School’s (Not) Out for Summer

Thanks to all the effective voices that made this possible for our youth!” – Mónica García, 12/14/16 During last week’s LAUSD meeting, the Board suddenly reversed course and abandoned a carefully compromised plan that would have slowly returned the beginning of the school year closer to its traditional Labor Day start. Without a warning to […]

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Charter Principal Gets Caught Engaging in Financial Shenanigans and is Punished with a $215K Payout

Ex-charter school chief gets $215K after resigning in wake of spending controversy” – Los Angeles Daily News, 11/30/16 The administration at El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) admits that David Fehte charged “more than $6,000” in personal charges on his school-issued credit card. An investigation by the Los Angeles Daily News found that “over […]

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LAUSD’s Parent Jail

Disruptive Person Letters (DPL) are issued by principals within the LAUSD when someone interferes with the ability “to maintain a safe campus free of disruption.” There is concern among parents that in addition to protecting against “behavior that poses a danger to staff or students”, these letters are also being used to retaliate against those […]

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Is Mónica García Using LAUSD Students as Stepping Stones?

I’m not sure I can be a productive member of this group at this point.” – Mónica García, 12/6/16 In the months leading up to the March 7, 2017, LAUSD election, incumbent Mónica García has made some questionable comments about the children that she is supposed to represent. For example, in March she suggested that […]

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ASDC in Denver, CO: “Future of the Party Forum” with DNC Chair Candidates

Republican Donald Trump will be forty-fifth president of the United States, and his election has spurred the Democratic Party to soul-search as it surveys its many state and local losses as well as that at the top of the ticket. Public education activists seek clarity on the Democratic Party’s commitment to publicly-funded and democratically-run neighborhood […]

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