Los Angeles Unified School District

You Can Come for Me But I Grew Up in the Community I Fight For and I'm Not Playing Politics

Outrage: How Much Longer Are We Going to Make Excuses for This Sham Public Education System? Ain’t no hope this week. Just straight up outrage. It’s been a sad ass couple of days in public education...

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California

These Stories of School Boards Behaving Badly Will Drive You Nuts

A veteran education reporter recently revealed to me the one area he can’t get insiders to talk about: school boards. Administrators, teachers and others will open up about equity, standardized...

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California

We Can’t ‘Reinvent America’s Schools’ Without Accountability

Reading “Reinventing America's Schools” by David Osborne was a difficult and time-consuming affair. I’ve seen how the charter school movement has operated in Los Angeles, which caused me to look for...

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Charter Schools

VIDEO: How a Teacher Inspired Her to Come Back and Teach at Her High School

Meet Daniela Felix. She was eight months pregnant when her teacher told her she got a 5 on the AP test. Now she’s a teacher at that same school. "I was almost due to have my daughter Alyssa and I got...

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parent engagement

Los Angeles Parents Spoke Up and Got a School Board That Puts Kids First

One year ago this week, we introduced our organization, Speak UP, and its platform and principles. For far too long, we pointed out, [pullquote position="right"]parents have not had a seat at the...

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Mentoring

Yes, We Train Like Doctors Because Becoming a Teacher Is That Serious

It was my first day of the student teaching portion of the UCLA IMPACT (Inspiring Minds through a Professional Alliance of Community Teachers) and my mentor teacher was introducing me to other...

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