My Long, Strange Trip From Neighborhood School Activist To Charter Founder

My Long, Strange Trip From Neighborhood School Activist To Charter Founder

Many families on the West Side of Los Angeles have been victims of the capriciousness and hostility of our incumbent school board member, Steve Zimmer. It’s a not-too-well-kept secret that we are all beholden to him, and we better step carefully or we might experience his wrath. Not just charters, but district-run pilots, language programs, and even traditional neighborhood schools and magnets have felt the whiplash of his whims. 

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LAUSD Should Put Kids First at New Middle School

 LAUSD Should Put Kids First at New Middle School

Speak UP supports a kids-first agenda. Adding more seats to the school to meet the demand of local residents would be good for kids, good for the community and good for LAUSD, which cannot afford to be turning families away. If the district, school board and its president mean what they say about local autonomy and student-centered policies, then it is time for them to live up to these ideals and act on behalf of kids rather than adults.

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