Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD) December General Assembly

Every month students, parents, and teachers of #StudentsDeserve gather to discuss and plan for the future of educational justice inside and outside our schools in Los Angeles. Considering the political state we are in, now more than ever we know that our grassroots work is important and necessary. For that reason, we invite YOU (students, parents, and teachers) to […]

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The Cost of Independence

“In  2011, a group of educators at El Camino Real High School,  inspired by a desire for more autonomy and flexibility in instructional practices, curriculum, governance, and finances, led the school’s conversion to an independent charter school.” –El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) Web Site While the bloated bureaucracy of the LAUSD is certainly […]

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(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Opt-Out)

“All students must participate fully in GHCHS assessments in their 9th, 10th and 11th grade year to be eligible to participate in optional activities such as senior activities, school extracurricular activities and school athletics. Students who clearly disregard an assessment as determined by the testing coordinator or test proctor will be regarded as having refused […]

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LAUSD Law

The 14-year-old student “went to a motel in which she engaged in voluntary consensual sex with her teacher. Why shouldn’t she be responsible for that?” – W. Keith Wyatt, representing the LAUSD The LAUSD’s Office of the General Counsel (GC) employs a legal staff whose mission is to “provide effective and proactive legal advice and […]

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The LAUSD Empire Strikes Back

“The district court further erred when it found intervention unnecessary to protect appellant’s’ interest in ensuring the receipt of public education consistent with their disabilities and federal law.” – Judge Carlos T. Bea The LAUSD claims that “special education centers are unnecessary because the District can ‘provide all supports and services…at a general education site”, […]

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Education Should be Based on our Children’s Needs

On May 11, 2016, the Office of the Independent Monitor held public hearings and “parents of children with IEPs [Individual Education Plan] and all other members of the LAUSD community [were] invited to provide comments to Dr. David Rostetter”. The following is a copy of my testimony before Dr. Rostetter’s office: Two of my triplets […]

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Next #DemDebate MUST Include K-12 Education Policy

The next #DemDebate is scheduled for the important primary state of Iowa on November 14, 2015. It’ll be broadcast by CBS in partnership with the Des Moines Register. Professor Julian Vasquez Heilig is leading the call for the families of 50 million students K-12 across the nation and the communities they live in to have […]

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Democracy’s Necessary For the LAUSD Superintendent Search

Vet the Supe, along with other grassroots organizations, has called for the search process for new Superintendent of LAUSD to be an open and transparent one. While grasstops groups like the United Way, Urban League, and other non-profits aligned with Eli Broad demand access to a search committee, real on-the-ground teachers union members, parents, and […]

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“Golden” Granada Hills Charter High School: Scofflaws When It Comes to California Ed Code?

By Carl Petersen. “I am a former candidate for the District 3 seat on the LAUSD School Board, founder of Change The LAUSD and member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council. Opinions are my own.”   “Per GHCHS Board Policy, all students must participate fully in California CAASPP and Granada Testing in their 9th, 10th […]

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Why the Los Angeles Times Missed the Biggest Education News this Week

By Karen Wolfe. She is an LAUSD parent activist and supporter of public schools with children who currently attend district schools. According to the Los Angeles Times, there was not much to report: “Protestors Add a Little Rain to Otherwise Sunny Broad Museum Opening Day.” Not “Education Activists Rain on Eli Broad’s Parade” or even […]

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