Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

A Charter School's Bait and Switch

Citizens of the World set to open in a different neighborhood than the one described in its charter threatening Colfax Charter Elementary School.

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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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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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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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