L.A. Unified explores possibility of becoming an all-charter district

Nov 17, 2015 by

Converting the nation’s second-largest school system into an all-charter district is a long-shot — one that requires state approval and support from a majority of teachers.

But members of the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education said they were exploring all options — even those that are unlikely — as the district contends with a charter school expansion plan spearheaded by the Broad Foundation. The plan seeks to enroll more than half the district’s students in charter schools over the next eight years.

On Tuesday, a board committee reviewed a report that outlines the process for becoming an entirely charter school district. Board members said the goal was primarily to identify how the district could benefit from the same flexibility currently provided to charters.

Charters are publicly funded, independently operated and free from some regulations that govern traditional schools. Most are non-union.

Source: L.A. Unified explores possibility of becoming an all-charter district – LA Times

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