Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Will Charter Schools Fail If They Have To Follow The Same Rules As Public Schools?

California’s AB 1316 would hold charter schools to the same standards as their public counterparts. The CCSA says this is “anti-charter.”

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School District Tells Parents To Go Pound Sand

LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez reneges on plans to restart the Parent Engagement Committee after pressure from Melvoin, Garcia, and Franklin.

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Parent Group Demands That The Next LAUSD Superintendent Have Education Background

The largest public education advocacy group in Los Angeles also looks to play a role in the search for a successor to Austin Beutner.

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Teacher? Babysitter? Social Director? Therapist?

For years, those claiming that they want to reform education have savagely attacked the teaching profession. The pandemic proved them wrong.

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New Lawsuit Against LAUSD Jeopardizes The Health Of Families

If successful, the suit would reduce social distancing and prohibit the district from requiring COVID-19 testing as campuses are reopened.

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A School District's Gag Rule

To prevent parents from sharing what services are available for children with special education needs, the LAUSD requires confidentiality.

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Who Pays The Price For Charter School Expansion?

LAUSD Teacher Angie Romo asks why the victims of charter school takeovers are usually students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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Choosing A Public School

In the latest installment of the Voices From The Community series, LAUSD parent Audrey Wauchope Lieberstein details the reasons why she chose her neighborhood school when enrolling her child in kindergarten.

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Parents Group Issues Statement Opposing Lawsuit Against The LAUSD

As groups opposed to public education continue to demonize United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), "Parents Supporting Teachers" pushes back.

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Is Equity Just A Talking Point?

LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia talks a lot about how the children of the district deserve equity. Will she back those words up with action?

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