12/22/2009

The Los Angeles teachers union has filed a lawsuit to prevent the city school district from possibly handing control of 12 struggling schools and 18 new schools to charter-school operators. The union is arguing that state law requires new schools to first be staffed by district teachers -- 50% of whom would have to petition for a school to become a charter. Under the district's takeover plan, charter operators could move into new facilities and employ their own staff.

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