Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Charter School Industry's Data Plan Goes Bust

The School Performance Framework (SPF) written by those who would like to privatize public education has been revoked by the LAUSD board with a 6-1 vote.

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When Facts Get In The Way, Change Them

The information age should have held truth to power. Instead, politicians from a school board member to the president just create new realities.

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What Is This Charter School Hiding?

Three years after their principal resigned in disgrace, El Camino Real Charter High School still refuses to release records that show how public funds were allowed to be used for private benefit.

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More Eyes Needed To Keep Watch On The Charter School Industry

The LAUSD is allowed to appoint a representative to each charter school governing board. The Board needs to step up and make this happen.

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Can An Ethically Challenged School Board Member Pass Judgement On Others?

Nick Melvoin has put the interests of the charter school industry over the LAUSD students he is supposed to represent. Should this disqualify him from reviewing district employees?

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How Do You Rank The Value Of A School?

While the charter school industry continues to push for a Yelp-like rating of schools, LAUSD parents support the effort to fight back.

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A Fox Watches Over the Data Hen House

 

Board Member Nick Melvoin got caught manipulating data for the benefit of the charter school industry. He now oversees the LAUSD’s data-driven efforts.

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The California Charter School Association Purposefully Puts Students In Danger

For almost a century, the Field Act has successfully protected public school students from earthquake damage. Charter schools are exempt.

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The Hijacking of Special Education

The Chanda Smith consent decree should have helped every LAUSD student with special education needs. Instead, it harmed the most vulnerable.

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Now In the Minority, A School Board Member Changes His Tune

In the majority, charter school supporters had little respect for the minority. With the roles switched, Nick Melvoin demands collaboration.

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