Does New Orleans' 10-year experience with charters and choice have application to Los Angeles? Yes, but partly in the negative.
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June 30, 2015
June 17, 2015
A networked LAUSD would be part conventional district, part holding company, and greater part incubator and quality control agent.
June 16, 2015
School reformers like to talk about "blow it up" dramatic change. My autonomous network idea for Los Angeles is a deliberate counter-example.
June 15, 2015
People are again talking about breaking up the country's second largest school district. I think that networks of schools would work better than smaller hierarchies.
June 04, 2015
Carl Cohn, recently resigned California state school board member and former superintendent in Long Beach and San Diego, advocates breakup of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
May 20, 2015
In a low-turnout election Political Action Committees spent more than $4.7-million to replace one union-backed board member with another.
April 27, 2015
Grassroots politics meets big data. Sophisticated mapping tools allowed a coalition of community organizations to reshape the budget of the Los Angeles Unified School District and send money to the students in greatest need.
April 22, 2015
As California Teachers Association president Dean Vogel prepares to leave office, he comments on the role his union might take in education reform.
April 20, 2015
After months of strike talk, demonstrations, and threats of layoffs, United Teachers Los Angeles settled on a new labor contract with the L.A. Unified School District.
March 16, 2015
California's new finance and accountability system depends on local democracy. It turns a parent's role from choice to voice.