JUST IN: Ratliff exploring LAUSD conversion to a charter district
In what appears to be a strategy to undermine the Broad Foundation’s proposal to move half of district students into charter schools, LA Unified board member Mónica Ratliff is exploring the possibility of turning the entire district into a charter organization. Part of the agenda of the Nov. 17 meeting of the district’s Budget, Facilities and...
By Mike Szymanski | November 12, 2015
Broad names former Louisiana ed chief to lead LA charter plan
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation said today Paul Pastorek, a former superintendent of public education in Louisiana who joined the foundation in an executive role earlier this year, has been appointed to lead the group’s efforts to expand charter schools in Los Angeles Unified. Pastorek, a former general counsel to NASA, joined the Broad...
By LA School Report | October 21, 2015
Broad poll finds large majorities favor LAUSD charter expansion
Nearly 90 percent of Los Angeles residents support improving the city’s public education system, and almost three quarters of them favor expanding charter public schools, according to a poll commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released this morning. Conducted over 10 days through Oct. 1, the poll comes...
By LA School Report | October 12, 2015