LASR Poll: What do you think of the Broad charter expansion plan?
LA School Report | October 16, 2015
The “Great Public Schools Now Initiative” was unveiled recently and has caused great controversy at LA Unified. Led by the Broad Foundation, it has set a goal of adding 260 charter schools to low-income areas to enroll half of all LA Unified students within eight years.
The plan is estimated to cost almost half a billion dollars and has sent shockwaves through the district.
Leaders like board President Steve Zimmer, board member Scott Schmerelson and UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl condemned the plan as a hostile takeover of LA Unified, while board members Monica Garcia and Ref Rodriguez are welcoming it.
Well, what do you think? Vote in our poll below and let your voice be heard.