Ivy Academia charter schools under investigation

The Los Angeles district attorney issued search warrants this week at several Ivy Academia campuses, one of the state's top performing charter schools, in connection with an ongoing investigation, officials said Wednesday. Full Story
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Just My Opinion

Palmdale, CA

#1 Jun 24, 2009
Hmmm...., I wonder abut this action; could it be that LAUSD public is failing, and trying to shift the focus.
Shenanigans Galore

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jun 25, 2009
Just My Opinion wrote:
Hmmm...., I wonder abut this action; could it be that LAUSD public is failing, and trying to shift the focus.
I think you are confused between LAUSD and the District attorney's office. Just because they both have the word "District" in their names doesn't mean they're the same entity. Nice try, though.

Since: Oct 08

West Hills, CA

#3 Jun 25, 2009
Sounds like somebody in the Public School establishment doesn't like being embarrassed by these successful charter schools and called in a few favors to get this investigation started.

Soo a previous report complained about "commingling of funds" not sure who that hurts. Personally I think that schools should use whatever funds they have available and spend them wherever they are needed. Rules that restrict where/how funding can be used, especially something as stupid as "you can's spend public money on something if you are also spending private money on it" are some of the biggesr reasons the LAUSD is in the predicament it is.
clear

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jun 25, 2009
700 students per campuses. That is 175 students per school. Their class sizes aereage to 14 students per class. They beter be on the top academia. That is even smaller than special ed CBI classes at LAUSD.
alan

United States

#5 Jun 25, 2009
There is not any info on what the investigation is about, so jumping to conclusions prematurely just shows your biases
Robert Angerson

AOL

#6 Jun 25, 2009
How dare anyone question our Democratic majority free choice to end any hope for a valid public education in Los Cuidad by Gangbanger/Illegal/Traitor.
Norman Moore

Pacoima, CA

#8 Jun 25, 2009
Shenanigans Galore wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you are confused between LAUSD and the District attorney's office. Just because they both have the word "District" in their names doesn't mean they're the same entity. Nice try, though.
The LAUSD has no enforcement capability but the Los Angeles District Attorney does. It isn't that both have the word district in their names that ties them together it is that the one agency with the power could be acting on behalf of the one that doesn't. That and the District Attorney is an elected official who gets backing and contributions for his campaigns from unions including the Teachers' Union.

The skeptic in me says that this is just too convenient to not question the motifs. If the officials of the schools have done some shady stuff then they are doubly to be condemned for casting a bad image on something that was apparently working, much like Governor Sanford for besmirching the image of conservatives of America. The public will remember and yell loudly about bad behavior and ignore good.
Robert Costington

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Jun 25, 2009
Its about time these people get looked at by the law. They should be shut down.
Jay Thomas

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Jun 25, 2009
The people in Woodland Hills know the people running this school are crooks.
Suspicious

United States

#11 Jun 25, 2009
Just sounds a little heavy handed for a case of "co-mingling" of the funds. If the academy is doing this it needs to be corrected. But it does smack of a smear campaign designed to give the perception of wrongdoing before any has been or could be proven. LAUSD and the Unions would use everythining at their disposal (including political favors) to sully the reputation of these well performing mavericks called charters. It is possible they are doing something wrong, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. I have seen the books of district schools and if any time funds were used improperly there was a search warrant the district would seem to be in police state.
Mary Smithson

AOL

#12 Jun 25, 2009
How dare anyone expect anything but degrading, dishonorable out comes in Villagairosa's Third World Los Angeles.

The voters have spoken.
An Ivy Parent

Woodland Hills, CA

#13 Jun 25, 2009
The academic scores and high ranking of our charter school should speak louder than any accusations...our students are are flourishing meanwhile other public schools are robbing their students of an education.
alan

Northridge, CA

#14 Jun 25, 2009
clear wrote:
700 students per campuses. That is 175 students per school. Their class sizes aereage to 14 students per class. They beter be on the top academia. That is even smaller than special ed CBI classes at LAUSD.
... and for the same price, just goes to show you how much waste there is in LAUSD
alan

Northridge, CA

#15 Jun 25, 2009
An Ivy Parent wrote:
The academic scores and high ranking of our charter school should speak louder than any accusations...our students are are flourishing meanwhile other public schools are robbing their students of an education.
Good scores, but you cannot compare APPLES to ORANGES. Only 1% of Ivy's students are English Learners, more than 60% are White and likely from more affluent backgrounds.
Lane Simpson

AOL

#16 Jun 25, 2009
alan wrote:
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Good scores, but you cannot compare APPLES to ORANGES. Only 1% of Ivy's students are English Learners, more than 60% are White and likely from more affluent backgrounds.
I was wondering when the "identity" politics crowd would reduce the conversation to them vs. us.

Seems like the other State's busing all of their mantally defective idiots to Los Angeles? That would explain Villar.
UR a fool

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Jun 25, 2009
Mike In LA wrote:
I have a nephew that attends Ivy Academia and i heard that the pricipal is a russian jew. Financial shadyness doesn't surprise me at all .
What an idiot you are, Mike in LA. Is your nephew just as stupid as you?
David in LA

Reseda, CA

#18 Jun 25, 2009
Mike In LA wrote:
I have a nephew that attends Ivy Academia and i heard that the pricipal is a russian jew. Financial shadyness doesn't surprise me at all .
Your comment says more about YOU then about Jews (russian or otherwise).
David in LA

Reseda, CA

#19 Jun 25, 2009
Robert Costington wrote:
Its about time these people get looked at by the law. They should be shut down.
Who are "these people?"
Rick Roll

Canyon Country, CA

#20 Jun 25, 2009
raitchison wrote:
Sounds like somebody in the Public School establishment doesn't like being embarrassed by these successful charter schools and called in a few favors to get this investigation started.
Soo a previous report complained about "commingling of funds" not sure who that hurts. Personally I think that schools should use whatever funds they have available and spend them wherever they are needed. Rules that restrict where/how funding can be used, especially something as stupid as "you can's spend public money on something if you are also spending private money on it" are some of the biggesr reasons the LAUSD is in the predicament it is.
You are such a twisted liar. Two independent, longitudinal studies show that in CA and nationwide that charter schools perform equal to or worse than public schools. Shovel your crap elsewhere.
LA Lady

Downey, CA

#21 Jun 25, 2009
Just My Opinion wrote:
Hmmm...., I wonder abut this action; could it be that LAUSD public is failing, and trying to shift the focus.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait and see. More will be revealed.

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