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LAUSD: Rescind the TFA contract


Sign The Petition Here (Even if you do not live in Los Angeles): LAUSD: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/lausd-rescind-the-tfa.fb49?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=12690052

Cancel the contract that pays Teach for America (TFA) to recruit untrained interns to teach our vulnerable special education students. Identify reputable programs to recruit graduates and student teachers who are committed to the teaching profession, to our schools and our students.

This is to urge the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School ...

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Last updated 2 years, 3 months ago.
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Youthanasia


Tom Torlakson:

The November election between you and Marshall Tuck was billed by many as one that pitted those who would privatize our public education system versus those who would defend it. Based on the belief that you were the candidate who would put student’s needs first, I chose to support you. With this in mind, I hope that you will rescind your support of the “One System: Reforming Education to Serve ...

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Last updated 2 years, 11 months ago.
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The Hidden Children


My daughters’ autism is something that they will live with for their entire lives. How will you handle the few moments when they enter your life?
By Carl Petersen
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“So we talked about moms and dads
About family pasts
Just getting to know where we came from”
- Blue October (1)

Nicole eased me into the challenges of her family during our first online conversation. ...

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Last updated 3 years, 9 months ago.
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Homeschoolers in Santa Clarita


The homeschoolers in Santa Clarita defy the stereotypes held by most people about them. Their work ethic is strong, their grades are incredible, and they are active participants in the community. Many of them start attending college classes at the young age of 13 and still manage to achieve high marks, and alongside school often are extracurricular activities such as leading local organizations and participating in artistic activities. And yet, under the guidance of multiple ...

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Last updated 3 years, 11 months ago.
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It's In The Blood


This is the second year that my family will mark my Dad’s birthday without him. As the years go by I appreciate how he still influences me and how I see a bit of him in my son.
By Carl Petersen
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“Buddy you’re a young man hard man
Fighting’ in the street gonna take on the world some day
Blood on your face
You big disgrace
Kickin’ ...

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Last updated 4 years ago.
Posted in Family.
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