Network Seeks to Corner Market in South L.A. With More Charters
Leaders of a Los Angeles charter school network want to open nearly two dozen schools to serve thousands more students, in a bid to transform one of the city’s most poverty-stricken, crime-ridden communities.
The Inner City Education Foundation , which now runs 13 charter schools with 3,000 students in the largely poor, mostly African-American neighborhoods that make up South Los Angeles, envisions opening 22 more of the independent public schools over the next eight years.
Under the plan, which needs school board approval, those elementary, middle, and high schools, together with the network’s existing charters, would ultimately serve a projected one out of every four students who live in the 45-square-mile zone of South Los Angeles that is bounded...
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