The charter industry loses its grip on the LAUSD School Board’s Presidency. Is the oversight of Superintendent Austin Beutner next?
Austin Beutner gets caught actively keeping information from some of his bosses on the School Board. What is he hiding?
Budgets are statements of values, and it is inexcusable to me that California is number one in per prisoner spending, and number 41 in per pupil spending” – Candidate Delaine Eastin It has been almost four years since John Deasy was forced to resign from the LAUSD after a failed $1.3 billion iPad program and […]
Access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state” – California Government Code When LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King first disappeared from the halls of the Beaudry Building “some insiders said she injured herself in an accident while on vacation with her family.” […]
As a special education and parent advocate who has run twice in LAUSD elections under the rallying cry of “Change The LAUSD”, my first inclination is to recommend against a vote for the incumbent in the District 4 Board race. However, as the election of Trump has shown, voting with a “throw the bums out” […]
Carpetbagger: A person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction. If the photo on the front of the latest Monica Garcia flyer to hit your mailbox looks familiar, it is because it was the same one that the California Charter School Association (CCSA) used […]
Please list your top 4 priorities for the elective office you are seeking. “1. Increase graduation Increase 3rd grade reading Reduce suspensions Reduce drop-outs” – Monica Garcia There are many challenges facing the LAUSD. As an example, just last month the District warned state and county officials that it “may not be able to meet […]
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 […]
Thanks to all the effective voices that made this possible for our youth!” – Mónica García, 12/14/16 During last week’s LAUSD meeting, the Board suddenly reversed course and abandoned a carefully compromised plan that would have slowly returned the beginning of the school year closer to its traditional Labor Day start. Without a warning to […]
On November 16, 2016, the Office of the Independent Monitor held its semi-annual public hearings about the services provided by the LAUSD to students with special education needs. The following is a copy of my testimony before Dr. Rostetter: When I saw your reaction to Adam’s speech, it gave me something that I haven’t had […]