Austin Beutner Must Go

As the LAUSD strike drags on it is abundantly clear that the only way to bring an end to the chaos is to fire Superintendent Austin Beutner.

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Who "Taught" Your LAUSD Student Last Week?

Teachers are professionals that are trained to handle the many needs of their students. What about the people taking over during the strike?

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Kids First?

The LAUSD School Board loosens the rule on fingerprinting school volunteers. Have they just set up the next child abuse disaster?

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A Charter School Pawn

The charter industry hides behind children when it comes time to go through the renewal process for their publicly funded private schools.

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All You Want to Know About Looming Los Angeles Teachers Strike

Some were left stunned that the school board voted to allow volunteers into the classroom without full background checks. The board initially said no to the idea, but changed its position Tuesday ahead.

"I would've thought the district would have learned its lessons from Miramonte and the millions of dollars you paid out in claims," Carl Petersen, who has two special-needs daughters within the LAUSD, said, referring to a LAUSD elementary school teacher convicted of sexually abusing students. "This is one of the reasons we have financial problems."

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Where Do the LAUSD Board Members Stand?

Elected to represent the students in the District’s public schools, LAUSD’s Board Members have been mostly silent as the strike date nears.

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Parents Call Potential LAUSD Strike Plan 'Phenomenally Irresponsible'

Carl Petersen who has two special-needs daughters within the LAUSD, addressed the board over the issue.

"I would've thought the district would have learned its lessons from Miramonte and the millions of dollars you paid out in claims," he said, referring to a former LAUSD elementary school teacher convicted of sexually abusing students. "This is one of the reasons we have financial problems."

"They look for short-term results. And right now the only thing they have on their minds is how to staff those schools and keep them open."

He calls the board's decision a disaster waiting to happen.

"Unfortunately some kid is going to pay the price," Petersen said.

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LAUSD Board Eases Volunteer Restrictions In Event Of Strike

“The school district has failed. They have a specific obligation to the children, and they failed it,” parent Carl Petersen told CBS2. “They’ve had, what is it, two years now, in contract negotiations, and they don’t want to settle.”

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Can the LAUSD Ensure Student Safety During a Strike?

The District is encouraging parents to send their students to school if the teachers’ union strikes. Will they be sending kids into mayhem?

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Lowering Class Size: If Not Now, When?

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?

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