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  • The myth of charter school success

    Critics of public education have argued for years that throwing money at public schools doesn't solve the "education crisis." Now come Eli Broad (who revealed his formula for charter school "success" last week), Bill Gates, the Annenbergs, Hunts,...
  • Day 1

    Green Dot Public Schools, the charter operator that has gained a big reputation for small high schools, a college-prep curriculum and fast growth, opens its latest newsmaking venture today: a reinvented Locke High School. The teachers have been hired...
  • Where change begins

    The freshman-only academies of Animo Locke 1 and 2 are crammed into rows of rundown portable classrooms on separate campuses. Their courtyards are parking lots. Cafeterias? Folding benches under tarps on the blacktop. The students arrive from Watts middle...
  • Locke High School's progress

    Locke High School's progress
    The lesson was polling. Math teacher Fernando Avila acted as pollster, the students as respondents and the four corners of the classroom their opinions: strongly agree, slightly agree, slightly disagree, strongly disagree. The topic: How Locke High School...
  • Give schools leeway on using funds

    Give schools leeway on using funds
    For California's schools, the question of the state budget shortfall comes down to this: Will they have an utterly unthinkable year, or just a horrible year? Even if the Legislature approves new taxes or other ways to raise revenue, the current projection...
  • Supt. Brewer's failings

    Supt. Brewer's failings
    The Los Angeles Unified School District is not without accomplishment. It has recently seen student test scores improve, and it is on track with a vast, long-term effort to build enough schools for all of its students. But along with much of California,...
  • UTLA needs to be progressive

    As a former teacher at the school in question, I can attest that Matthew C. Taylor, who advocated in his Blowback that we should "stop cheering on charter schools," is definitely not an expert on what ails Locke High School. I strongly believe that...
  • The test passes

    Liliana Valenzuela was a high school senior with a 3.84 grade-point average who ranked 12th in her class. She could not, however, pass the English portion of California's high school exit exam and, by law, was barred from graduating. Valenzuela became...
  • A fair way to test special ed students

    George Skelton provides a well-thought-out report of the challenges facing teachers and special education students in his Sept. 15 column, "Testing of special ed students should be re-examined." As a high school special education teacher, I have a deep...
  • Bar exam dispute isn't about politics

    The Times' Sept. 17 editorial, "Affirmative action and the bar exam," characterizes a UCLA law professor's request for the confidential data of state bar exam takers as a debate over affirmative action. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier...
  • Don't judge teachers by test scores

    In her Op-Ed article, "Put teachers to the test," Camille Esch writes that "the old evaluation system that ignores student achievement and finds virtually all teachers 'satisfactory' simply sets the bar too low." Although I agree with her, and with all...