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Charter schools to likely get a boost on national and local levels

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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 15, 2012, Partnership for Los Angeles Coordinator of School Improvement Myeisha Phillips, middle, supervises Ritter Elementary School elementary students practicing their math operator skills in Los Angeles. As teacher layoffs result in larger class sizes, schools are increasingly looking to technology to help bear the load. Some charter schools are investing heavily in classroom computers, and Los Angeles Unified is also exploring the idea. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Damian Dovarganes/AP

Proponents for a parent’s right to choose private education and get federal money to pay for it, may be getting some good news today. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is unveiling her new "School Choice" platform today in Indianapolis.

In Los Angeles, the focus of debate is on charter schools. Votes are still being counted from last week's election but it seems like the LAUSD school board will have a majority of members supported by the Charter School Association.

So what does this shift, both locally and nationally, means for getting an education in LA?

Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Mikhail Zinshteyn. He writes for the online publication, EdSource.org, and he’s spent some time looking into the public, charter, private school tug-of-war that’s been going in on education for decades.

To hear the full interview with Mikhail Zinshteyn, click on the blue Media Player above. 

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