A new memo indicates there's a $490 million plan to place half of L.A. students into charter schools over the next 8 years.
The memo reported by the L.A. Times indicates charter school advocates including the Broad Foundation hope to create 260 such schools and enroll at least 130,000 students. Says school board president Steve Zimmer: the plan is a blueprint for a hostile takeover of the LAUSD. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) staged a protest over the weekend in front of the new Broad museum, but charter advocates champion the leaked plans.
Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times education reporter who’s been covering the leaked plans
Gabe Rose, Chief Strategy Officer, Parent Revolution, a non-profit, pro-charter group
Stephanie Farland, executive director of Collaborative Solutions for Charter Authorizers, a consulting firm for charter oversight