As the LAUSD strike drags on it is abundantly clear that the only way to bring an end to the chaos is to fire the Superintendent.
Op-Ed: THERE SHOULD BE NO STRIKE By Richard Wagoner Leaders and Board members of Los Angeles Unified School District would like the public to believe that the looming teachers strike is all about salary. Indeed, it could easily be: teachers have not received a raise in three years, the request by the Union (and the […]
The charter industry hides behind children when it comes time to go through the renewal process for their publicly funded private schools.
The District representatives were not helpful in suggesting remedies” – Cheryl Ortega Under what circumstances should the police be called on a five-year-old child? According to parents at Mayberry Elementary School in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area of Los Angeles, the principal has called the Los Angeles Police Department about students under her charge on […]
First published in Schools Matter * * * “Blowing the racist dog whistle in politics is shameful. This disgraceful practice against black candidates unfortunately has a long and shameful history. That this would happen in California in 2018 is deeply disturbing. It appears you have chosen to follow President Trump’s playbook of using lies and […]
First published in the LA Progressive * * * Business banker Marshall Tuck is running for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction again. He’s backed by the same ideologically charged billionaires as the last time — several of whom supported reactionary measures like Proposition 8. With nearly unlimited funding, voters will be deluged with Tuck’s […]
Under business banker Marshall Tuck Jordan High School Partnership Academy for the Arts went five years without achieving even twenty percent of students scoring proficient on either the mathematics or the English portion of the California State University (CSU) entrance exams. Five years! Jordan High School Partnership Academy for the Arts CSU results: the years […]
Rodriguez’s misdeeds…made a mockery of the laws governing elections.” – LA Times Editorial Board By the time the last vote was counted in the 2015 LAUSD School Board election, it was the most expensive school board race in the history of the country. The impending cost to run for the Board District 5 seat was […]
A perfect example of what is wrong with the California law regarding charter authorizing.” – Scott Schmerelson The average school in the United States has 507 students. Through the 2018-2019 school year, Granada Hills Charter High School is authorized for an enrollment capacity of 5,500 students. This is more than the total number of students […]
“The ideals of education, whether men [sic] are taught to teach or plow, to weave or to write, must not be allowed to sink into sordid utilitarianism. Education must keep broad ideals before it, and never forget that it is dealing with Souls and not with Dollars.” 1902, W.E.B. DuBois, educator and civil rights leader. Not […]