For Los Angeles Schools, Reform Means Uncertainty

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Governor Schwarzenegger has signed Mayor Villaraigosa's school reorganization bill, promising that test scores will go up while dropout rates will go down. Instead of the total control he originally demanded, the Mayor will have to share power with the elected School Board and the teachers.  That's if the Board fails to get the Mayor's reorganization thrown out by the courts. All parties promise to work together--in the interests of education--but how can they do that before their differences are resolved?


Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume, David Tokofsky - education strategist and former LAUSD school board member and teacher - @davidtokofsky, A.J. Duffy - Apple Academy Charter Public Schools

Warren Olney

Frances Anderton