Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

The LAUSD Superintendent Is Failing At Supporting Special Education

With about 62,500 students in the LAUSD having disabilities, Alberto M. Carvalho needs to develop a more inclusive plan to meet their needs.

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Lying To The Board Of Education

NVMI’s representatives get caught in a series of lies as they try to force the LAUSD to give in to its demands under California’s PROP-39.

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Amway Calling

Is Amway heiress Betsy DeVos behind phone calls supporting the failed attempt to get the L.A. Democratic Party to endorse LAUSD School Board candidate Maria Brenes?

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Exterminating Special Education

Guest columnist Vicky Maronyan writes about her battles with the LAUSD to get the programs that would help her child meet her full potential.

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Why Is The LAUSD Financially Supporting Bigotry?

The Los Angeles School Board voted to send $6 million to the Florida Department of Education as that state implements a “Don’t Say Gay” law.

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As Students Dwindle, A Charter School Seeks To Build More Space

Bright Star’s Valor Academy contributes to a charter school building boom financed by taxpayers in the midst of declining student enrollment.

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Why Is This School District Ignoring The Needs Of Its Most Venerable Students?

LAUSD Board Members and the Superintendent do anything but listen as a plea is made on behalf of children with special education needs.

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Is The Huizar/Garcia Dynasty Poised To End?

Dr. Rocio Rivas is headed to a runoff in LAUSD Board District 2 after earning 9,584 votes more than Monica Garcia’s hand-picked successor.  

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UTLA Didn't Take Their Shot

Even without the endorsement of his union, teacher Marvin Rodriguez has forced incumbent Kelly Gonez into a runoff on November 8, 2022.

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Nick Melvoin and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Last week may have ended any dreams Nick Melvoin had for using a seat on the LAUSD School Board to jump-start a long political career.

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