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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Edison Schools: Proof That Grifters Can Be Defeated, Part II

Charter School Fraud Robs ALL our students!

By Caroline Grannan, parent activist Part II The fun of getting interviewed by a hostile though icily courteous New York Times reporter. This is a follow-up to my earlier post marking the 15th anniversary of the Edison Schools controversy in San Francisco, which launched me as a mommy volunteer critic of so-called education “reform” until […]

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Edison Schools: Proof That Grifters Can Be Defeated, Part I

Charter School Fraud Robs ALL our students!

By Caroline Grannan, parent activist Part I It’s been 15 years this month since the Edison Schools sh*tstorm hit San Francisco and I got deeply involved as a mommy volunteer advocate, and stayed that way for a long time. Edison Schools Inc. was a for-profit company that sold itself to school districts as a manager […]

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Parents’ Guide To Charter Schools: How Do They Work?

By Name Withheld for job-security reasons First, a note: Are charter schools public schools? I describe them as private schools run with public money. The charter sector will insist that they’re public schools when it suits them and insist that they’re not public schools when it suits them. The common term for non-charter public schools […]

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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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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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“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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#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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