With new findings coming out of the California Department of Education, the state is clearly failing to provide good instruction to special education students.
The Cabinet Report revealed yesterday that special education students in California rank near the bottom in reading and math proficiency co ... More >>
Helicopter parents don't get much more loopy than this:
The obsessed mother and father of graduating senior Elisha Marquez are outraged that their daughter wasn't named Valedictorian of Eagle Rock High's Class of 2012, reports Patch. The local news site has a dizzying summary of all Marquez' achiev ... More >>
Rich district, poor district: LAUSD spent wildly on the plush Robert. F. Kennedy Community Schools.When it came time to make cuts for the 2012-13 LAUSD budget, Superintendent John Deasy passed on the scalpel, opting for a chainsaw to hack away at a $557 million deficit.
LAUSD's youngest and ... More >>
Google MapsChurch of the Redeemer in Compton: It's no Hogwarts, but it'll do for now.You'd be hard-pressed to find a school district as opposed to the new-age charter-school movement as Compton Unified. Not once have district officials accepted an application from a charter hopeful, despite t ... More >>
California Teachers AssociationPatricia Rucker, right, is both a Board of Education member and a CTA lobbyistIf the battle over California's new parent-empowerment law was only vicariously between the California Teachers Association and the growing charter-school business before, it just got ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIOne small step for McKinleyThe last few months have been a painstaking uphill battle for Parent Revolution, the group of organizers and McKinley Elementary School parents trying to turn one vastly underperforming Compton campus into a charter school. Though the group does ha ... More >>
YouTubeCUSD Board President Mae ThomasOn Tuesday night, as reported by the Weekly, the Compton Unified School District rejected a parent petition to change McKinley Elementary into a charter school.
In this seven-page document, CUSD board members detail all the ways in which they feel the pe ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIThings just got real in ComptonUpdated after the jump: Judge grants parents a restraining order against the Compton school district!
Right after two big NorCal and SoCal newspapers released battling editorials on California's extreme "Parent Trigger" law -- the LA Times say ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIOver 60 percent of McKinley Elementary parents signed a petition in December to convert their children's school to a charterCompton Unified School District's acting superintendent, Karen Frison, changed her game at last night's district board meeting.
She released a "media ... More >>
Governor Jerry BrownUpdate: Former state Sen. Gloria Romero accuses Compton Unified of strong-arming parents to stop charter school. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and another huge law firm join Parent Trigger effort pro bono.
Things get increasingly heavy in Compton today when the McKinley Parent ... More >>
Former state senator Gloria Romero"Transparency" appears to be the new political controversy over California's Parent Trigger law, which allows parents to make changes at a chronically failing public school if they pull off a successful petition drive.
While former state senator Gloria Rom ... More >>
A new State Board of Education might be Brown's way of pulling the trigger on chartersJerry Brown announced his California Board of Education appointments yesterday -- and they're sure to throw a wrench in the spokes of the Parent Trigger movement.
For a group of parents in Compton, this wil ... More >>
Updated after the jump: VIDEO PROOF that we're so totally misinformed.
Originally posted at 6:20 a.m.
Over the last few days, a lightning storm of hear-say and hyperbole has lit up the sky over two groups of Compton parents. Major media outlets reporting the conflict have tended toward one ... More >>
Anti-reformer Zimmer Steve Zimmer, elected by "sophisticates" on the Westside, is starkly shown as the leading anti-reformist on the LAUSD Board of Education in a fascinating LA Times story about how United Teachers Los Angeles got snookered by the pro bono American Civil Liberties Union, Pub ... More >>
The old Ambassador.Does pumping more cash into schools result in better educations for L.A.'s children? We're about to find out ...
When the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools are unveiled next month at the site of the infamous Ambassador Hotel the opening will represent "the inauguration o ... More >>
State Sen. Gloria Romero.Los Angeles Unified School District President Monica Garcia and Vice-President Yolie Flores are backing California State Senator Gloria Romero in her bid to become the next state superintendent of public instruction.Romero, a hard-charging reformer from Los Angeles w ... More >>