Charter Schools Chart a Course onto LAUSD Campuses

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Eight years ago, California voters approved Proposition 39 which lowered the majority needed to pass bonds for school construction.  It also required that public school districts accommodate charter schools—and treat them equally with traditional schools.  Since then, the charter movement has exploded and thousands of students need more space.  In April, LA Unified agreed that 39 charter schools could share space on existing campuses.  But that created a backlash—from South Los Angeles to Echo Park to the San Fernando Valley. The District then withdrew its offer to 7 of those 39 charter schools. 

Credits

Guests:
Howard Blume - education reporter for the Los Angeles Times - @howardblume, Ramon Cortines - Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District, Caprice Young - Magnolia Public Schools - @capriceyoung

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky