« The Month In Review: Secrets, Missed Stories, & More | Main | Booze-Filled Flip-Flops »

Breakaway LA Teachers Want To Go Charter

In most cases, charter schools are new starts promoted by a charter group, or occasionally conversions (as in Chicago and San Diego). But rarely that I know of have teachers decided that they wanted to go charter, and signed petitions to do so. That's what's going on at Locke high school in LA, where teachers are trying to break away from LAUSD and form a cluster of charter schools operated by Green Dot, whose teachers have abbreviated collective bargaining rights. And regardless of what happens there it creates a fascinating new grassroots way for teachers to get in the charter game, if they want to. Two other LA schools have already expressed interest, and I've gotten emails from teachers in Chicago wondering if they can do the same.
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.


Recent Comments

  • Patrick: A very fitting farewell. So does this mean that David read more




Technorati search

» Blogs that link here