H. Ross Perot (Interview, Opinion, Dec. 22) cuts to the heart of the matter when he says that education reform must be tackled on a "city-by-city" basis and reform must be guided by the principle that "public schools exist solely for the benefit of the children."
The Los Angeles Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now (LEARN) is approaching the effort to restructure the Los Angeles Unified School District from the same perspective. Beginning this month, more than 200 community leaders will begin the process of reaching consensus on reform proposals with one goal in sight--better educational results for children.
To assist us in this process, we have researched "best practices" and positive results of reform movements throughout the Western Hemisphere, including those in Perot's home state of Texas.
President and CEO, LEARN