Carl J. Petersen: A Case Study In White Savior Complex

"Carl J. Petersen is a parent and student advocate in Los Angeles. This recent post shows how the Citizens of the World charter ended up hurting the students it set out to save. Reposted with permission."

 

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Los Angeles Sheriff Refuses To Do His Job

Endangering plans to open Los Angeles schools, rogue sheriff Alex Villanueva announces that he will not enforce the new mask mandate.

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Neoliberal Forces Dominate Public Education in Sacramento

No Charter School Reform or Taxpayer Protection

"When San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan brought down the $50 million A-3 charter scam, she noted, “People v. McManus revealed many weaknesses in the State’s education system in the areas of fraud enforcement, student data tracking, auditing, school finance, and oversight of charter schools.”

To address these weaknesses Assembly Members Daniel O’Donnell, Cristina Garcia, and Kevin McCarty introduced AB1316. The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) expressed strong opposition to the bill.  As education writer Carl Petersen observed, “Unfortunately, AB1316 was placed in the inactive file by a political system unwilling to risk the wrath of the California Charter School Association.”

This year is turning into a very bad year for public education in California. Neoliberal Democrats and the CCSA are having their way."

 

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Nick Melvoin To Seek Reelection

Months after the filing window opened, LAUSD School Board Member files to keep Board District 4’s seat in the hands of the charter school industry.

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The Charter School Industry Buys Itself A Governor

Supporters of privatizing education are already reaping the rewards of financing the campaign against the Republican recall of Gavin Newsom.

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Cashing in on Kids - July 7, 2021

"How we’re fighting back

Still fighting for their public school. Los Angeles parents, students, teachers, and other community members are protesting after Citizens of the World (COTW) charter schools used the California law known as Prop-39 to take space from Shirley Avenue Elementary School campus. Patch.com

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The Door Hits Los Angeles School Superintendent On The Way Out

While Austin Beutner’s leadership of the LAUSD during the COVID-19 pandemic should be praised, his missteps should not be forgotten.

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A Case Study In White Savior Complex

Citizens of the World Charter Schools’ mission to celebrate diversity ended up hurting the BIPOC communities they sought to help.

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An Athletic School Without A Gym

How will the Girls Athletic Leadership (charter) School (GALS)  serve student-athletes without having the necessary facilities?

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Carl J. Petersen: Another Charter School Disregards Student Safety

"Carl J. Petersen keeps an eye on Los Angeles. In this piece, he reports Girls Athletic Leadership charter school (GALS) will squeeze their new campus onto a 1.2-acre site in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Reposted with permission."

 

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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