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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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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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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 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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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.
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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 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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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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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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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.

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