Unable to provide proper oversight over the charters already operating under its authority, the LAUSD considers hitting the pause button.
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?
As the LAUSD strike drags on it is abundantly clear that the only way to bring an end to the chaos is to fire the Superintendent.
“[If there is a strike] these students’ health and safety would be in jeopardy.They could get hurt, hurt themselves, or hurt others.” – Exhibit A in LAUSD Court Filing With their teachers set to walk out of their classrooms, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) needs bodies. In order to get the upper hand […]
The District representatives were not helpful in suggesting remedies” – Cheryl Ortega Under what circumstances should the police be called on a five-year-old child? According to parents at Mayberry Elementary School in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area of Los Angeles, the principal has called the Los Angeles Police Department about students under her charge on […]
We are living at a time in our nation when democracy and true representative government is being attacked and eroded at every level of leadership” – LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson It has been almost three months since the LAUSD School Board rejected Board Member Scott Schmerelson’s “Providing a Voice and a Vote for the […]
Recently, I was presented with an amazing opportunity in the private sector to work with some of the most brilliant and well-respected leaders in their industry. While I didn’t seek this out – sometimes tremendous opportunities find you” – LA City Councilman Mitch Englander Republican Mitch Englander spent $404,421.93 during his last re-election campaign in […]
A perfect example of what is wrong with the California law regarding charter authorizing.” – Scott Schmerelson The average school in the United States has 507 students. Through the 2018-2019 school year, Granada Hills Charter High School is authorized for an enrollment capacity of 5,500 students. This is more than the total number of students […]
By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.“ – Benjamin Franklin On Wednesday, August 15, the LAUSD School Board met for the first time since Ref Rodriguez resigned in disgrace on July 23, 2018. Neither a discussion about scheduling a special election to fill the seat nor Board Member Scott Schmerelson’s resolution to temporarily […]
The constituents of Board District 5 endured a tainted election in 2015 and have suffered the absence of a legitimate office holder since July 1, 2015, and therefore immediately deserve a respected and experienced voice and representation on the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District“ – LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson Ref […]