LAUSD School Board Meeting Update, April 12, 2016 – Charter Schools

Filed by Cheryl Ortega April 13, 2016 At the LAUSD Board of Ed yesterday, I listened to a parade of charter organizations appealing for their school to open or to continue to operate. One in particular, called the Eduvate Hybrid Charter High School, brought about 10 speakers. Have to say, I don’t quite get the […]

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Following up to our email exchange of last week, attached for your reference is a redacted UCP complaint. As you can see, most of the information has been redacted due to confidentiality issues.” -LAUSD, Office of the General Counsel After declaring that they had “no further documents to provide”, the LAUSD finally emailed one of […]

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For Once, The Local Media Uncovers The LAUSD Wizard

“It is clear to all present that which you have pointed out. I would sarcastically compare you to Sherlock Holmes, were I the type, but suffice it to say, sir, that you are a dullard.” -Matt E. In reporting on Racy Film Sets, KNBC found that the LAUSD is a “school system lacking oversight,” that […]

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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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#vetthesupe Teacher Perspectives on LAUSD’s Next Superintendent

Jose Lara is the recipient the National Education Association Social Justice Activist Award 2015, an organization of 3 million members. He is a teacher in Los Angeles and a parent in Pico Rivera, CA. He can be reached at jlara2012@gmail.com. What do we need in the next superintendent in LAUSD? We need someone who is […]

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Six Education Policies A 2016 Presidential Candidate Must Embrace

  On the eve of passage of amendments to the Senate’s Every Child Achieves Act, the Rev. Dr. William Barber, a distinguished contemporary Civil Rights leader, released a powerful statement of support that gave qualified support for the law’s draft reauthorization and pointed to the work ahead. He said: But as we under-resource our public […]

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Re-Hire Andrew Nguyen and Restore Transparency to AUSD!

    Andrew Nguyen, a dedicated first year teacher, returned to his alma mater and took an embattled San Gabriel High School debate program to a state championship. Along the way, he motivated and inspired many students.  At the end of the year, he was dismissed without cause by the principal, Jim Schofield. This happened […]

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LAUSD School Board Member-Elect Ref Rodriguez’s Financial Disclosures (And Possible Conflicts of Interest)

The voters of Los Angeles Unified School District 5 have made a big mistake in electing Ref Rodriguez to the school board this past May. Questions remain about his financial ties to various organizations he holds leadership positions in that would represent a conflict of interest if, as a LAUSD school board member, he were […]

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LAUSD 2015 School Board Race Results: $5 Million in Charter Lobby Money Spent For Middling Outcomes

Tamar Galatzan and the discredited John Deasy

Tamar Galatzan, incumbent, was defeated by challenger Scott Schmerelson. Likely her close connection to the much-despised John Deasy was one she couldn’t shake. Sadly, incumbent Bennet Kayser was defeated by charter-backed Ref Rodriguez. Finally, incumbent Richard Vladovic was re-elected over his challenger, Tea Party-allied Lydia Gutierrez. The race was marred by mailers paid for by […]

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Fact-Checking Attack Mailers on Schmerelson Sent By the California Charter School Association

Tamar Galatzan and the discredited John Deasy

Below in the Scribd window is yet another attack mailer sent to residents of Los Angeles by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), a lobbyist group that pushes for unfunded expansion of unregulated charter schools in the state. In the race for LAUSD District 3, the runoff is between incumbent Tamar Galatzan and the challenger […]

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