The LA Unified School District will be opening no less than fifty new schools in the next few years. Tomorrow, the elected School Board will take up a proposal that could give outsiders a chance to run them. Proposals would be accepted from charter operators, unions, the Mayor's office and community groups. Mayor Villaraigosa is all in favor, but organized labor has problems. The LA Times is supportive, but in an editorial today warns against what it calls "a load of troubling amendments" including "poison pills…apparently intended to appease the teachers union." Board Vice President Yolie Flores Aguilar is the author of the main proposal. Steve Zimmer is one author of amendments the Times doesn't like.
LAUSD Board to Debate Management of New Schools
Steve Zimmer - LA Unified School District; candidate for School Board District 4 seat - @lausd_zimmer, Yolie Flores Aguilar - Communities for Teaching Excellence - @itsyolie, Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume