WCCUSD Call for a Moratorium on Charter School Expansion

Consuelo Lara is a member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District's Board of Education. Radio Free Richmond offers an opportunity for concerned citizens to voice their opinions on issues of significance to the community. At the Board meeting on Wednesday February 6th, the Board will discuss a proposed moratorium on the expansion of charter schools in the WCCUSD. The proposed resolution is Item E.2 in the agenda packet.  The Board meeting is scheduled to commence at 6:30 PM at DeJean Middle School at 3400 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond.   Continue reading

A DAY IN THE LIFE A BRAND NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

A day in the life of a new school board member: Institutionalized Racism Rears Its Ugly Head at The WCCUSD School Board Retreat. Institutionalized Racism is the process of purposely discriminating against certain groups of people through the use of biased laws or practices. Often, institutionalized racism is subtle and manifests itself in seemingly innocuous ways, but its effects are anything but subtle. CONSUELO LARA IS A NEWLY ELECTED MEMBER OF THE WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BOARD OF EDUCATION. Continue reading

Out With the Old and In With the New

There’s a certain order to things when new councilmembers are sworn in.  It’s a process that has largely been unchanged since people started electing their neighbors to represent them. Continue reading

ELECTION RESULTS ~ #12

At 4:26 PM on Wednesday November 28th, Contra Costa County posted their long-awaited update to the November 6thelection. Continue reading

Anthony Caro ~ Concession

As part of the coverage of the local races running up to the General Election of November 6, Radio Free Richmond offered candidates an opportunity to post op-ed stories on the issues.  Although unusual, we are also affording candidates an opportunity to post their thoughts on the election. Continue reading

2018 Elections ~ All Over But the Shouting

It’s all over but the shouting—and the gloating, finger pointing and commiserating. Continue reading

Anthony Caro ~ In His Own Words

On November 6th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next Governor of California and our representative in the US Senate.  There will be numerous state propositions, a race to serve in the State Assembly, three positions on the Richmond City Council, the Richmond Mayoral race as well as the State Superintendent of Education.  As important as these are, here in West County there is also a critical race being contested for three seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education. Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all eleven candidates for the Board to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. The candidates have also been invited to post guest editorials on the issues of importance. RFR will post a new candidate statement every couple of days. Continue reading

Cesar Zepeda ~ In His Own Words II

On November 6th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next Governor of California and our representative in the US Senate.  There will be numerous state propositions, school board races, a critical race for the 15thAssembly District as well as the State Superintendent of Education.  As important as these are, here in Richmond there is also a critical race being contested for three seats on the Richmond City Council as well as for the Mayor of Richmond. Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all thirteen candidates for the Council and the two candidates for the Mayor’s position to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. The candidates have also been invited to post guest editorials on the issues of importance. RFR will post a new candidate statement every couple of days. Continue reading

Charter Schools Hurt Our Kids

Charter schools are taxpayer-funded public schools operated by private sector corporations. Although they receive billions in California taxpayer dollars every year, they are not required to follow the same laws and regulations that regular neighborhood public schools are required to follow. Continue reading

Ballot Drop-Off Boxes at City Hall

Residents can save postage and time with this vote-by-mail program Continue reading
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