The School Performance Framework (SPF) written by those who would like to privatize public education has been revoked by the LAUSD board with a 6-1 vote.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?
The information age should have held truth to power. Instead, politicians from a school board member to the president just create new realities.
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.
Nick Melvoin has put the interests of the charter school industry over the LAUSD students he is supposed to represent. Should this disqualify him from reviewing district employees?
While the charter school industry continues to push for a Yelp-like rating of schools, LAUSD parents support the effort to fight back.
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.
The Chanda Smith consent decree should have helped every LAUSD student with special education needs. Instead, it harmed the most vulnerable.
In the majority, charter school supporters had little respect for the minority. With the roles switched, Nick Melvoin demands collaboration.