Putting Lipstick on the Prop 39 Pig

On June 21, 2016, the LAUSD School Board debated a resolution co-sponsored by Ref Rodriguez and Monica Garcia that would establish an “impartial group of District and charter school leaders” to make recommendations on improving “the process around successful co-locations”. Under the Improving the Policies and Practices Impacting Co-Located Public Schools resolution, the Superintendent would […]

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A Charter With Its Hand in the Cookie Jar?

“It was discussed how and why Granada is running in the red” – El Camino Real Charter High School Board Meeting Minutes, September 18, 2013 Under California law, Associated Student Body (ASB) organizations are “student organizations that are established to raise and spend money on behalf of students”. These funds are supposed to enhance the education […]

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We Are United: Why Missouri’s Proposed Bill Restricting Student-Athletes’ Free Speech Is Unconstitutional

By Adam Juratovac Adam is an attorney, founder of AthletesLTD, and Team Captain of Team On 3. He advocates for athetes’ rights on the field and in the classroom through AthletesLTD’s academic and life skill programs.  FOLLOW ME: TWITTER: @JVACATTACK IG: @JVACATTACK FACEBOOK: @JVACATTACK   Earlier this year I wrote about athletes’ free speech, particularly their right to show support for […]

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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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Dr. Wayne Au Interview: Charter Schools Aren’t Public Schools Or Constitutional in Washington State

Join Voices Against Privatizing Public Education's efforts to repeal the California charter school law

If you read the Washington State Supreme Court ruling on I-1240, the ballot proposition that brought charter schools to the state after three prior failed attempts, you’ll see that the justices carefully framed their reasoning for rejecting the “public” status of charter schools on precedents dating back 100 years. In particular, Bryan was a particularly […]

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2015 LAUSD 4th Grade Testing Schedule And How You Can Opt Out

By Scott Engelman, a California teacher. Children in the fourth grade in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be taking more standardized tests (pdf) this year than ever. They are outlined below. Now think about this: you probably don’t want to read all of this because you are a busy person. However these are […]

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The Daily Breeze’s Pulitzer Win Is Everybody’s Win Too: Join K12NN And Grassroots Investigative Journalism on the Education Beat

This past week the Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism were announced, and we were elated that we didn’t win! (We forgot to enter. 😉 ) But another Southern California local news outlet did, for an investigative series they produced on corruption in Centinela Valley Union High School District. We’re exceedingly proud any time people who give […]

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“NY’s New Teacher Rating System is a Farce,” And Experienced Corporate Managers Agree

Damon Buffum is a school board member in NY state and a supporter of a strong public education system. This post is republished with his permission. Full disclosure: I’m a Corporate Guy. For the past 26 years I’ve worked for large, multinational, corporations. I’ve worked for my current corporation for the past 19 years and […]

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‘Parent Trigger” Fails At An Anaheim, California, Elementary School

Virginia Tibbetts is a teacher with 26 years of experience in California public schools. This is her account of the Anaheim City School District’s school board meeting and ACSD’s rejection of Parent Revolution’s ‘parent trigger’ petition to convert Palm Lane Elementary School from a fully publicly-funded and -run public school into a charter school. She […]

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