Not Interested: Union, National Charters
Alexander Russo | January 29, 2013
Lots of different folks want to help 24th Street Elementary School turn things around, according to Parent Revolution — including LAUSD itself and a former 24th Street educator. EdSource notes that Celerity was one of the outfits that expressed interest in Compton back when the trigger was being attempted there.
A number of these outfits will likely drop out by the March 8th deadline for turning in a full proposal, if experience is any guide.
Meanwhile, LA Weekly raises the possibility that LAUSD will fight the trigger petition (though this seems unlikely given how successfully Superintendent John Deasy has pointed the trigger away from itself and towards UTLA).
Speaking of UTLA, the union is among those not listed among the entities expressing interest in taking on this responsibility. Also absent are any of the well-known national charter management organizations like KIPP (who tend to shy away from messy turnaround/takeover situations).