Infighting endangers L.A.'s latest school reforms

11/2/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

An effort to allow 250 new and struggling Los Angeles schools to be run by outside management may fall victim to political infighting, thus endangering the district's goal of fixing education for its most disadvantaged students, writes the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times. Ironically, the editorial writers state, the biggest threat to the Public School Choice initiative comes from a group that stands to benefit most from the policy -- charter-school operators -- who are resisting a requirement that they give enrollment preference to students in their schools' neighborhoods.

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