Thursday, July 6, 2017

New pro-charter L.A. school board seeks emergency motion to 'put students first' - LA Times

New pro-charter L.A. school board seeks emergency motion to 'put students first' - LA Times:

New pro-charter L.A. school board seeks emergency motion to 'put students first'

For generations, earnest teachers and administrators in Los Angeles have sought the solution to lagging student achievement, with imperfect results. But on Thursday, a new wave of leaders seems to have found what they believe is the elusive formula on their first day in charge.
A school board member who belongs to a pro-charter school bloc, Ref Rodriguez, put forward an emergency motion that declares: “We are a District that puts kids first.”
There’s more to the resolution than that, but that opening line to a set of action items suggests that the previous leadership — including board members, the superintendent of schools and senior staff — missed the mark on the quintessential idea that the needs of students must be the top priority in the nation’s second-largest school system.
This resolution is a main order of business of the first board meeting for a seven-member body that will, for the first time, have a majority elected with dominant financial backing from charter school supporters. Also spending big in this year’s elections, the most expensive school board elections in the nation’s history, were employee unions, most especially the teachers union, whose candidates lost.New pro-charter L.A. school board seeks emergency motion to 'put students first' - LA Times:
There's a new, pro-charter school board in L.A. Here's what we expect from it - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-lausd-school-board-20170704-story.html on @latimes

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