Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

The Los Angeles Times' History of Putting Kids Last

As the paper of record for those who want to privatize our education system, the Los Angeles Times endorses a candidate for the LAUSD School Board even after saying that she does not have any “insightful or original” ideas. They did have good things to say about Jackie Goldberg.

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Stealing Scarce Education Funds From LAUSD Students

The Community Preparatory Academy charter school was allowed to operate for two years while being past due on $82,240 in LAUSD invoices.  That wasn't all...

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The LAUSD School Board's Secret Committee

LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia and Vice-President Nick Melvoin both make reference to a Rules Committee that has not held any public meetings. Where is the transparency?

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LAUSD School Board Member Scott Schmerelson Steps Up

It appears that the “Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public” resolution has found the sponsor that it needed to move on toward Board approval.

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If the LAUSD's Goal is "Parent Engagement", What is the Plan of Action?

The LAUSD Board is set to discuss the “Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public” resolution at Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday.

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The LAUSD Empire Strikes Back

Parents are caught unaware as Austin “Darth” Beutner quietly launches a plan that could close the libraries in some LAUSD elementary schools.

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Improving Democracy: Ranked Choice Voting

Jackie Goldberg and the case for Ranked Choice Voting: Why hasn’t a system that amplifies the voice of the voters, expands the universe of ideas and saves taxpayers money been more widely adopted?

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The Voters Have Spoken. Is the LAUSD Listening?

With an overwhelming victory in the primary election, Jackie Goldberg has earned the right to be seated on the Board of Education.

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Allison Bajracharya: Looking to Fail Up?

Camino Nuevo runs two schools labeled as “underperforming.” Their chief of operations wants a seat on the LAUSD School Board.

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Jackie Goldberg: A Chance to Reclaim our Public Schools

Only Jackie Goldberg has the experience and chutzpah to fix the mess that Ref Rodriguez created for LAUSD Board District 5.

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