The Dark Knight - A Congressman Votes Against the Interests of His Constituents

Steve_Knight.jpgAs multiple fires burned out of control throughout Southern California, including the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita, Congressman Steve Knight used his Twitter feed to provide his constituents with vital information. However, the help needed by the victims of these disasters cannot be delivered on social media, they will need their governments to provide them with an actual safety net. Unfortunately, the tax bill voted on by Knight last month eliminates one way that this assistance is already provided as it “would phase out the ability to deduct personal casualty losses from wildfires and earthquakes...but keep the deduction for damage from hurricanes and floods like those in Florida and Texas this year.” Knight’s “yes” vote helped to pass the bill.

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Luis Lopez

Jackie_Goldberg.pngJackie Goldberg, Assemblymember (ret.)

Dear Neighbor in Northeast and Eastside L.A.—

I speak from experience when I say it’s wise to support public schools AND wonderful to have local classroom teachers on your side.

Luis Lopez has earned the endorsement of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). It’s another reason I’m proud to support Luis s our next Assemblymember. I hope you join me in voting for Luis this Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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A Very Different Definition of Choice

iGranada_Data.jpgDid the conversion of Granada Hills High School actually reduce the options available to parents and students?

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CHARTERS AND CONSEQUENCES: An Investigative Series by the Network for Public Education

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Depriving the LAUSD Board of Ignorance


Having been made aware of safety violations at Granada Hills Charter High School will the LAUSD School Board take the opportunity to put “kids first”?

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Should students assigned to Granada Hills charter school be able to opt out of partially-online program?

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Senate Education Committee Informational Hearing: Charter School Authorization in CA

My testimony at the Senate Education Committee Informational Hearing: Charter School Authorization in CA on October 23, 2017:


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Los Angeles: Charter-Controlled School Board Eases Rules for Charters

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The LAUSD Continues to Reward Failure

 

Pushing through their “Charters First” agenda, the LAUSD School Board renews another charter with academic and financial failures.

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Parents Against Accountability

IMG-2150.JPGIf charters perform as well as their supporters allege, then why do they resist any attempt to hold a magnifying glass to their operations?

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