Still Fighting For Their Public School

Having been abandoned by the LAUSD, the Shirley Avenue Elementary School community confronts their invaders directly.

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Another Charter School Disregards Student Safety

Girls Athletic Leadership charter school (GALS) will squeeze their new campus onto a 1.2-acre site in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

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"Speak UP" For White Parents With Financial Privilege

LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin’s charter school advocacy group releases a study proving they were wrong about reopening schools after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Bull In LAUSD's China Shop

As Monica Garcia’s penultimate school year on the board comes to a close her latest proposal puts her legacy clearly in focus.

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California Legislature Puts Profits Over Students

The charter school industry successfully lobbies against efforts to prevent another $50 million theft of scarce education funds.

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LAUSD School Board President Misleads A Government Body

In an appearance before the Reseda Neighborhood Council, Kelly Gonez deflects blame for refusing to allow Parent Engagement Committee meetings.

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A New Hope

Perhaps that isn’t a train coming at us from the opposite direction but an actual light at the end of the tunnel.

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Nick Melvoin's Vote In Support Of Failed Charter School Repudiated

School board member was in the minority on the vote to deny Prepa Tec’s renewal. California’s State Board of Education upheld the board’s decision.

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Carl Petersen: What Should Los Angeles Expect From A New Schools Superintendent?

"Carl Petersen is a parent, an advocate for students with special education needs, an elected member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council, a member of the LAUSD’s CAC, and was a Green Party candidate in LAUSD’s District 2 School Board race. During the campaign, the Network for Public Education (NPE) Action endorsed him, and Dr. Diane Ravitch called him a “strong supporter of public schools.” In a recent article he looks at what LAUSD should be searching for in their next superintendent to replace Austin Beutner.

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What Should Los Angeles Expect From A New Schools Superintendent?

Outlining the qualities that Austin Beutner’s successor will need to successfully lead the LAUSD in the COVID-19 recovery.

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