When Our Schools Become a Business

April 30, 2010  |  

(citywatch.com) — While the soot is simmering down and the controversy and mayhem in Los Angeles and her schools has leapfrogged to the next ugly battle, I kept my judgment quiet for a time over the charter issue and watched others beat up Los Angeles Unified Schools Superintendent Ramon It’s clear, many critics charged, that Cortines failed to overhaul the massive district. He had the chance to allow the takeovers of 36 schools that were up for grabs to outside operators, either non-profits or charters. Some contend Cortines paled at using charter schools, the best possible pathway to break up and improve the district, which serves 617,000 plus students and resides over 891 “traditional” schools.

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