A School District's Gag Rule

To prevent parents from sharing what services are available for children with special education needs, the LAUSD requires confidentiality.

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Who Pays The Price For Charter School Expansion?

LAUSD Teacher Angie Romo asks why the victims of charter school takeovers are usually students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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Carl Petersen: Parents Group Issues Statement Opposing Lawsuit Against The LAUSD

"Carl J. Petersen is a writer and advocate who has kept close tabs on the ins and outs of reform in Los Angeles. LAUSD has emerged as one of the hot spots in the ongoing debates about reopening school buildings; now, some astroturfers have decided it’s time to sue the district, and an actual grassroots group is opposing them...It’s a crazy story of privilege and politics. Read the entire post here."

 

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Choosing A Public School

In the latest installment of the Voices From The Community series, LAUSD parent Audrey Wauchope Lieberstein details the reasons why she chose her neighborhood school when enrolling her child in kindergarten.

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The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Trump is mad at Major League Baseball. Carl and Nicole read his statement.

 

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Parents Group Issues Statement Opposing Lawsuit Against The LAUSD

As groups opposed to public education continue to demonize United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), "Parents Supporting Teachers" pushes back.

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It Is Time To End The Filibuster

The “rights” of the minority party should not come at the cost of minority rights. H. R. 1 must be passed to defend against voter suppression.

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The calendar has moved on but the demands remain the same (Photo by Unseen Histories on Unsplash)

 

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Is Equity Just A Talking Point?

LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia talks a lot about how the children of the district deserve equity. Will she back those words up with action?

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Educating The Squeaky Wheel

Many parents remain cautious about physically returning to school while groups pushing a forced reopening get an outsized voice in the media.

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What Is The Status Of Parent Engagement In Los Angeles?

The block of board members elected with the financial support of the charter school industry is battling back against reinstating the Parent Engagement Committee.

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