The School Performance Framework (SPF) written by those who would like to privatize public education has been revoked by the LAUSD board with a 6-1 vote.
I stood near the nine school buses watching the teachers help the special education students climb the stairs and step between the curb and the bus door. These are the ‘short’ buses that have been the butt of jokes for decades. My heart ached. Where are all these nine buses of students going to go if this middle school pushes them out?
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.
The LAUSD is allowed to appoint a representative to each charter school governing board. The Board needs to step up and make this happen.
Board Member Nick Melvoin got caught manipulating data for the benefit of the charter school industry. He now oversees the LAUSD’s data-driven efforts.
For almost a century, the Field Act has successfully protected public school students from earthquake damage. Charter schools are exempt.
In the majority, charter school supporters had little respect for the minority. With the roles switched, Nick Melvoin demands collaboration.
Instead of providing parents with information, The School Performance Framework (SPF) was doctored to serve the needs of the charter school industry.
The Los Angeles School Board is presented with a report detailing the discrepancies in enrollment between charter and public schools.
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.