Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Manipulating Data for the Benefit of Charter Schools

Instead of providing parents with information, The School Performance Framework (SPF) was doctored to serve the needs of the charter school industry. It is time to investigate @NickMelvoin for his role in this debacle.

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State of Denial: How Do Charter Schools Meet the Needs of Students in Special Education

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board is presented with a report detailing the discrepancies in enrollment between charter and public schools.

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Celebrating with Save Catskill

When we fight, we win! These hard-working public education activists successfully fought off a co-location from a charter school. On Saturday they took time to celebrate their victory.

Thank you for including me in the festivities.

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Don't Believe the Sacramento Charter School Compromise is a Bad Deal?

A charter school proponent does not even wait for the final vote on a charter reform bill to declare victory for these publicly funded private schools.

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Watered Down Charter School Reform Bill Falls Short

A compromise brokered by Governor Newsom will allow unelected county officials to continue overturning decisions by local school boards.

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Neighborhood Council Reiterates Support For School Board Resolution

The “Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public” proposal would move start times of LAUSD Board meetings so that more parents could attend.

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Nick Melvoin's Fire Sale Continues

The “School Performance Framework” was supposed to give parents more data. Instead, it manipulates information so charter schools can more easily take classrooms from LAUSD students.

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State of Our LAUSD Schools: Rudderless

LAUSD’s Superintendent Austin Beutner fails to set a vision for the school district as he sets the tone for the upcoming school year.

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Charter Schools Vs. Public School Students

When the LAUSD tried to improve accessibility to school buildings for children with Special Education needs, they were sued by the CCSA. Nick Melvoin helped them with that suit.

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Nick Melvoin Betrays the Public Trust

It appears that there was a mole in the boardroom as the LAUSD defended itself against a lawsuit from the charter school industry.

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