Does LA Unified Really Want School Reform?

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Mayor Villaraigosa says the LA Unified School District has delivered "a terrible blow to reform." The elected school board has given control of 36 new and underperforming schools mostly to groups organized by administrators and teachers who already work for the District. Only four went to charter operators and three to the Mayor's reform organization.  One charter operator says the move shows that "big labor has…control over these school board members." Yolie Flores, the board member who pushed for outside control, says some of her colleagues "are still beholden to unions."

Credits

Guests:
Monica Garcia - President of the Board of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, Yolie Flores Aguilar - Communities for Teaching Excellence - @itsyolie, Mike Piscal - Founder and CEO, ICEF Public Schools

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody