Is The Huizar/Garcia Dynasty Poised To End?

Dr. Rocio Rivas is headed to a runoff in LAUSD Board District 2 after earning 9,584 votes more than Monica Garcia’s hand-picked successor.  

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Carl J. Petersen: A Valedictorian Speaks Truth To Power

"Carl J. Petersen blogs from LA, where one high school speaker used his graduation speech to call out the damage caused by school board members who back privatization...See the full post (including a video of the speech) here."

 

The NPE Blogs of the Day feature what the NPE editors think are interesting and important blog posts centered on issues of public education.

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UTLA Didn't Take Their Shot

Even without the endorsement of his union, teacher Marvin Rodriguez has forced incumbent Kelly Gonez into a runoff on November 8, 2022.

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Nick Melvoin and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Last week may have ended any dreams Nick Melvoin had for using a seat on the LAUSD School Board to jump-start a long political career.

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LA TACO HEADLINES:

"A Hollywood High valedictorian spoke out against school board members’ alleged abuses of power. [Medium]"

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A Tree Fell In The Woods

Ignored by the leaders of the city and the school district, a school for young adults with special education needs celebrates its graduates.

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Valedictorians in Florida and California Speak Truth to Power

"This is an optimistic story. This is a story about the young people graduating from our public schools. They have the knowledge, insight, and skill to see the games that unscrupulous adults are playing on them and on society. They speak out. They give all of us hope.

In California, a high school senior ripped into Los Angeles Unified School Board members for abandoning public schools and favoring privately managed public schools."

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A Valedictorian Speaks Truth To Power

The LAUSD could not silence this brave student as he called out the damage caused by school board members Nick Melvoin, Kelly Gonez, and Monica Garcia.

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A Bureaucracy Loses Sight Of The Children It Is Supposed To Serve

Under Nick Melvoin’s leadership, LAUSD’s Local District West shows a pattern of ignoring the serious concerns of public school parents.

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Corruption In The Redistricting Process?

Was it unethical for Luis Sanchez to serve on the LAUSD Redistricting Commission while his wife, Maria Brenes, was planning to run for a board seat?

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