Flushing Your Money Down the Toilet

Without any oversight from the public, Granada Hills Charter High School spends thousands on construction and even more money to tear it down. Where is the LAUSD Charter School Division?

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The LAUSD's Failure of Leadership

The District’s School Board had years to prepare for Ref Rodriguez’ departure. So why were they caught flat-footed?

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Proposed LAUSD Board Resolution Would Give Board District 5 Representation

A plan by Scott Schmerelson would seat former Board Member Jackie Goldberg until a special election can be held.

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Silly Parents, We'll Tell You What to Look For

If the LAUSD wants to create a way for parents to evaluate schools, shouldn’t they ask parents to create the report card?

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Is This What Democracy Looks Like in the LAUSD?

Following the example of the charter schools that put them in power, the LAUSD Board excludes stakeholders from the decision-making process.

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LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez Resigns. Now what?

After being victimized by an election tainted by fraud, the stakeholders of District 5 now have no representation at all.

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A Charter School Regulator Plays the Blame Game

"It is the responsibility of the school to follow the law and its authorizer to ensure this is done to the extent possible."

- Debra Duardo, Superintendent

Los Angeles County Office of Education


Last November, the LAUSD rejected the North Valley Military Institute’s (NVMI) charter renewal. As allowed by California law, the school appealed the decision to the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), whose staff also recommended a rejection. However, the county board ignored their staff’s findings and approved the renewal. They did so without having a current, certified copy of the school’s required annual independent audit.

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LA charter chief says all students reimbursed after alleged illegal summer school fees

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WANTED: A Resister-In-Chief

As the temperature heads towards 120° in Los Angeles, I am trying to concentrate on cool thoughts. Having been part of the last generation of paperboys in suburban New York, there are plenty of snowy memories to rely on.

In one of my favorites, I woke up after an overnight snowstorm having to deliver a thick Sunday paper using roads that had still not been plowed. Not wanting to make several trips, I had the brilliant plan of strapping a milk crate to my sled. This worked great for the first half of my route, at which point the sun came out in full force and completely melted the fresh snow. It took me forever to finish my route as I dragged the sled over solid ground.

“Man Plans and God Laughs.”

- Yiddish proverb

Chicken.JPGAfter serving our country as president for eight years, Barack Obama now finds himself in an unexpected melt. His best-laid plans have been upended by a successor who has taken every opportunity to roll back the policies that he put into place, regardless of how these policies benefited the country. A worldwide effort to slow global warming (120°!) - abandoned. A compromise plan to ensure that Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons - also abandoned. A years-long decline in the number of Americans without health insurance - ended with a jump of more than three million in one year under Trump.

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KNX 1070 Newsradio - June 27, 2018

Transcript:

State education officials have told a public charter school in Sun Valley to stop charging fees for students to attend summer school. Superintendent of the North Valley Military Institute tells the Daily News the fees were required because the school didn't have the budget otherwise. San Fernando Valley education advocate, Carl Petersen, filed a complaint against the school. He tells KNX the fees were wrong:

"This creates a barrier. They serve mainly low-income students. What they are saying is that if you can't afford this, then you don't get the services. That is not what public education is about."

The school's superintendent says the school believes the fees were legal but will listen to state officials and refund the money.

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