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L.A. education reform group names board, signals shift from charter-school-only focus - LA Times

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SCANDALOUS! 'In one of the boldest, brashest, most outrageous attempts to destroy public education in the history of education in the U.S.' says Diane Ravitch, ' Eli Broad has picked his own school board, one run by his surrogates and the charter-happy privatizers of the Walton Family Foundation, making the elected board irrelevant so that a billionaire from L.A. and a billionaire family from Arkansas will  run schools for half the children in Los Angeles! What a legacy Eli Broad and the Walton family will leave behind. Destructive, anti-democratic, union-busting, a need to control whatever they can buy, a belief that everything--even public schools--are for sale. They are utterly shameless.' Here is Howard Blume's report on the story:

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