Proposal Would Open Up Management of L.A. Schools
Parent groups are pushing board to approve resolution
Fed up with the slow pace of academic improvement in the nation’s second-largest school district, some Los Angeles education leaders are seeking to open up the management of 50 new schools set to open in the city over the next four years.
Outside operators or in-house talent would compete to manage the schools, as well as to take turning around as many as 200 that are chronic underperformers.
A formal resolution—which calls for “internal and external stakeholders” to submit “operational and instructional plans” for managing the schools—was set for a vote by members of the Los Angeles Unified school board on Aug. 25. The proposal has drawn fierce opposition from United Teachers Los Angeles , whose top leader called it a “giveaway to charter schools,” but has garnered strong support from parent and charter school groups, as well as Los...
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