Tag Archives: charter schools

Anaheim Elementary School Board Has Opportunity For Redemption At Palm Lane

[This column by former Lincoln Club President Robert Loewen originally appeared in the OC Register on December 10, 2017] On December 13, the Anaheim Elementary School District can redeem its past behavior by approving New Century as the charter school operator of Palm Lane School. In January, 2015, parents of 332 students at Palm Lane Elementary School submitted signed petitions ...

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UPDATED: Anaheim Elementary School District Votes Today On Whether To Keep Fighting Palm Lane Charter School

[UPDATED with outcome of yesterday’s AESD Board meeting at end of article]  The Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education is holding a special closed session today at 3:30 p.m. The sole topic is its two-year old litigation against the group of Palm Lane Elementary School parents fighting to convert it to an independent public charter school under the Parent ...

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How The Anaheim Elementary School District Sabotaged The Palm Lane Parents

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Last week, the California Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Palm Lane Elementary School parents in the Anaheim Elementary School District’s lawsuit against their charter school petition. The AESD, in conjunction with the public school unions, has been fighting these parents throughout this process, which is going on three years. One of the most ...

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UPDATED: Palm Lane Parents Prevail Over Anaheim Elementary School District In Charter School Battle

The California Court of Appeals issued a ruling today upholding a trial court ruling in favor of  group of poor and working class parents using the state Parent Trigger Law to convert Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim into an independent public charter school. The ruling presumably ends a three-year battle the parents had waged in the teeth of intense ...

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Using Students To Push Anti-Charter School Myths

The manipulation of students by public schools for political purposes is nothing new. When the public education establishment feels its interests and control threatened, there are no compunctions about using students as conduits for self-serving, alarmist misinformation. The Anaheim Union High School District has launched a very public crusade against charter schools, which several observers tie to the elevation of ...

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Anaheim City Council’s Opportunity to Support Greater Educational Choice for Anaheim Families

On this Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council meeting agenda is a resolution from Councilwoman Kris Murray calling on Anaheim’s public school districts to expand opportunities for educational choice, including charter schools: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Anaheim: The City of Anaheim will continue to provide significant financial resources based on existing budgetary practices to ...

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Education Reform Leader Calls For New Leadership In Filling Vacancy on Anaheim City School District Board Vacancy

  In her latest OC Register column, former state Senator Gloria Romero, author of the Parent Trigger Law and education reform leader, has called on the Anaheim City School District Board of Education act in the interest of “new – not recycled – representation and leadership” when deciding how to fill the vacancy created by Trustee James Vanderbilt’s elevation to ...

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