Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Austin Beutner Must Go

As the LAUSD strike drags on it is abundantly clear that the only way to bring an end to the chaos is to fire Superintendent Austin Beutner.

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Who "Taught" Your LAUSD Student Last Week?

Teachers are professionals that are trained to handle the many needs of their students. What about the people taking over during the strike?

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Kids First?

The LAUSD School Board loosens the rule on fingerprinting school volunteers. Have they just set up the next child abuse disaster?

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A Charter School Pawn

The charter industry hides behind children when it comes time to go through the renewal process for their publicly funded private schools.

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Where Do the LAUSD Board Members Stand?

Elected to represent the students in the District’s public schools, LAUSD’s Board Members have been mostly silent as the strike date nears.

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Can the LAUSD Ensure Student Safety During a Strike?

The District is encouraging parents to send their students to school if the teachers’ union strikes. Will they be sending kids into mayhem?

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Lowering Class Size: If Not Now, When?

If current and past members of the LAUSD School Board have called for lower class sizes, why are they battling their union on the issue?

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As Strike Looms, LAUSD Special Education Practices Come Into Focus

With District leaders openly hostile towards the needs of students in special education classes, can the union extract essential changes to these programs?

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KLCS Dismissed

The television station owned by the LAUSD fails at providing unbiased coverage of Tuesday's public School Board meeting.

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The NRA Misses the Target with Their "Good Guy with a Gun" Strategy

The tragic circumstances at the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting demonstrate the fatal flaw in the NRA’s alternative to passing common sense gun control.

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