Is School Voucher System In Los Angeles A Done Deal?

The elected school board has not voted to implement the Student-Centered Funding scheme, but the LAUSD website says it is beginning in 2022.

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Sunday Mailbag

C.P. in Los Angeles, CA, writesWhile I agree that there is plenty of blame to go around, I think that you underestimated the amount of blame that should be assessed to George W. Bush. What was left out of your summary was the unnecessary incursion into Iraq. There was no immediate threat coming from this country and we should have kept our focus on Afghanistan. Had we concentrated on this effort at the earliest stages of nation-building, perhaps we could have built a more stable foundation.

I also wonder if 5% is too little an apportionment for Biden, if only because he had a seat at Barack Obama's table and should also be held responsible for those 8 years.

The question then becomes where to offset the blame. I would lean toward the U.S. military leadership, if only because the buck is supposed to stop with the Commander-In-Chief.

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Be Good Donny

Ex-presidents are supposed to shrink into the background. So, of course, Trump keeps on issuing proclamations. Carl & Nicole read his latest missive and discuss why their answer to him is "no."

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Is Kelly Gonez Facing Problems Getting Reelected?

Early in the 2022 race, the LAUSD School Board President has spent a lot of money on campaign consultants. Is she trying to shore up support or bury the competition?

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The LAUSD Takes A Bold First Step

To take on the threat posed by the Delta Variant, the district will require their staff, but not students, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Vote "No" On The Recall And Then Vote For Newsom's Potential Replacement

Not filling out the second part of the ballot clears the way for Trump’s Republican Party to take over if the recall effort is successful.

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A Charter School's Attack On The First Amendment

Instead of listening to the concerns of the community at Shirley Avenue Elementary School, Citizens of the World attempts to silence them.

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Carl J. Petersen: A Charter School’s Bait and Switch

"Carl J. Petersen covers education shenanigans in the Los Angeles area. Here he shows how one charter school ignored its own charter to prey on a public elementary school. Reposted with permission. Reposted with permission."

 

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Due Diligence?

LAUSD oversight is so lax that a proposed charter school thought that it could get away with hiring an accused felon as Executive Director.

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COVID Roulette

Six Flags Magic Mountain has a lot to lose if the country is forced back into lockdowns. Why aren’t they doing more to prevent this?

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