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LAUSD Candidate Forum: Charter School Oversight

The LAUSD has the highest number of charter schools in the country. How would the candidates regulate these publicly funded private schools?

Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness
Published in
4 min readJun 9, 2024

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For far too long, the charter school industry has overstepped its power in LAUSD and our school board has not conducted the necessary oversight.

– LAUSD Candidate Karla Griego

Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash

For decades the Charter School Industry has controlled the LAUSD School Board preventing any meaningful oversight of these publicly funded private schools. The result has been unpaid debt to the taxpayers, the theft of public funds, sudden closures, and a threat to student safety. The balance of the Board changed after the 2022 elections when Dr. Rocio Rivas’ victory in Board District 2 flipped the seat formerly held by Charter School apologist Monica Garcia.

While there were hopes for a radical change in the district’s approach to regulation, the new majority took a more conservative approach. Most notably, the issue of inequity in how campus space is shared under PROP 39 has been addressed with great fanfare…

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Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness

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