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 Sep. 11, 2017

Just Because Trump and DeVos Like Charter Schools Doesn’t Mean You Can’t, Too

A while ago school choice policies were gaining steam across the country. Charter schools and vouchers were still somewhat controversial, but more and more people…

By Andrew Pillow

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

Don’t Get Angry, Get Eva

Somehow, while managing a sprawling network of public charter schools serving 15,000 children, engaging in the day-to-day political combat of New York, and raising three…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

All the Black Kids Are Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

I attended a predominantly Latino grammar school. We were all friends for the most part—the Black students, Mexican students and the few White students that…

By Tanesha Peeples

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