LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin has pledged to change the rules so that stakeholders have better access to meetings. Why won’t he act?
Thanks to the Brown Act, by law, public meetings of school boards in the state of California are made accessible to the public for attendance and comment. But almost two-thirds of parents in two parent households work outside the home, as do about the same numbers of single-parent families. Meetings held during daytime working hours […]
Charter schools may not enact admissions requirements or other barriers to enrollment and must admit all students who apply, just as traditional public schools cannot turn away students.” – ACLU On Tuesday, August 23, 2017, I made a third presentation to the LAUSD School Board about the enrollment practices of Granada Hills Charter High School […]
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment Apparently, the Bill of Rights is […]
“…charter schools have used their public characteristics to qualify for public funding under state constitutional law, while highlighting their private characteristics to exempt themselves from other laws that apply to public schools.”—Professors Preston C. Green and Joseph Oluwole School privatization promoting Nonprofit Industrial Complex (NPIC) EdSource has long been a source of both political cover, […]
Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.” -Atifete Jahjaga During the last Budget, Facilities and Audit Committee meeting […]
“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 […]
“Everything you know is wrong Black is white, up is down and short is long” -Weird Al Yankovic When I was a student, 44 was definitely larger than ten; I am sure of it. I did not fail math until I reached Calculus Three in college and in all the classes before that, 44 was the […]