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ROBERT D.

SKEELS: A COMMUNITY CANDIDATE FOR LAUSD SCHOOL BOARD


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Paid for by Robert D Skeels for LAUSD District 2 Trustee Committee 2013, PO Box a, Pasadena, CA 91102 FPPC ID 134410 . Additional information is available at ethics.lacity.org
TRUSTED BY COMMUNITY, ROOTED IN COMMUNITY
Robert D. Skeels longstanding as a principled community activist has won him broad
support with families, community leaders, and grassroots organizations. LA Schools Report
recently wrote about him: just one School Board candidate [is] running a truly grassroots
campaign built on dozens of volunteers and more than a hundred small contributions of as
little as $5 and little else by way of outside support. Roberts record of defending schools
like Garfield HS from outside takeover,
siding with public school parents
against colocations, advocating for the
rights of special needs students, and
standing up against the incumbents
cuts to early childhood
education, elementary
arts, and adult education
has demonstrated that he
will aways fight for the
community and stand up
against corporate interests.
SUPPORTING PROGRAMS THAT SERVE OUR COMMUNITY
The current LAUSD leadership has a long history of squandering our communitys money
as evidenced by massive spending on useless assessments, expensive consultants,
highly discredited value added methodologies, and
nine figure real estate giveaways to lucrative charter
corporations. Instead of looking to cut the former
expenses, LAUSD leaders have targeted programs
that our communities depend upon most Early
Education, Student Readiness and Language Devel-
opment Program (SRLDP), Elementary Arts, and Adult
Education. The Superintendent and LAUSD Board of
Education President have continually balanced the
budget on the backs of the working people. Robert D. Skeels has been on the forefront
of every struggle to fight budget cuts and to save programs critical to our community.
vote
SKEELS
FOR
SCHOOL BOARD
Robert D. Skeels for LAUSDSchool Board
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TRUSTED BY EDUCATION EXPERTS, ROOTED IN WHAT WORKS
Because of his extensive education policy
knowledge and deep understanding of local issues,
Robert D. Skeels is the only District 2 candidate
endorsed by both United Teachers Los Angeles
(UTLA) and Associated Administrators of Los Angeles
(AALA). Robert is also endorsed the former U.S.
Assistant Secretary of Education, Dr. Diane Ravitch,
and many other national and local education
experts including: Professor Stephen Krashen, Professor Paul L. Thomas,
Professor James Horn, Dr. Rosemary L. Lee, Dr. John Thompson, Dr. John Fernandez,
Susan Ohanian, and Cheryl Ortega. A regular contributor to education websites like the
nationally recognized schoolsmatter.info, Robert is an advocate of what works in
education, not expensive fads or wasteful experiments. He supports proven, research
based methods of pedagogy, including dual language immersion programs, project
based learning, free voluntary reading with ample access to libraries, and critical studies.
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