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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Trump's Wall Hits the Popular Vote

Donald Trump’s biggest failure may be his inability to recognize that a majority of Americans voted against his presidency.

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Lessons I Learned During My First Semester of College

A little less than a week ago, I finished my first semester of college! These past three and a half months have been incredibly transformative for me. I’ve learned so much about myself and the world around me, and I want to share this with all of you.

 

Basic manners can make all the difference in someone’s day.

There is a server in the dining hall that has a reputation among the students for being grumpy. There were many days that I would go straight to the salad bar or deli bar and not eat the hot food (also to avoid the long lines). My mom suggested that I “make nice” by using simple pleasantries. Short exchanges like “hi”, “how are you”, “how’s your day”, “please”, and “thank you” can make a big difference. You never know what somebody is going through, so treating them with the respect that they are often denied can brighten their day more than you can imagine.

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As Strike Looms, LAUSD Special Education Practices Come Into Focus

With District leaders openly hostile towards the needs of students in special education classes, can the union extract essential changes to these programs?

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KLCS Dismissed

The television station owned by the LAUSD fails at providing unbiased coverage of Tuesday's public School Board meeting.

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The NRA Misses the Target with Their "Good Guy with a Gun" Strategy

The tragic circumstances at the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting demonstrate the fatal flaw in the NRA’s alternative to passing common sense gun control.

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Dismantling Our Public Schools

The District representatives were not helpful in suggesting remedies

- Cheryl Ortega

Under what circumstances should the police be called on a five-year-old child? According to parents at Mayberry Elementary School in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area of Los Angeles, the principal has called the Los Angeles Police Department about students under her charge on six different occasions. In one incident, a kindergarten student was questioned by police after he “pulled his pants down to a playmate”. When the boy’s mother, Britney Ingram, attempted to find out what was happening, she was told by the officers that the matter was a “confidential problem”, that she could not “be present while they questioned her son” and “that if her son did not testify they would take him to the police station.” Another parent who attempted to record the events was removed from the school at the direction of the principal despite the fact that she “was a registered [school] visitor at the time this happened”.

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