Fresh off its conquest of Shirley Avenue Elementary School, this nationwide charter school sets its sights on another working-class school.

“The Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council supports Bassett Street School and rejects the co-sharing of the campus with a charter.”

- LBNC Motion

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Voices From The Community

LAUSD teacher Nicolle Fefferman’s commitment to her students includes ensuring that they are safe before returning to school

“After years of being given two tissue boxes a year, dealing with rat infestations, and using dirty bathrooms, we do not trust that the district has the commitment or resources to make us safe at school.”

- Nicolle Fefferman

COVID-19 And Education

With the post-Christmas COVID-19 surge finally retreating, some LAUSD students will begin returning to school. What about those who can’t?

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LAUSD spokeswoman Barbara Jones declined to answer questions about how the nation’s second-largest school district is addressing the needs of its special education students.

- Los Angeles Times


The LAUSD ignores data suggesting that Asian children are not getting the special education services that they require in order to thrive.

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My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.

- Grover Norquist


Los Angeles board members could learn from the approach of newly elected Oakland Unified School Board trustee Mike Hutchinson.

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OUSD Trustee Mike Hutchinson

It is our democratically elected school board’s responsibility to lead our school district through this crisis. Not the superintendent, district staff nor the teachers union.

- Mike Hutchinson


As Los Angeles school closures approach the first anniversary, teachers from a high-priced private school jump the COVID-19 vaccination line.

It makes me very angry. It’s wrong, it’s unethical. As our community has gone through this pandemic, it’s been our community that’s been the hardest hit, so it makes me angry that some folks can jump the line.

- LAUSD parent Jazmin Garcia

A New Beginning

To fulfill his promise of unification, Biden must bypass the partisan members of Congress and concentrate his efforts on the American people.

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To overcome these challenges — to restore the soul and to secure the future of America — requires more than words. It requires that most elusive of things in a democracy: Unity. Unity.

- Joe Biden

2022 Elections

Shervin Aazami seeks to replace long term Congressman Brad Sherman with a platform that is solidly to the left of the corporate Democrat.

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“Our education system requires significant structural reform, and that includes addressing decades of chronic underfunding of education needs for students with learning disabilities.”

- Shervin Aazami

Reopening Our Schools

Kelly Gonez was elected to help run the Los Angeles Unified School District. Where is her plan for how students will return to classrooms?

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“Will you…join Kelly in calling on Governor Newsom to give us a real plan to reopen schools, while keeping our communities safe?”

- Kelly Gonez

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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