First published on Schools Matter on January 21, 2020 “In the long run, charter schools are being strategically used to pave the way for vouchers. The voucher advocates, who are very powerful and funded by right-wing foundations and families, recognize that the word voucher has been successfully discredited by enlightened Americans who believe in the […]
Was the LAUSD Board aware that Granada Hills Charter High School would raze its satellite campus just prior to its first year of expansion?
Appeared originally as my Twitter thread Researching for a case and came across a personal injury settlement between a charter school corporation in the Central Valley and multiple student plaintiffs for some $6-million+. The amount is on the low side considering the horrific injuries some of the students suffered. It was the typical charter school money-making […]
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 […]