Cynthia Liu

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Cynthia launched her people-powered, national public education news and civic engagement platform, K-12 News Network, in 2011 with a grant from the Ford Foundation. Most recently, K12NN organized citizen media makers to watchdog former Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified John Deasy’s iPad deal, leading to his resignation and ongoing investigations of his apparent bid-rigging. K12NN is a model for community engagement Cynthia hopes will spread across the country.



A grassroots effort to close charter loopholes made its way to the State Assembly, just to be undermined by the state’s highest office. Read more

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Will a new quintet of bills be sufficient to appropriately regulate California’s charters? Read more

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Shock doctrine tactics applied to Los Angeles Unified come to a head this December, as the district reels in the face of billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad’s plan to force 50% of public schools into private management. Mind you, the wealthy ... Read more

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Nearly a thousand parents, students, and teachers march against the “philanthrocapitalist’s” plan... Read more

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