September 14, 2007

MICKEY KAUS: “Thanks to a recent election that gave Mayor Villaraigosa’s allies a majority on the L.A. school board, a large, poor-performing inner-city high school–Locke High–is being turned over in toto to a charter organization. Why isn’t this the equivalent, for the education world, what the dynamiting of the Pruitt-Igoe towers was for New Deal public housing projects? Here is a unionized ghetto high school so beyond salvation by the traditional ed bureaucracy that a majority of its own teachers vote to go charter!”

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