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Guest Post: Joining Forces for Education report back from the CSUN Parents' Forum

By Ellen Lubic, Director, Joining Forces for Education

Recently, the CSUN Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and the Los Angeles Education Partnership, presented a public meeting titled Seeking an Authentic Voice: The Role of Parents and Communities in School Change in L.A. 2,281 more words

ROBERT D. SKEELS: Schools Matter

Vergara v. California Part One: Thoughts on Hannah Arendt, a New Totalitarianism and Completing The Circle of Domination

It is a peculiar, dark and unhinged world in which we dwell and it seems to grow more so all the time. Consider the extraordinary case of Vergara v. 2,647 more words

The Politics Of Education/ Corporate Education Reform

On "Left Wing Paranoia" and the Conspiracy to Privatize Public Education

On the very same day the New York Times saw fit to publish an opinion piece in which Frank Bruni snidely and condescendingly dismissed the factually based claims of those who are paying close attention to who and what is fueling education reform as the “welling hysteria” of “left wing paranoiacs,” the Times Union published an article confirming the worst fears of those who have been monitoring the stealth campaign – or, if you will, conspiracy — to privatize the American public school system as rapidly, surreptitiously and insidiously as possible. 527 more words

The Politics Of Education/ Corporate Education Reform

CA's Parent Empowerment Act: Silent on voting rights

After about 3 years of screaming at my t.v. during media coverage or Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board meetings regarding parent involvement, I finally decided to stop scarring my daughter (It’s ok Maya, mama promises to use her inside voice when watching the board meetings from now on, no, really, I mean it this time) and put to use some of the information I’ve collected for my dissertation. 707 more words

24th Street Elementary School

Students Return To School Transformed By Parent Trigger Law

ADELANTO (CBSLA.com) — Students returned to classes Monday at the first school in California to invoke the parent trigger law.

Parents say Desert Trails Preparatory Academy has been transformed by the 2010 law, which allows a majority of parents at a chronically under-performing school to force major changes, including replacing staff or opting to turn the institution into a charter school. 233 more words

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You Cannot Make This Stuff Up About Special Education Vol 1

An Effective IEP is Critical For Special Education Students

For students with dyslexia, a specific learning disability, ADHD or other qualifying conditions for an… 290 more words