Re "Survey gives L.A. charter schools higher marks," June 10
As an educator for one of those traditional LAUSD middle schools, I'm all for sharing best practices with charter school teachers.
However, the playing field between charter and traditional schools will truly be level only when my colleagues and I are granted the autonomy that charter school faculty have: the ability to select textbooks and design lesson plans. Until then, it is unfair to compare test score results between the two types of schools.
The writer is an LAUSD English teacher.
Simply using test scores to compare charter schools to local neighborhood schools is comparing apples to oranges, especially when looking at middle schools. Nowhere does The Times' article reference class size, which often exceeds 40 in local middle schools.