A Failing Charter Gets a Pass

We cannot truly have the impact charters were intended to have – to reinvent public education – if we do not close those charters that have demonstrated an inability to meet the challenge of excellence and chronically underperform.” – California Charter School Association (CCSA) According to the statistics provided by the CCSA, View Park Middle […]

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The Long Shadow of John Deasy

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana It has been more than two years since LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy was forced to resign in disgrace. Unfortunately, the legacy that he has left for the District’s students echoes into the present day. After spending at least $189 million on […]

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The Fallacy of Charter School Oversight in L.A.

The October staff recommendations represent a fundamental and drastic departure from the Charter School Division’s expressed values of consistency and transparency, and the District’s historic focus on student outcomes as an authorizer.” -California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Both El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) and Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) were originally LAUSD […]

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The Absurdity of Charter School Oversight in L.A.

This is about the fact that they want to kill our charters and nothing more.” -Magnolia CEO Caprice Young The sky is falling.” -Chicken Little As usual, the LAUSD Board spent a significant portion of their time at Tuesday’s meeting ignoring the needs of students enrolled in District schools so they could focus on charter […]

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Asleep at the Switch?

In response to this very unexpected action, the district has assembled a team to provide support to students and families as they transition during this difficult time, just one month after the start of the district’s traditional school year”. –LAUSD The charter industry has a propensity for manipulating data to meet their propaganda needs. For […]

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Education for Sale: Lack of Oversight

This is the second section of my paper: Education for Sale: LAUSD Throws the Fight in Its  Competition with Charters. The previous section can be found at: The Broad Way Towards Bankruptcy   On the other side of the equation, the CCSA has proven that they are more than willing to compete with the LAUSD […]

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Education for Sale: LAUSD and Proposition 39

This is the final section of my paper: Education for Sale: LAUSD Throws the Fight in Its  Competition with Charters. The previous section can be found at: Lack of Oversight   The CCSA has also shown a willingness to use the courts to gain the upperhand in its competition with public schools. It has been […]

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Drinking A Charter School’s Kool-Aid

As key partners of our school community, I wanted you to be aware of a pending new story and offer an explanation of the situation.  A reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News has approached El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) on multiple occasions. His focus: a request made by LAUSD last October to […]

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California charter school industry bill attempts to eliminate only source of public oversight

Save Public Schools! Adult Education Students protest school privatizer Monica Garcia in Koreatown after she voted to shut down all adult schools and use the money for privately managed charters.

“…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, […]

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California’s charter school law repeal movement update

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

“charter schools comprise a divisive and segregated sector” — Frankenberg, E., Siegel-Hawley, G., Wang, J. (2011) Voices Against Privatizing Public Education’s (VAPPE) grassroots campaign to repeal the 1992 charter school laws imposed on California by corporate reactionaries Donald Fisher and Reed Hastings has been moving forward. In addition to their online petition, they’ve established a […]

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