Tyler Okeke is the student representative on the LAUSD School Board. At Tuesday’s meeting, he made sure the voice of his fellow students was heard.
The LAUSD School Board resists intense pressure from the charter school industry to ask the state for a moratorium on new charter schools.
The District representatives were not helpful in suggesting remedies” – Cheryl Ortega Under what circumstances should the police be called on a five-year-old child? According to parents at Mayberry Elementary School in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area of Los Angeles, the principal has called the Los Angeles Police Department about students under her charge on […]
I believe that it’s time to make our public education system in California among the greatest in the nation, and I have a plan to take us there.” – Tony Thurmond Like a lot of other politicians who have been labeled “anti-charter school,” Tony Thurmond has not called for the end of these publicly funded […]
Numbered wristbands will be distributed by District security officers to individuals in line outside of the Board Room doors starting at 8 a.m. Those who wish to attend this meeting should reassemble in numerical order by 12 noon to enter the Board Room and, if interested, to sign up to speak.” – LAUSD Before the […]
This is a very surreptitious way of doing business whereby you’re trying to hide…something perhaps you don’t want us to know.“ – Roberto Fonseca, LAUSD Parent LAUSD Board members elected with the support of the charter industry held a majority for a little over a year before Ref Rodriguez was forced to resign after committing […]
Money comes based upon some hypothetical projection of how many special needs kids you might have in the school…if they give you more than you need, you don’t have to give the money back.” – LAUSD Board Member Dr. George McKenna As the LAUSD School Board continues to ignore the fact that Granada Hills Charter […]
I commit to working to increase the amount of funding that goes to public education and specifically to students at their school site.” – Ankur Patel When choosing which politicians to back, the California Charter School Association (CCSA) seems to care more about how they will help them to avoid regulation than the candidates’ ethical […]
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to do both of the following: (a) Ensure that charter school governance is transparent. (b) Ensure that monitoring and oversight of charter schools are conducted to protect the public interest.” -California AB 1478 As recipients of public funding, one would expect that organizations running […]
Shoot the hostage.” – Speed The California Charter School Association (CCSA) paid millions to purchase the LAUSD School Board, but their narrow majority is in danger. Not only is Ref Rodriguez, one of their hand-selected Board members, facing criminal charges related to his campaign, but the charter school chain he founded has accused him of having […]