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May 18, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The M.E. Fitzgerald public school had struggled with a bad image for years before the change finally came: Parents complained it had an old-fashioned teaching style. Weak leadership. Poor community relations. Not surprisingly, in late 1989, after this liberal-dominated college town of 98,000 began permitting parents to choose which school their youngsters would attend, Fitzgerald felt the impact.
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May 18, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The M.E. Fitzgerald public school had struggled with a bad image for years before the change finally came: Parents complained it had an old-fashioned teaching style. Weak leadership. Poor community relations. Not surprisingly, in late 1989, after this liberal-dominated college town of 98,000 began permitting parents to choose which school their youngsters would attend, Fitzgerald felt the impact.
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July 23, 1990 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
A MATTER OF CHOICE: The battle over Choice goes on. Allowing parents to pick their children's public schools is a pet idea of the Bush Administration that is appealing to conservatives because it would cost little or nothing and it fits the free-market philosophy. Educators remain skeptical, however. Choice received its most significant intellectual boost recently when the Brookings Institution published a lengthy report by political scientists John E. Chubb of Brookings and Terry M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993 | HENRY CHU and JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a time of widespread discontent among San Fernando Valley residents over the quality of public education, a Tennessee company that hopes to build affordable for-profit schools across the country will meet with parents next month to test the waters for establishing a campus in the Valley. The Whittle Communications' Edison Project picked the Valley as one of five sites nationwide for a series of meetings to gauge parent reaction. The invitation-only "focus group" sessions, to be held Feb.
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May 27, 1992 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Yale University President Benno C. Schmidt Jr., who is leaving his post to head an ambitious venture to create a nationwide system of profit-making private schools, said he sees the experiment "as a way to bring new vitality to public schools in the United States." During a news conference Tuesday in New Haven, Conn.
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October 28, 1992 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You could call them the real "family values," the issues in this year's presidential campaign that most directly affect average, middle-class Americans: The traditional dream of home ownership. Access to good, affordable health care. Better educational opportunities. Time to handle family emergencies without jeopardizing your job.
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January 5, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The incoming Administration of President-elect George Bush appears close to endorsing an innovative idea in American education that would curb the traditional authority of local officials to assign pupils to public schools and give parents wide freedom to decide which schools their children would attend.
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June 14, 1992 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last week, it happened in Baltimore. In the recent past, it was the same story in Miami; in Duluth, Minn., and in North Carolina. Beleaguered parents and public school officials agreed to share the keys to their classrooms with private entrepreneurs who promised to improve the quality of education for urban children while producing a profit for themselves.
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April 17, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush, embracing an idea for student aid already championed by Democratic challenger Bill Clinton, proposed Thursday to create a $25,000 line of credit for any American willing to repay the money from future earnings. And, as part of a continuing effort to bolster his claim of being "the education President," Bush said he will seek to expand access to existing federal student aid programs and increase the amount that can be borrowed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2001 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Last spring, the graceful old campus of Edison Charter Academy in San Francisco became the battleground for a bitter ideological struggle over the role of for-profit companies in running public schools. The school's backers contended that, under a contract with the nation's largest such education management company, "test scores have gone sky-high." But the local school board was both dubious of those results and philosophically opposed to a private firm making money from public education.
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March 8, 1993 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The stately red brick edifice, newly erected in the midst of this small Tennessee River city's slightly stagnant downtown, seems an unlikely place to plot the rebirth of American education.
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