A Charter School Challenges LA Unified
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Should Locke High School, one of LA’s poorest performers, be turned over to the charter school organization Green Dot? A majority of the teachers have signed petitions calling for change although their union is dead-set against the idea. First on Making News, we examine the continuing investigation on the May Day clearing of Mac Arthur Park.
Update on the LAPD Investigation of the May Day Melee ()
Heads are rolling at the LAPD as the investigation continues. Meanwhile, eighty-five civic leaders and community groups have asked that all internal records be made public. We speak with Jim McDonald, Assistant Chief overseeing the investigation.
- Jim McDonald: Assistant Chief to the LAPD
Should the LAUSD Have a Lock on Locke High School? ()
The LA Times reports that a majority of the seventy-three tenured teachers at LA’s Locke High School have signed petitions asking that Green Dot Public Schools take over. If the petitions are verified, Green Dot could petition the elected school board for control of the school.
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