Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Parent Engagement Charter School Style

One school demands payment to access records while another stations armed guards at a board meeting. Both continue to receive public funds.

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Does #MeToo Apply to Students in Charter Schools?

Students at North Valley Military Institute claimed they were victims of “abhorrent child sex abuse”. Was anyone listening?

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Nick Melvoin's Latest Attack on Special Education

LAUSD School Board Member's plans for an exclusive new middle school include displacing children with special education needs from Fairfax High School.

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Excluding Special Education

Confronted by evidence that the charter school industry is not fully serving children with special education needs, will the LAUSD act?

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The School Performance Framework (SPF) written by those who would like to privatize public education has been revoked by the LAUSD board with a 6-1 vote.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