Charter families have lined up at dawn in biting cold winds holding babies. They’ve sweated it out for hours standing around ice chests or taking turns under canopies. They’ve waited hours—sometimes nearly a full a day—to get into an LA Unified school board meeting. Then, they wait hours more just to be heard.” –LA School […]
Oversight: “the job of checking that a process or system is working well” –Macmillan Dictionary Before the LAUSD School Board began debate on the Issuance of Notice of Violations for El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) “requesting the charter school remedy violations by September 23, 2016”, the public had an opportunity to speak. Other […]
This is the final section of my paper: Education for Sale: LAUSD Throws the Fight in Its Competition with Charters. The previous section can be found at: Lack of Oversight The CCSA has also shown a willingness to use the courts to gain the upperhand in its competition with public schools. It has been […]
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” Steve Zimmer and George McKenna made clear where their loyalties lie when they joined Monica Garcia and Ref Rodriguez to block public access to the finalists in the search for a new Superintendent. At the October 13th Board meeting, Monica Ratliff proposed a resolution […]
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Special to K12NN from Karen Wolfe. Karen is an LAUSD parent leader and activist in support of public schools. While corporate education reformers take every opportunity during this week’s anniversary of the March on Washington to co-opt civil rights rhetoric, I was fortunate to bear witness as Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, the feisty, African American septuagenarian […]
Want to know what real-live parents think of “parent trigger”? Watch these videos. These selected speeches were excerpted from the June 18, 2013 Los Angeles Unified School District Board meeting and were made in response to board member Steve Zimmer’s resolution, “Comprehensive Information for Parent-Initiated Transformation.” Here’s what some parents had to say: Here’s what […]