Pure Orwellian doublespeak! 'The Great Public Schools Now Initiative' is a plan by the Broad Foundation to place half of the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District into CHARTER SCHOOLS. it will cost $490 million and take 8 years to build 260 new charter schools. This would, of course, decimate the remaining public schools by draining them of students and resources.And the city would run a dual school-system, both supported by public funds. But only the charters would be free to reject students they don't want, and they would have ample resources from their friends in philanthropy and hedge funds.
Diane Ravitch asks:'Who elected Eli Broad, a man who has said publicly that he knows nothing about education, to redesign the public schools that belong to the people!'
Will anyone stand up to this billionaire who thinks he can buy anything and anyone?