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  • Judge Sides With Parent, Strikes Down Los Angeles School Vaccine Mandate

    07/06/2022 3:13:25 PM PDT · by lightman · 24 replies
    epoch times ^ | 6 July A.D. 2022 | Bill Pan
    A plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccine shots for hundreds of thousands of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will remain on pause after a Los Angeles County judge ruled on July 5 that the district lacks the authority to do so. In his ruling, Judge Mitchell Beckloff of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County sided with a parent, whose 12-year-old son attends a public magnet school in North Hollywood. The parent filed the complaint in October 2021, about a month after the LAUSD announced its vaccination mandate. Under the district’s mandate, all eligible students aged 12...
  • Demonstrators call for end of LAUSD [CA] COVID restrictions, urge officials to hire back staff amid shortage

    04/15/2022 3:17:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    KTLA ^ | Apr 15, 2022 | Cindy Von Quednow, Erin Myers
    Dozens of concerned parents, teachers and students gathered Friday outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters demanding unvaccinated staff be allowed back on campus and in the classrooms to help with staffing shortages in the district. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said he will fill 400 classroom teacher vacancies by drawing from a pool of about 3,000 administrators and other school staff. This comes after a report by Partnership for Los Angeles Schools said thousands of teachers, counselors and other school staff positions remain vacant in the district. Teachers demonstrating Friday said they should be brought back because some who are filling...
  • L.A. Schools Host LGBT Club For 4-Year-Olds, Promote ‘Two Spirit’ Sexuality And Child Mutilation

    12/15/2021 12:27:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/15/2021 | Spencer Lindquist
    An LGBT club for kindergarteners, 'two-spirit' sexuality, and a radical leftwing understanding of sex were all promoted in the nation's second largest school district.The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of Human Relations, Equity and Diversity hosted a 10-week online club for LGBT elementary schoolers, down to four-year-olds. It also prepared a series of presentations that promoted leftwing gender theory and deviant sexualities including the “Two Spirit” sexuality. The club was called “Rainbow Club,” and met once a week for 10 weeks. It was advertised to students from preschool to fifth grade as a “virtual club for LGBTQ+ elementary school...
  • LAUSD won’t enforce student vaccine mandate until fall 2022

    12/14/2021 7:53:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12/14/2021
    87% of L.A. Unified students 12 and older have shown proof of vaccination, a high rate that Reilly cited when she proposed the delay. But the district’s independent study program, City of Angels, is overwhelmed with about 16,000 students — and district officials did not want to send so many children back to online learning. Incoming Supt. Alberto Carvalho, who was in Los Angeles on Tuesday, weighed in on the issue during a news conference, calling the move “the right decision” considering the fluid circumstances of the pandemic and high vaccination rate.
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Host Critical Race Theorist To ‘Challenge Whiteness’ While Saying They Aren’t Teaching Critical Race Theory

    11/30/2021 9:24:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 30, 2021 | Spencer Lindquist
    L.A. government schools told parents critical race theory isn't being taught despite bringing in a known critical race theorist to train teachers to 'challenge whiteness.'The Los Angeles Unified School District Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity prepared a presentation that told students critical race theory isn’t being taught in schools while the district made presentations that did precisely that. The district also mandated that teachers take an “antiracism” course taught by a known critical race theorist who told them to “challenge whiteness.”LAUSD Lies, Denies That Critical Race Theory Is Being Taught In SchoolsA LAUSD presentation titled “Critical Race Theory...
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Teach Students That Celebrating Thanksgiving Is Evil

    11/26/2021 6:48:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2021 | Spencer Lindquist
    LAUSD discouraged students from celebrating Thanksgiving, instead pushing division to erode the quintessential American holiday and undermine our traditions.The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest public school district in the nation with more than 640,000 K-12 students enrolled, discouraged students from celebrating Thanksgiving this year, instead offering an alternative holiday in its place.The LAUSD Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity prepared a number of presentations called “Advisory Lessons” that push left-wing beliefs and are intended to be shown to students. The website also describes the need for teachers to talk to students about “power, privilege, oppression, and resistance.”Deconstructing...
  • Exclusive: Cecily Myart-Cruz’s Hostile Takeover of L.A.’s Public Schools

    08/30/2021 11:42:36 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 20 replies
    LA Magazine ^ | 8-26-21 | Jason McGahan
    The head of the L.A. teachers’ union is ambitious, audacious, and uncompromising. But critics blast her as a demagogue whose gamesmanship during the pandemic took a toll on the kids she claims to fight for. Cecily Myart-Cruz rarely sits for interviews. When she wants to communicate with the media, which is infrequently, she usually does so through a press release or, if the situation demands, a prerecorded video. For the most part, the famously contentious head of L.A.’s most powerful union—United Teachers Los Angeles—remains unapproachable, ensconced inside UTLA’s Wilshire Center headquarters where she controls the levers and dials of the...
  • Are You Vaxxed? Unvaxxed? Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Doesn’t Care, Tells ALL Students and Staff to Get Tested WEEKLY

    07/30/2021 7:22:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Liberty Daily ^ | 07/30/2021 | J.D. Rucker
    There are two narratives emerging this week that should concern every American. The first is the Delta Variant narrative that’s giving authoritarians another boogeyman for their ongoing fearmongering campaign. The second is the homogenization of certain protocols regardless of vaccination status. Wear masks, get tested, social distance, prepare for lockdown — and it doesn’t matter if you’ve been “vaccinated” or not.The latest example comes out of Los Angeles where the LAUSD has announced all students and faculty must get tested for Covid-19 weekly in order to attend in-person classes. According to KTLA:The Los Angeles Unified School District will require all...
  • Voters Soundly Reject Property Tax Hike To Fund LAUSD

