Parental demand caused a Chinese language immersion program to outgrow its campus in Venice on LA's Westside. Plans were made to expand it in nearby Mar Vista. Residents there said the program was okay, but didn't want the traffic and other consequences in their backyard. LA Unified's final solution: cut the program in half.
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Photo: Parents line up outside Broadway Elementary School, original home of the Mandarin foreign language immersion program. Photo courtesy Broadway Elementary School