Employees of Charter Group Raided By FBI Among Funders of Mónica García’s Campaign

Federal agents raided the offices of a network of Los Angeles charter schools Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of fraud and fiscal mismanagement.” – Los Angeles Times, 1/25/17 Exempting charters “from many of the regulations that govern traditional schools” was supposed to be a way to remove barriers to innovation. Unfortunately, […]

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A Failing Charter Gets a Pass

We cannot truly have the impact charters were intended to have – to reinvent public education – if we do not close those charters that have demonstrated an inability to meet the challenge of excellence and chronically underperform.” – California Charter School Association (CCSA) According to the statistics provided by the CCSA, View Park Middle […]

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LAUSD Schools Face Bankruptcy While Charters Cheat on Admissions

Through admissions policies that exclude vulnerable students by erecting various barriers to entry, charter schools have the potential to create a two-tiered system of public education.” – ACLU and Public Advocates The LAUSD Charter School Division (CSD) says that “a review of charter school pre- and post-enrollment forms is part of our oversight process”.  It […]

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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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The Fallacy of Charter School Oversight in L.A.

The October staff recommendations represent a fundamental and drastic departure from the Charter School Division’s expressed values of consistency and transparency, and the District’s historic focus on student outcomes as an authorizer.” -California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Both El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) and Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) were originally LAUSD […]

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The Absurdity of Charter School Oversight in L.A.

This is about the fact that they want to kill our charters and nothing more.” -Magnolia CEO Caprice Young The sky is falling.” -Chicken Little As usual, the LAUSD Board spent a significant portion of their time at Tuesday’s meeting ignoring the needs of students enrolled in District schools so they could focus on charter […]

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Why Was El Camino’s Charter Renewed?

Since we are on a timeline and it seems that the other issues that would prevent a renewal just don’t exist here, that everything else is very, positive…we are on a timeline and I think that we should vote the renewal up or down.” – Steve Zimmer, LAUSD Board President It is yet to be […]

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A Web of Deceit

The public interest in withholding those records clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure.” -Law Offices of Young, Minney & Corr, LLP On behalf of El Camino Real Charter High School   Dear LAUSD Board Members: I have previously shared with the Charter School Division (CSD) the responses that I have received from El Camino […]

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Asleep at the Switch?

In response to this very unexpected action, the district has assembled a team to provide support to students and families as they transition during this difficult time, just one month after the start of the district’s traditional school year”. –LAUSD The charter industry has a propensity for manipulating data to meet their propaganda needs. For […]

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Who Does The LAUSD Board Serve?

Charter families have lined up at dawn in biting cold winds holding babies. They’ve sweated it out for hours standing around ice chests or taking turns under canopies. They’ve waited hours—sometimes nearly a full a day—to get into an LA Unified school board meeting. Then, they wait hours more just to be heard.” –LA School […]

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