    06/05/2019 7:08:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/05/2019
    If approved, it would have imposed a levy of 16 cents per square foot of building improvements on properties within the district. On a 1,700-square-foot home, that would have amounted to another $272 of tax per year. A parcel tax is not based on the assessed value of a property, but is generally a flat fee based on square footage. It requires a two-thirds margin for approval. LAUSD desperately needed the tax to pass in order to cover the increase in costs associated with the latest teachers’ union contract. In January, LAUSD’s 34,000 teachers went on a 9-day strike, the...
  • Teachers in ‘Fight for the Soul of Public Education,’ UTLA President Says on 1st Day of Strike

    01/14/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 14, 2019 | A. Kurzweil, E. Abovian, E. Myers
    On day one of the first Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike in 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl spoke to teachers and students gathered on a rainy Monday in Los Feliz. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state as blue as it can be, and in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students,” Caputo-Pearl said. The strike, originally scheduled to take place last Thursday, was delayed...
  • Thousands Of Teachers March In Downtown Los Angeles As Strike Looms

    12/16/2018 4:47:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    See BS local ^ | 12/15/18
    (CBSLA/AP) — Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union estimates 50,000 were there. The crowd had relief from overcrowding at the top of their wish list. **SNIP** UTLA teachers and supporters wore red for unity. They are seeing red over LAUSD’s reluctance to part with more green. “I want to see investment in the schools and in the kids,” said LAUSD parent Carmen Montecito. UTLA says if LAUSD would just tap in to its almost $2...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Ex-LAUSD food services director charged with embezzling (Los Angeles)

    08/09/2017 10:49:23 AM PDT · by Mark · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/9/17 | From staff and wire reports
    The former director of food services for the Los Angeles Unified School District has been charged with misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement for allegedly diverting $65,000 in district money to a culinary club he controlled, prosecutors said Tuesday. David Binkle, 55, is also accused of forging a district vendor application, failing to report his outside financial interests to the district and funneling public funds into his personal bank account, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. All told, he’s accused of 15 felony counts. Binkle resigned from the LAUSD in 2015 following a critical audit...
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • 866.742.2273--hotline phone number for LAUSD students upset about Trump..CALL NOW!

    12/09/2016 10:33:29 AM PST · by max americana · 43 replies
    VANITY ^ | 12/9/2016 | MAX AMERICANA
    Los Angeles Public Schools Create Hotline For Students Upset About Trump Blake Neff on December 8, 2016 Republish Reprint The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has set up a hotline to help out students who are stressed or worried from the election of Donald Trump has president. The new hotline was announced by LAUSD Tuesday, with the district spreading the word on Twitter, through direct phone calls to district parents, and even via announcements on school intercoms. A hotline number 866.742.2273 is available from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Create Hotline For Students Upset About Trump

    12/08/2016 6:45:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has set up a hotline to help out students who are stressed or worried from the election of Donald Trump has president. . . “Although it has been nearly a month since the presidential election, many of our students still have questions and concerns about potential impact on them and their families,” Superintendent Michelle King said in the recorded phone call for parents. . . Seventy-four percent of LAUSD’s 655,000 students are Hispanic, and the district includes thousands of students who are illegal immigrants or the children of illegal immigrants. The district saw...
  • Exclusive: Former Houghton Mifflin Exec Reveals How Pearson Unfairly Won the LAUSD iPad Deal

    01/27/2016 9:53:03 AM PST · by Rockitz · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) executive reveals in a Project Veritas undercover investigation how textbook publishing giant Pearson Education won the $1.3 billion contract to put Common Core-curriculum-loaded iPads into the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), despite the fact that, he alleges, other publishers outpaced Pearson in their bids for the contract. In this fourth video of a series by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas – focused on exposing the corporate cronyism behind the Common Core standards reform, Gilbert Garcia, Ph.D. tells the undercover journalist that “the big boys” of the textbook publishing world are Pearson, McGraw-Hill and HMH....
  • Flash: All Los Angeles Public Schools Closed Due to Terror Threat

    12/15/2015 7:47:25 AM PST · by Rockitz · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced Tuesday morning that all of its schools will be closed for the day due to a terror threat. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that a bomb threat was called in to a school board member, the Los Angeles Times reports. The announcement by Superintendent Roberto Martinez came in the middle of the morning commute, at about 7:00 a.m., as many area children were boarding buses or already walking to school. Parents who had already dropped their children off were asked to return and to fetch their children at approved locations. The...
  • LA Public Schools Shut Down After Unspecified Threat, Police Say

    12/15/2015 7:26:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/15/2015 | Emily Shapiro
    All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were shut down today following an unspecified threat, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The closings are out of “an abundance of caution," the LAPD said. An electronic threat was received this morning mentioning the safety of the schools, officials said at a news conference today. The threat is still being analyzed, officials said.
  • BREAKING: America's Second-Largest School District Sends Home 640,000 Students Over Terror Threat

    12/15/2015 7:09:13 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 456 replies
    On Tuesday, the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that all schools would be shut down today due to an unspecified terror threat. According to ABC News, that threat also carries “unknown credibility.” Bus drivers say they have been returned to their bus depots. LAUSD is the nation’s second-largest school district, with 640,000 students and 900 schools; children range from kindergarten to 12th grade.