Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Novel School Plan Upheld - Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—The city's Board of Education voted Tuesday to hand over some of its public schools to charter school operators and teachers groups, part of an unusual experiment to see whether outsiders will have better luck improving student achievement in the nation's second-largest school district.

Parents, teachers and activists attended a controversial Los Angeles board vote that had pit unions against charter school operators. But most of the 30 campuses, some with more than one school, were awarded to teachers and administrators employed by the school district. The board awarded four schools to charter groups, and two schools to a group led by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The majority of the schools were awarded to teachers' groups. The board's vote was a blow to charter advocates and a boost to teachers in the city's divided education community.

At least they are moving beyond the "box". For the children's sake we all hope the experiment works. Read the full article here. Novel School Plan Upheld

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