Update, Monday: Final update shows Johnson down by 31 votes. Waiting for Johnson to pull the plug.Brian Johnson -- the anointed candidate of the charter school movement -- appears headed to defeat in his costly race for the 46th Assembly District.With nearly all the ballots counted, Johnson, a Democ ... More >>
Update, February 22: "'Parent Trigger' Petition Rejected by Adelanto School District After Teacher-Backed Rescission Campaign."
A historic first for K-12 school reform might be chronicled tomorrow in the small desert town of Adelanto, two hours east of Los Angeles.
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Julian Callosâ€‹The board of the L.A. Unified School District moved today to tighten control of "founding parent" preferences in charter school lotteries, following an L.A. Weekly report on the issue.The report found that two L.A. charter schools were awarding parents "founder" status, even after th ... More >>
Ryouka YuzukiThe people have spoken, and they like charter schools, those specialized institutions where parents takeover the curriculum.
The California Charter Schools Association says we have more of the publicly funded, privately-run campuses than any other state.
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New YorkerEli Broad, lover of L.A. art and equality in education.Opponents of the burgeoning charter-school industry like to paint it as a corporate wolf in "reform" clothing -- stealing money from struggling district-run schools while receiving an even steadier cash flow from billionaires.
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4lakidsnews.blogspot.comAre L.A.'s charter teachers overworked and under-unionized?Unlike the stubborn, nepotistic Compton Unified School District next door, LAUSD has opened its arms to the booming charter-school movement over the last decade.
Between 2002 to 2009, the number of charter cam ... More >>
Ted SoquiAlice Callaghan of Las Familias del PuebloPrince William and his wife, Kate, are heading to Skid Row on Sunday to visit Inner-City Arts school, which is all fine and dandy. But we suggest the royal couple also hang out at Las Familias del Pueblo, the Skid Row childcare center with a ... 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 >>
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 >>
Parent Revolution organizers Shirley Ford and Mary Nareja (center) with McKinley Elementary parentsTwo parents in Compton have filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. They charge that intimidation tactics have been used during the ongoing Parent Trigg ... 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 >>
Operators of four West Valley charter schools were charged this week with crimes related to allegedly embezzling and misappropriating public money -- what prosecutors said was a commingling of their private and public school funding. The District Attorney's office contends that Yevgeny Seliva ... More >>
File photo.Protesters gathered outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Tuesday afternoon as its board of directors pondered recommendations to allow 10 outside operators to take over several new campuses and underperforming schools.
United Teachers Los Angeles, the union rep ... More >>
United Teachers Los Angeles filed suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District over its establishment of a charter campus that would relieve overcrowding at the Eastside's storied Garfield High School. What's wrong with charter schools, you ask? This could be about jobs.
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Protest Student Claims Blackballing An "A" student says she was barred from delivering her school's valediction, and dropped from a tutoring job, because she participated in a sit-in against increased class sizes and the ending of college-prep courses. L.A. TimesCounty Air Doubles Cancer Risk An EPA ... More >>