Citizens of the World set to open in a different neighborhood than the one described in its charter threatening Colfax Charter Elementary School.

CWC 4 will serve a socioeconomically, racially and culturally diverse population of students representing the neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Panorama City, Lake Balboa, Sherman Oaks, Valley Glen, North Hollywood and Sun Valley.

- Citizens of the World

The COVID Crisis Continues

Endangering plans to open Los Angeles schools, rogue sheriff Alex Villanueva announces that he will not enforce the new mask mandate.

You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.


Melvoin Watch

Months after the filing window opened, Nick Melvoin files to keep Board District 4’s seat in the hands of the charter school industry.

“In November of 2019, I joined the community at Fairfax High protecting the BIPOC special need students from a hostile takeover of their school. I stood next to an African American young man with Autism and I thought, ‘Who would do this to him?’ I understand why Nick Melvoin got elected, people were asleep in 2017. But now in 2021, Board District 4 is awake and we can do better.”

- Tracy Cook, Board District 4 Constituent

California Recall Elections

Supporters of privatizing education are already reaping the rewards of financing the campaign against the Republican recall of Gavin Newsom.

A few wealthy individuals and corporations have bought up our private sector and now they’re buying up the government. Campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing us today because it impacts all the others.

- Sen. Bernie Sanders

LAUSD Superintendent Search

While Austin Beutner’s leadership of the LAUSD during the COVID-19 pandemic should be praised, his missteps should not be forgotten.

Austin Beutner visits a Grab and Go site

In a district with over 80% of families living in poverty, Austin Beutner had a moral imperative to follow the lead of the majority of BIPOC parents in the district who wanted to wait to reopen schools until it was safe to do so.

- Jenna Schwartz, Parents Supporting Teachers

#InvestigateMelvoin #MelvoinsCharterScandal

Citizens of the World Charter Schools’ mission to celebrate diversity ended up hurting the BIPOC communities they sought to help.

We aim to create a national network of high-achieving, community-based public schools that reflect the abundant socioeconomic, racial and cultural diversity of their surroundings.

- Citizens of the World


How will the Girls Athletic Leadership (charter) School (GALS) serve student-athletes without having the necessary facilities?

Athletic “facilities aren’t just important for athletes, but they’re important for all students. It is really about offering wellness and the opportunity for physical activity regardless of what folks bodies look like or how they perform on standardized fitness exams.”

- LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez


Having been abandoned by the LAUSD, the Shirley Avenue Elementary School community confronts their invaders directly.

“You can’t send your child to CWC without directly hurting Shirley students”

- Sign directed at Citizens of the World charter school parents


Girls Athletic Leadership charter school (GALS) will squeeze their new campus onto a 1.2-acre site in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

We believe that the GALS Transportation Assessment is invalid. GALS did not use [the] proper methodology in calculating the traffic impact to determine if the project meets the criteria to qualify for the important CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) exemption.

- Right Thing Wrong Place

Melvoin Watch

Nick Melvoin’s charter school advocacy group releases a study proving they were wrong about reopening schools after the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Speak Up’s Web Site

Speak Up leaders have previously criticized LAUSD for, they say, unnecessarily delaying the reopening of campuses.

- LAist

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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