Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

When Lies Replace Plans

Unable to articulate how they would govern differently than their opponents, both Trump and Koziatek resort to smear tactics.

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More Dirty Money In A School Board Race?

The District Attorney raided the offices of a company whose executives have donated to LAUSD School Board candidate Marilyn Koziatek. Will she return the money?

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Ties To Anti-Gay and Anti-Abortion Groups Blot Record of School Board Candidate

School board candidate Marilyn Koziatek’s ties to groups promoting discrimination against LGBTQ people and families and to those defrauding and coercing pregnant women raises concerns about her fitness for office.

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The Lies In Your Mailbox

Charter schools blame Scott Schmerelson for the $1 billion iPad scandal that occurred before he took office. They backed his predecessor.

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Is LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Helping His Friend Profit From COVID-19?

A $50 million contract for COVID testing awarded to a three-month-old company with political and financial ties to the head of the district.

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Judging A Candidate By The Company She Keeps

While Marilyn Koziatek runs as an “LAUSD parent,” her endorsements come from people and organizations looking to dismantle public education.

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Where Is This "Public School Mom's" Public School Support?

If Marilyn Koziatek claims that she is running as an LAUSD parent, why does all of her support come from the charter school industry?

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Granada Hills Charter School Faced Another Allegation of Endangering Children

A Granada Hills Charter School employee alleges that he was fired after advising the leadership of a potential hazard at its facilities.

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Dirty Money In A School Board Race

Environmental predator, Villaraigosa benefactor, and securities fraudster Keith Brackpool contributes to Marilyn Koziatek’s LAUSD campaign.

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Marilyn Koziatek Did Not Do Her Homework

In addressing the financial difficulties faced by the LAUSD at a recent candidate forum, challenger Marilyn Koziatek used a lot of buzzwords and filler but did not give the in-depth answers that would show that she had a firm grasp of the issues. The students of LAUSD’s Board District 3 are depending on someone who has done their homework and can fight for their interests from day one.

Incumbent Scott Schmerelson is a lifetime educator who had experience as a principal, counselor, and teacher even before he joined the board. In these critical times, his continued presence on the LAUSD School Board is what our students need.

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