Morning Read: Dozens of charter schools make changes after ACLU report on ‘illegal’ admissions process
LA School Report | August 31, 2016
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Why was it the ACLU, not charter school overseers, who called out ‘illegal’ behaviors?
Dozens of charter schools have made changes to their websites, enrollment forms or recruiting materials in the month since the ACLU of Southern California alleged that one out of every five charters in California had a discriminatory admissions policy. The report initially identified 253 charter schools that had posted “illegal” admissions guidelines on their websites. But since then, ACLU attorney Victor Leung says his organization has removed more than 50 charters from its list after school staff changed or clarified policies the ACLU termed “plainly exclusionary.” By Kyle Stokes, KPCC
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