LAUSD School Board Candidates Weigh In On Charter Schools' Use Of PPP

As workers struggle through the deepening economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, LAUSD School Board Candidates weigh in on charter schools' use of the Payroll Protection Program.

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Deputy City Attorney Tries To Shut Down Vote Holding City Councilmember Accountable

Northridge East Neighborhood Council overrules board president and votes to keep the resolution on the agenda despite “confidential” threats.

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Charter School Executive Embezzled $3.1 Million While The LAUSD Stood By

 

Board Member Nick Melvoin approved of an oversight regimen that allowed Community Preparatory Academy to defraud taxpayers for five years.

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Another Neighborhood Council Calls For Co-Location Moratorium

Harbor City unanimously passes resolution supporting a hold on new Prop-39 placements until after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.  

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The American Education System Strains Under The Weight Of An Expanded Mission

Trump’s push to force children back into classrooms during a pandemic is the latest example of how schools have become the social safety net.

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Will Neighborhood Council Ask John Lee If He Is “City Staffer B?”

Northridge East is expected to consider a resolution asking LA City Councilman if he is the city employee referenced in the federal indictment of his former boss.

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LAUSD School Board Candidate Silent As Charter Schools Double Dip At The Public Trough

Marilyn Koziatek will not answer questions about Granada Hills Charter taking over $8 million from the Payroll Protection Program.

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I Am A Patriot (2020)

In Trump’s Divided States of America, patriotism is defined by blind obedience. This is the opposite of what is expected of true patriots.

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Carl J. Petersen: Los Angeles Charter School Took $4.6 Million from PPP, Then Laid Off Employees

 

"Carl J. Petersen, writer and public school parent in Los Angeles, writes here about a Los Angeles charter schools that took millions from the federal Paycheck Protection Plan, then laid off employees anyway.

The purpose of PPP was to help small businesses and to ensure that they did not fire employees because they couldn’t afford to pay them. But charter schools, which had suffered no economic harm, cashed in on the program…because they could.

Petersen writes:"

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Is This What This Charter School Was Hiding?

Did El Camino Real Charter High School refuse to reveal the results of an audit in order to cover up a “potential violation of nepotism policy”?

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