Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

LAUSD Libraries are Safe (For Now)

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner ends his plan to defund some elementary school libraries next year as Jackie Goldberg takes her seat on the Board of Education.

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LAUSD's Measure EE Highlights the Need For Charter School Oversight

The parcel tax will help provide the funds to give Los Angeles students the schools they deserve. But charter schools will also get a cut of the revenue.

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The Voters Have Spoken (Again). Is the LAUSD Listening?

With an overwhelming victory in the general election, Jackie Goldberg has earned the right to be seated immediately on the LAUSD Board of Education.

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Jackie Goldberg on Special Education

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A School Board Race Turns Ugly

Unable to compete against Jackie Goldberg’s experience, the supporters of Heather Repenning resort to the politics of bigotry as election day in LAUSD Board District 5 approaches.

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LAUSD Board Delays Vote on Cutting Public Speaking Time

Nick Melvoin’s plan to change the Board rules was pulled from the agenda at the last minute. It will now be heard at a Board meeting in June.

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LAUSD Board Moves to Cut Public Speaking Time

Ignoring the proposed “Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public” resolution, Nick Melvoin seeks less public input on education issues.

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Mishandling Data to Create Failing Schools

How can schools that are designed to serve children with specific needs be judged by the same criteria as those serving the general population?

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The Los Angeles Times' History of Putting Kids Last

As the paper of record for those who want to privatize our education system, the Los Angeles Times endorses a candidate for the LAUSD School Board even after saying that she does not have any “insightful or original” ideas. They did have good things to say about Jackie Goldberg.

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Stealing Scarce Education Funds From LAUSD Students

The Community Preparatory Academy charter school was allowed to operate for two years while being past due on $82,240 in LAUSD invoices.  That wasn't all...

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