Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Is Corruption Built Into The Charter School System?

Getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar should have ended his career. Instead, David Fehte was hired to lead another charter school.

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Parents Supporting Teachers: A View of Advocacy from the Trenches

Guest columnist Rachel Wagner gives a tour of Parents Supporting Teachers, the largest parent-led education advocacy group in Los Angeles.

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David Beats Goliath!

KIPP charter schools tried to bypass environmental laws to build a school on a site contaminated with toxic waste. The community fought back.

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The Race Begins In LAUSD Board District 2

For over a decade Monica Garcia has ignored public school parents. They could regain their voice by electing Dr. Rocio Rivas to the board.

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When Two Cults Collide

Maribel Campos was Granada Hills Charter Schools’ biggest cheerleader until they enforced a vaccine mandate for teachers.

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Might Will Not Make Right

In 2021 the charter school industry held all the cards but still tried to intimidate critics. This author won’t back down to their threats.

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Another Allegation Levied Against City Council Candidate

Charter school activist claims that Nick Melvoin’s staffer violated the LAUSD’s election policies during her run as a school board candidate.

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Victory For Shirley?

Citizens Of The World Charter School West Valley announces that they will move to a private facility next year. Will they follow through?

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The LAUSD Takes A Step Backward On COVID

Caving into pressure from a vocal anti-vax minority, Los Angeles schools will not enforce the vaccine mandate when classes resume in January.

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Charter School Debt Continues To Grow

The latest data released by LAUSD’s Charter School Division shows that publicly funded private schools now owe the district $13,758,747.

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