Los Angeles Asks For a Charter School Pause

The LAUSD School Board resists intense pressure from the charter school industry to ask the state for a moratorium on new charter schools.

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Granada Hills Charter High School and the Case for a Moratorium

Unable to provide proper oversight over the charters already operating under its authority, the LAUSD considers hitting the pause button.

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The Winners and Losers of the LAUSD Strike

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?

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We Interrupt This Strike For a Regularly Scheduled Day Off

What effect is there on students when schools are closed for holidays where most parents have to work?

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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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