Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Using Students with Severe Special Education Needs As Lab Rats In An Education "Reform" Experiment

Was the LAUSD’s plan to limit accessibility to Special Education Centers in the best interests of the students who needed those services?

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Special Education Program at Fairfax High School Is Safe For Now

Nick Melvoin’s plan to displace a school for students with special needs is temporarily delayed. Will the other LAUSD board members fight to save it?

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Parent Engagement Charter School Style

One school demands payment to access records while another stations armed guards at a board meeting. Both continue to receive public funds.

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Does #MeToo Apply to Students in Charter Schools?

Students at North Valley Military Institute claimed they were victims of “abhorrent child sex abuse”. Was anyone listening?

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Nick Melvoin's Latest Attack on Special Education

LAUSD School Board Member's plans for an exclusive new middle school include displacing children with special education needs from Fairfax High School.

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Excluding Special Education

Confronted by evidence that the charter school industry is not fully serving children with special education needs, will the LAUSD act?

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Charter School Industry's Data Plan Goes Bust

The School Performance Framework (SPF) written by those who would like to privatize public education has been revoked by the LAUSD board with a 6-1 vote.

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When Facts Get In The Way, Change Them

The information age should have held truth to power. Instead, politicians from a school board member to the president just create new realities.

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What Is This Charter School Hiding?

Three years after their principal resigned in disgrace, El Camino Real Charter High School still refuses to release records that show how public funds were allowed to be used for private benefit.

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More Eyes Needed To Keep Watch On The Charter School Industry

The LAUSD is allowed to appoint a representative to each charter school governing board. The Board needs to step up and make this happen.

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