They Really Don't Want Parental Input

If the development of the LAUSD’s plan for providing Special Education services is supposed to be collaborative, why are parents excluded?

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What Do Trump And Charter Schools Have In Common?

Independent auditors are meant to be gatekeepers of financial systems. Sham audit mills used by charter schools leave taxpayers unprotected.

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Charter School Division Finally Provides An Update

In the first update in over ten months, the LAUSD provides seven-month-old information showing that charter schools still owe $3,856,851 in past-due fees.

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Parents Vs. Teachers?

To provide the Special Education services that a student needs, the IEP team must work collaboratively, recognizing what each member brings to the table.

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Carl J. Petersen: The GOP Politician Who Is Tough Enough to Kill a Puppy

"Carl J. Petersen is a parent in Los Angeles who writes here about a politician who is mean enough and dumb enough to kill a 14-month dog. Cricket didn’t obey her orders so she took him to the bottom of a gravel pit and shot him in the head. Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota justly earned national scorn for her act of animal cruelty."

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Killing Puppies and Kicking Babies

In a political system upended by Trump do politicians think it is beneficial to brag about murdering their pets?

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LAUSD Candidate Forum: Inclusion and Diversity

School Board candidates were asked questions about how the LAUSD should address Anti-Semitism, homophobia, and Black Student Achievement. Will any of them answer?

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Celebrating Second Chances

Nicole and I met as I crawled out of one of the darkest times in my life. Today we celebrate 16 years of a second chance at wedded bliss.

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Our Kids Can’t Wait

LAUSD bureaucrats say that “placement continues to be an IEP decision” but eliminate options by taking away Special Education classes from this school.

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Putting Party Above Country

Republican Mike Garcia represents an area that voted for Biden, but his actions as a Congressman show loyalty to one person: Trump.

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