Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

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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Jackie Goldberg Hits the LAUSD Board Running

Ten months after their representative pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned, the residents of LAUSD Board District 5 are finally represented again.

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LAUSD Libraries are Safe (For Now)

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner ends his plan to defund some elementary school libraries next year as Jackie Goldberg takes her seat on the Board of Education.

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LAUSD's Measure EE Highlights the Need For Charter School Oversight

The parcel tax will help provide the funds to give Los Angeles students the schools they deserve. But charter schools will also get a cut of the revenue.

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The Voters Have Spoken (Again). Is the LAUSD Listening?

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

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Jackie Goldberg on Special Education

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