The latest summary released by the LAUSD Charter School Division shows that the district is owed over $13.5 million. Will they collect it?

I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

- Wimpy

The issue of uncollected overallocation fees owed to the LAUSD by charter schools that occupy space on public school campuses under PROP-39 was first brought up by Board Member Bennett Kayser. Kayser has not been in office since 2015…

The COVID Crisis Continues

Had we rallied as a country around the threat that COVID-19 presented, we could have put it quickly behind us. We didn’t and it continues on.

“Crying, ‘freedom’

Handed to obsoletion

Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth”

- B.Y.O.B., System Of A Down

I am not supposed to be sitting at my computer right now. Instead, my wife and I are supposed to be headed to the Banc of California Stadium to see System…


The indictment of Mark Ridley-Thomas is just the latest scandal to plague the LA City Council and supporters of the charter school industry.

“There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.”

- A. K. Antony

The roots of corruption within the Los Angeles City Council were publicly exposed just after the primary election in March 2020 with the release of an indictment against Mitchell Englander. The charges…

As someone who has followed the LAUSD for years, I must point out some glaring errors in your response:

1) Unfortunately, Student Centered Funding (SCF) lives on. By pulling the vote, Gonez avoided having board members put themselves on record but she did not do anything to stop the bureaucrats…


Citizens of the World charter schools overestimated their enrollment, depriving public school students of rooms to house essential programs.

“You have a commitment to pay what we owe.”

- Citizens of the World Charter School

When the Citizens of the World nationwide chain of charter schools told the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that they would be taking classrooms from the students at Shirley Avenue Elementary School under…


LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez voted to approve a contract with a former employer. She then accepted a campaign donation from them.

We know that our competitive bidding is considered best practice in most cases.

- Kelly Gonez

Like a hacker using spyware, education “reformers” have figured out that the best way to infiltrate a system is to embed themselves within the system. By using the incentive of paying a portion…

The never-ending 2020 election

Trump lost his attempt at reelection almost a year ago but that has not stopped his appeals for more cash from his followers.

“Your support is crucial right now, Go. We are losing our Country!”

- Donald J. Trump

I shouldn’t have done it, but I couldn’t resist the temptation. Sometime in the middle of last year’s presidential campaign, I clicked on one of Trump’s ever-present popup ads offering me the chance to…

Education Under Siege

The LAUSD used COVID response funds to pay a consultant over $281,000 to implement Betsy DeVos’ public school destroying funding scheme.

Under SCF “John F. Kennedy Senior High School in Granada Hills would lose the most, more than $3 million.

- Capital And Main

John F. Kennedy Senior High School…

Even before COVID, military ballots have been accepted as long as they were post marked by election day. Since one is greater than zero, you have proven yourself to be ignorant on the subject. Get out of your bubble, you might learn something.

Carl J. Petersen

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com

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