Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vote could open 250 L.A. schools to outside operators

Backers of the Board of Education decision tout choice and competition. Foes call the move illegal, illogical and improper.

In a startling acknowledgment that the Los Angeles school system cannot improve enough schools on its own, the city Board of Education approved a plan Tuesday that could turn over 250 campuses -- including 50 new multimillion-dollar facilities -- to charter groups and other outside operators.

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