Charter School Regulators Fail Again

A charter’s sudden and chaotic closure draws attention to the fact that these publicly funded private schools lack adequate oversight.

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Facing Down Another Birthday With Jack And Diane

Traveling out of state on the weekend before my birthday I find myself reminiscing, taking stock of the present, and looking into the future.

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Will A Lack Of Oversight Land School District In Court?

The Charter School Division’s enforcement falls between inconsistent and non-existent, creating potential legal liabilities for the LAUSD.

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Ethics Complaints Filed Against Nick Melvoin

LAUSD School Board Member is accused of diverting LAUSD resources meant to help students in an attempt to gain an advantage in his re-election campaign.

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California Assemblywoman Traffics In Trump's Big Lie

38th Assembly District representative Suzette Martinez Valladares promotes the falsehood that recent elections were fraudulently conducted.

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Losing Sight Of The Needs Of Children And Their Families

LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin was the voice for those who wanted to open school campuses prematurely. When will he start putting “kids first?”

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Selling Her Political Soul For Charter Schools

Former California State Senate majority leader Gloria Romero ignores Larry Elder’s documented misogyny in endorsing his candidacy.

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José, Meet José

José Cole-Gutiérrez, the head of the LAUSD Charter School Division ignores his own words while refusing to hold a charter school accountable.

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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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