Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Who Elected the California Charter School Association?

Newly released documents confirm what has long been speculated: the charter school industry is running the office of LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin.

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The Country's Largest Charter School Expands into a Construction Zone

Was the LAUSD Board aware that Granada Hills Charter High School would raze its satellite campus just prior to its first year of expansion?

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Once Again Public School Students Are Left Holding The Bag

One charter school cancels its plans to open while another has its records seized by the feds. Both schools have drained badly needed funds from LAUSD students.

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The Country's Second Largest School District Enters a New Era

The charter industry loses its grip on the LAUSD School Board’s Presidency. Is the oversight of Superintendent Austin Beutner next?

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Who is Choosing Who? A Charter School Places Barriers to Entry

Granada Hills Charter High School not only requires incoming students to attend a summer program, but they also make it as inconvenient as possible for incoming students and their families.

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School Board Member Strikes Out in Attempt to Change Board Rules

For the third time, Nick Melvoin is unable to get his fellow LAUSD board members to vote on a project that he has been working on for over two years.

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Vote on LAUSD Rules Changes Delayed Again

For the second time, Nick Melvoin’s attempts to change the LAUSD Board rules have been pulled from the agenda before a vote could be taken.

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A School District Tried to Secure a Source of Funding and All It Got Was a Bill for $12.5 Million

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner presented a parcel tax resolution without getting input from the public. The voters rejected his proposal.

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Measure EE Puts Your LAUSD Child First

As the opposition to the parcel tax, the Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of businesses, not students sitting in overcrowded classrooms.

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Did Austin Beutner Sabotage the Passage of Measure EE?

Opponents of Measure EE are spending over $1 million to defeat a parcel tax that will fund local education. Is LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner helping them?

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