Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

LAUSD School Board Candidates Weigh In On Charter Schools' Use Of PPP

As workers struggle through the deepening economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, LAUSD School Board Candidates weigh in on charter schools' use of the Payroll Protection Program.

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Charter School Executive Embezzled $3.1 Million While The LAUSD Stood By

 

Board Member Nick Melvoin approved of an oversight regimen that allowed Community Preparatory Academy to defraud taxpayers for five years.

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Another Neighborhood Council Calls For Co-Location Moratorium

Harbor City unanimously passes resolution supporting a hold on new Prop-39 placements until after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.  

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The American Education System Strains Under The Weight Of An Expanded Mission

Trump’s push to force children back into classrooms during a pandemic is the latest example of how schools have become the social safety net.

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LAUSD School Board Candidate Silent As Charter Schools Double Dip At The Public Trough

Marilyn Koziatek will not answer questions about Granada Hills Charter taking over $8 million from the Payroll Protection Program.

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Is This What This Charter School Was Hiding?

Did El Camino Real Charter High School refuse to reveal the results of an audit in order to cover up a “potential violation of nepotism policy”?

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This Charter School Did Not Protect Its Payroll

 

After taking $4.606 million from a program meant to save jobs, Palisades Charter High School votes to layoff some of its employees.

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The Attempted Assassination Of A Public School District

After losing re-election, former board member, Caprice Young, supported by the charter school industry, went on to profit from the failures she herself set in motion.

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LAUSD: What Is The Plan Going Forward?

COVID-19 has brought chaos to our students, especially those with special education needs. How will we help them recover?

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Selling Beaudry: A Step In The Right Direction Or More Of The Same?

The LAUSD headquarters building is a symbol of the vast bureaucracy that leaves stakeholders feeling detached. A sale will compound the problem.

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