Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Don't Believe the Sacramento Charter School Compromise is a Bad Deal?

A charter school proponent does not even wait for the final vote on a charter reform bill to declare victory for these publicly funded private schools.

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Watered Down Charter School Reform Bill Falls Short

A compromise brokered by Governor Newsom will allow unelected county officials to continue overturning decisions by local school boards.

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Neighborhood Council Reiterates Support For School Board Resolution

The “Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public” proposal would move start times of LAUSD Board meetings so that more parents could attend.

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Nick Melvoin's Fire Sale Continues

The “School Performance Framework” was supposed to give parents more data. Instead, it manipulates information so charter schools can more easily take classrooms from LAUSD students.

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State of Our LAUSD Schools: Rudderless

LAUSD’s Superintendent Austin Beutner fails to set a vision for the school district as he sets the tone for the upcoming school year.

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Charter Schools Vs. Public School Students

When the LAUSD tried to improve accessibility to school buildings for children with Special Education needs, they were sued by the CCSA. Nick Melvoin helped them with that suit.

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Nick Melvoin Betrays the Public Trust

It appears that there was a mole in the boardroom as the LAUSD defended itself against a lawsuit from the charter school industry.

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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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