Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Schools Are Not Props For A Hollywood Production

What happens when Hollywood money is used to promote charter schools? Guest columnist Francine Matthews-Flores, shares her experience.

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Kelly Gonez's First Opponent Announces His Candidacy

Public school teacher and parent Marvin Rodríguez will attempt to unseat the LAUSD School Board President in the 2022 Board District 6 election.

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Charter Schools Are Not The Answer

Voices From The Community

Guest columnist Emiliana Dore makes the case for preserving public schools as a way of fighting racial injustice in our communities.

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The LAUSD's 2020 Report Card

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the second-largest school district in the country. A look back at some of the major events...

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Happy Holidays! You're On Your Own.

While the LAUSD continues to feed children and adults during the holiday break, Granada Hills Charter leaves students to fend for themselves.

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Neighborhood Council Expresses Concern About Over-Due Bills and Fraud

The Northridge East Neighborhood Council requests that the City Of Los Angeles assist the LAUSD in solving PROP-39 co-location problems.

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Doubling Down On Excluding Parents

The newly crowned LAUSD Board President’s reasons for not reinstating the Parent Engagement and Special Education Committees are full of holes.

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New School Board President Nixes Parent Engagement And Special Education Committees

Parents of public school students are pushed aside as a majority supported by the charter school industry takes control of the LAUSD Board.

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Two School Board Members Fail To Hold Failing Charter School Accountable

Nick Melvoin and Monica Garcia are the lone votes on the LAUSD School Board to approve Prepa Tec charter school for another five years.

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Anti-Union Democrats

While their party’s 2020 platform expresses support of labor, these Democratic politicians work against the right to organize.

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