The LAUSD "already has more than 200 charters, the most of any school system in the country," which provides plenty of examples of how these types of schools are operated and what should be expected from Broad's private school district. One example is Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS), which bills itself as "the largest single education reform effort in the country." In my new blog at the K-12 News Network I detail how this school is not serving English Learners or Special Education students at rates comparable to the LAUSD. I also provide a history of its governing board, which over time has transformed from a democratically elected representation of its stakeholders to one that is appointed and, therefore, does not give parents, teachers or community members a formal say in how the school operates. Without proper oversight from the LAUSD Charter School Division, the school is receiving taxpayer money, but the taxpayers have no control of how this money is spent.
For the complete story, please visit http://thewire.k12newsnetwork.com/2015/11/01/tax-spending-without-representation/
I am a former candidate for the District 3 seat on the LAUSD School Board, founder of Change The LAUSD and member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council. Opinions are my own.