Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

LA City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

Ridley-Thomas is a long-time stooge of the charter school industry. He had close ties to former LAUSD Superintendent Austin Buetner, as I wrote about in this article from 2019:


https://changethelausd.medium.com/the-lausd-superintendents-web-of-deceit-a78185319119?sk=d93e17c77ca1fd1bc8e904529b23b9bb

 

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An Ethically Challenged School Board

LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez voted to approve a contract with a former employer. She then accepted a campaign donation from them.

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Shouldn't All Children Be Safe In The Schools They Attend?

The California Charter School Association blocks a bill requiring private schools to follow the same environmental rules as public schools.

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Public School Parasite

The LAUSD used COVID response funds to pay a consultant over $281,000 to implement Betsy DeVos’ public school destroying funding scheme.

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Dear Betsy DeVos: Your Friend Nick Melvoin

LAUSD School Board Member Nick Melvoin wrote to Trump's Education Secretary seeking funds to expand a charter school that is draining resources from Los Angeles public schools.

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Charter School Regulators Fail Again

A charter’s sudden and chaotic closure draws attention to the fact that these publicly funded private schools lack adequate oversight.

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Will A Lack Of Oversight Land School District In Court?

The Charter School Division’s enforcement falls between inconsistent and non-existent, creating potential legal liabilities for the LAUSD.

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Ethics Complaints Filed Against Nick Melvoin

LAUSD School Board Member is accused of diverting LAUSD resources meant to help students in an attempt to gain an advantage in his re-election campaign.

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Losing Sight Of The Needs Of Children And Their Families

LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin was the voice for those who wanted to open school campuses prematurely. When will he start putting “kids first?”

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José, Meet José

José Cole-Gutiérrez, the head of the LAUSD Charter School Division ignores his own words while refusing to hold a charter school accountable.

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