One school demands payment to access records while another stations armed guards at a board meeting. Both continue to receive public funds.
I met Florencia, Jose’s mother, a few days earlier. Florencia and another mom had just left a meeting where they were told by district that CTC was being moved to accommodate WHFA. They were a combination of shock and sadness. They both did not want the school moved. The one mom whose daughter attends CTC said, “The Fairfax area is safe, I feel good having her here.” Florencia nodded in agreement. When I asked them if a move would be hard on their kids they said, “Yes.”
Students at North Valley Military Institute claimed they were victims of “abhorrent child sex abuse”. Was anyone listening?
Nick Melvoin’s plans for an exclusive new middle school include displacing children with special education needs from Fairfax High School.
Confronted by evidence that the charter school industry is not fully serving children with special education needs, will the LAUSD act?
The School Performance Framework (SPF) written by those who would like to privatize public education has been revoked by the LAUSD board with a 6-1 vote.
The information age should have held truth to power. Instead, politicians from a school board member to the president just create new realities.
Three years after their principal resigned in disgrace, El Camino Real Charter High School still refuses to release records that show how public funds were allowed to be used for private benefit.
The LAUSD is allowed to appoint a representative to each charter school governing board. The Board needs to step up and make this happen.
Nick Melvoin has put the interests of the charter school industry over the LAUSD students he is supposed to represent. Should this disqualify him from reviewing district employees?