Rajiv Dalal

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Executive Director, Multiple Sclerosis Hope Foundation

La Canada, California

Rajiv Dalal serves as executive director of the Multiple Sclerosis Hope Foundation. He was most recently an economic development advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In that capacity, he helped engineer and pass the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, which has already brought thousands of middle-class jobs back to California. Rajiv co-founded and taught at the Samvedana School in India, which helps educate impoverished children in the slums of India.

Rajiv holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown, and earned graduate degrees from Columbia, Georgetown Law, and Oxford. Rajiv lives in La Cañada with his wife Divya and their two dogs, Fozzie Bear and Animal.

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Posted Nov. 13, 2015

It’s Not About Charters or Districts, But Schools That Meet the Needs of Their Communities

As a candidate for the California State Assembly, I get a lot of well-intentioned but unsolicited advice on education policy.…

By Rajiv Dalal

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 26, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About the NAACP’s Stance on Charter Schools

This post is continually updated with up-to-date information. In a scathing article by the Wall Street Journal, the NAACP is called out for "taking orders from its union backers"—those union backers being the United Federation of Teachers and National Education Association—"to oppose charter schools."…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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