Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

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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Manipulating Data for the Benefit of Charter Schools

Instead of providing parents with information, The School Performance Framework (SPF) was doctored to serve the needs of the charter school industry. It is time to investigate @NickMelvoin for his role in this debacle.

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State of Denial: How Do Charter Schools Meet the Needs of Students in Special Education

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board is presented with a report detailing the discrepancies in enrollment between charter and public schools.

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Celebrating with Save Catskill

When we fight, we win! These hard-working public education activists successfully fought off a co-location from a charter school. On Saturday they took time to celebrate their victory.

Thank you for including me in the festivities.

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Don't Believe the Sacramento Charter School Compromise is a Bad Deal?

A charter school proponent does not even wait for the final vote on a charter reform bill to declare victory for these publicly funded private schools.

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Watered Down Charter School Reform Bill Falls Short

A compromise brokered by Governor Newsom will allow unelected county officials to continue overturning decisions by local school boards.

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