Behind the Headline: Are Charter Schools a Threat or Opportunity for Los Angeles?

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Are Charter Schools a Threat or Opportunity for Los Angeles?
Los Angeles Daily News | 10/16/2015

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How Many Charter Schools is Just Right?
Education Next | Summer 2015

Robin Lake and Paul Hill offer their take on the recently reported plan to serve half of all Los Angeles’ students in charter schools in an article in the Los Angeles Daily News. The plan “can benefit 100 percent of the city’s children. But not if the adult groups involved — both the charter sponsors and the Los Angeles Unified School District board and administration — blow the opportunity by operating as adversaries,” they write.

The Summer 2015 issue of Education Next included two articles debating “How Many Charter Schools is Just Right?

In dozens of U.S. cities, more than one in five students now attend charter schools. Charter school expansion has fueled an increasingly energetic discussion among advocates: How large a share of urban schools should be charters?

— Education Next

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