In a School District currently defined by the fight between public education and privatization, both sides put everything on the line. Was it worth it?
The charter industry hides behind children when it comes time to go through the renewal process for their publicly funded private schools.
If current and past members of the LAUSD School Board have called for lower class sizes, why are they battling their union on the issue?
“The ideals of education, whether men [sic] are taught to teach or plow, to weave or to write, must not be allowed to sink into sordid utilitarianism. Education must keep broad ideals before it, and never forget that it is dealing with Souls and not with Dollars.” 1902, W.E.B. DuBois, educator and civil rights leader. Not […]
“Fraud is a feature of deregulation, not a bug. When no one is looking, some people steal. Not everyone steals, but many do. That is why Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and California are scamming taxpayers.” — Professor Diane Ravitch The vile poverty pimps and privatization pushers of the lucrative charter school industry were infuriated when John […]
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 […]
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 […]
With respect to the reimbursement of any cap and gown fees charged previously, it is the expectation of the CSD that GHCHS will provide notice to all affected parents of students in the 2014-2015 graduating class regarding options for reimbursement or other remedy.” – LAUSD Charter Schools Division Month after month, the LAUSD School Board […]
“…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, […]
The ASNC Board moves to send a letter to the LAUSD in opposition to current plan for a Celerity Charter School to move into the Bushnell School.” -Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council The charter industry likes to argue that they are providing choices for parents. Unfortunately, this choice is sometimes made at the barrel of a […]