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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1992
If, given the choice, all parents choose "good" schools for their children, what happens to the "bad" schools? What about the children whose parents are unwilling or unable to make a choice? Don't all children deserve a good education? LINDA HUGGINS Los Angeles
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OPINION
September 2, 2011
The Public School Choice initiative was a landmark reform for the Los Angeles Unified School District. By allowing alternative operators — whether charter school organizations, the mayor or groups of teachers — to apply to manage scores of new and low-performing schools, it set the standard for putting students first. The theory was that anyone could apply and the very best applications would win, ensuring that students attended the best-run schools the district could offer. Just as important, charter operators in the program would have to accept all students within each school's enrollment area rather than using the usual lottery system under which more-motivated families tend to apply to charter schools.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1993
Fearing further deterioration of public education, the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. on Monday came out against the controversial school choice initiative that would give parents tax-funded vouchers to help send children to private and parochial institutions. Acting on the recommendation of its education and state issues committees, the group's board of directors voted strongly to oppose the initiative, which is scheduled for the statewide November, 1994, ballot.
OPINION
November 2, 2009
It's back to business as usual at the Los Angeles Unified School District, and that's not a good thing. The district's potentially transformational initiative to open about 250 schools to outside management is in danger of being undermined as various interest groups stake out turf. The central goal of the program -- to radically refashion education for the district's most disadvantaged students -- could be lost in the skirmishing. The Public School Choice policy approved by the school board in August was unfortunately vague, a strategy to overcome resistance from various quarters.
NEWS
June 1, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prospect that California voters might support the school choice initiative in November is providing a new and handy political sales tool for supporters of a variety of legislative proposals to overhaul schools, including a sweeping plan to dismantle the Los Angeles Unified School District.
NEWS
December 5, 1991
Trustees of the Montebello Unified School District gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a resolution opposing a proposed school-choice initiative. The initiative would give California parents the right to choose what public schools their children attend as long as they provide transportation. It would also pay up to $2,400 a year for private-school tuition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1993
In response to "A Seductive Proposition" (Valley Commentary, July 4): Carolyn Ellner espouses that the school voucher initiative would create a two-class system of haves and have-nots. She should come out of her ivory tower at Cal State Northridge and realize that we already have a two-class system. On one hand, we have the private school system--a system which has high graduation rates, high standards of discipline, an environment conducive to learning, no graffiti, the right to have religious teaching, no guns on campus, no gang violence, etc. The drawback: It is only available to the rich and middle-class families who must make substantial sacrifices to pay the tuition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1993
Fearing further deterioration of public education, the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. on Monday came out against the controversial school choice initiative that would give parents tax-funded vouchers to help send children to private and parochial institutions. Acting on the recommendation of its education and state issues committees, the group's board of directors voted strongly to oppose the initiative, which is scheduled for the statewide November, 1994, ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1993
In response to "A Seductive Proposition" (Valley Commentary, July 4): Carolyn Ellner espouses that the school voucher initiative would create a two-class system of haves and have-nots. She should come out of her ivory tower at Cal State Northridge and realize that we already have a two-class system. On one hand, we have the private school system--a system which has high graduation rates, high standards of discipline, an environment conducive to learning, no graffiti, the right to have religious teaching, no guns on campus, no gang violence, etc. The drawback: It is only available to the rich and middle-class families who must make substantial sacrifices to pay the tuition.
NEWS
June 1, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prospect that California voters might support the school choice initiative in November is providing a new and handy political sales tool for supporters of a variety of legislative proposals to overhaul schools, including a sweeping plan to dismantle the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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