Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Will Our Most Vulnerable Students Continue To Be Left Behind?

With the post-Christmas COVID-19 surge finally retreating, some Los Angeles students will begin returning to school. What about those who can’t?

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Ignoring The Special Education Problem Staring Us In The Face

The LAUSD ignores data suggesting that Asian children are not getting the special education services that they require in order to thrive.

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This Is How To Fight For Public Education

Los Angeles board members could learn from the approach of newly elected Oakland Unified School Board trustee Mike Hutchinson.

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Expanding Inequity

As Los Angeles school closures approach the first anniversary, teachers from a high-priced private school jump the COVID-19 vaccination line.

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LAUSD School Board President Punts

Kelly Gonez was elected to help run the Los Angeles Unified School District. Where is her plan for how students will return to classrooms?

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Charter Schools Invaded Our Neighborhoods Without Public Input

Eastside Padres Contra La Privatización details how East Los Angeles became saturated with charters to the detriment of the public schools.

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Kids Last

A Lawsuit alleges that a proposed KIPP charter school will be built “on a hazardous waste site” posing the risk of “significant environmental harms”.

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Enabling Theft And Fraud

The LAUSD continues to take away space from public school students to give to charter schools with past due bills totaling $1.9 million.

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Parent Engagement Continues To Be Pushed Aside In the LAUSD

Photo by Jackson Simmer on UnsplashThe majority supported by charter schools on LAUSD’s Board continues to block reinstatement of Parent Engagement and Special Ed Committees.

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Schools Are Not Props For A Hollywood Production

What happens when Hollywood money is used to promote charter schools? Guest columnist Francine Matthews-Flores, shares her experience.

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