Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Even In A Time Of Crisis, Charter Schools Push On With Their Invasion

With our school children facing unprecedented upheaval, the California Charter School Association refuses to put politics aside.

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Did Marilyn Koziatek Accept An Illegal Campaign Contribution?

Complaint filed with Ethics Commission alleges that reducing the school board candidate’s job responsibilities without a salary reduction violates the law.

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Another Charter School Attempts A Hostile Takeover

Shirley Elementary is the latest LAUSD school to find its campus under siege by Citizens of the World. When will the district fight back?

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Let The Next Round Of Anti-Semitic Ads Begin

All four pro-public education candidates came in first in their LAUSD school board elections, but two will face run-offs in November.

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LAUSD School Board Candidate Silke Bradford: An 'F' on Charter School Oversight

As the former Director of the Charter School Office for LA County, LAUSD School Board Candidate Silke Bradford could provide insight into the renewal of the North Valley Military Institute. Does her failure to do so give an indication of what type of board member she would be?

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LAUSD District 3 Endorsement — Lifetime Educator Scott Schmerelson

The incumbent has a record of improving opportunities for children and is a far better choice than the charter profiteer or an inexperienced parent.

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The Children Are Left Behind in LAUSD School Board Race

As the California Charter School Association and their allies spend millions on negative ads, education issues are swept aside.

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LAUSD District 7 Endorsement - Parent Patricia Castellanos

Castellanos’ experience will bring a unique voice to a board that currently lacks a parent whose child attends any of the district’s schools.

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City Council Candidate Seeks A Working Relationship with School District

As CD-14 voters prepare to go to the polls, candidate Cyndi Otteson explains how the city should work in collaboration with the LAUSD.

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Two CA-30 Congressional Candidates Answer Questions About Federal Education Policy

The top finishers from the last two elections did not respond, but CJ Bernina and Brian Carroll did provide information for the voters.

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