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Letters to the editor

Admit talent Re “Opening up the arts school,” Opinion, April 8 Although I can sympathize with the feelings of the inner-city parents concerning the new arts school because my child too attends an overcrowded LAUSD high school, it makes sense to allow motivated students from all over the district to apply. To keep the new school from being a bastion of white flight, the district could create a point or lottery process along the lines of the magnet system for students who are already enrolled in LAUSD schools and whose teachers recommend them. This would encourage middle-class investment in public schools. Perhaps retention in the school could be based on performance. If...