In the majority, charter school supporters had little respect for the minority. With the roles switched, Nick Melvoin demands collaboration.
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?
“A plan for ensuring best and fair practices for charter operators, including results that indicate positive impacts on the achievement gap, inclusion of all students, fair labor practices, and parent engagement practices.” -Steve Zimmer, 11/13/12 Betsy Devos, Eli Broad, and Michael Bloomberg have spent millions of dollars pushing to privatize our public schools with disastrous […]
“No question about @MagnoliaSchools academic superiority – questioning your reading skills.” -Alex Johnson, VP LA County Board of Education “Specifically, the CAASPP results in ELA and Math indicate that in both 2014-15 and 2015-16, 0% of the school’s English Learner (EL) population met or exceeded proficiency.” – LA County Office of Education Staff As the […]
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” […]
If parents are not happy with the school program, it is a school of choice. They are free (and indeed encouraged) to remove their kids from the school. There are plenty of other public school options for their children.” – Mr. Tschang, former KIPP Principal As I walked off stage at the only debate in […]
by Miriam Efrat. Read Part I here, read Part II here. Part Three: Dumping the Blame Game and setting some records straight No one likes to have their parenting choices judged by strangers. Engaged parents try to make choices that give their child the best possible opportunity in life. Ultimately, the charter vs. public school […]
by Miriam Efrat. Read Part I here, read Part III here. Part Two: The Budget is tight, but not bust—contrary to the challengers and received wisdom It is unclear whether the challengers just don’t understand the complexities of the District budget, or if they intentionally exaggerate in order to blame Zimmer for problems that he […]
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 […]
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 […]