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Morning Read: How Great Public Schools Now came to donate to LAUSD schools

LA School Report | October 11, 2016



Why an organization once seen as LA Unified’s biggest threat now plans to give money to LAUSD schools
In late January, a mere three weeks into her tenure as Los Angeles Unified School District’s superintendent, Michelle King welcomed two surprising guests into her office: representatives of the nonprofit group that sprouted from the controversial “Great Public Schools Now” plan. Since it was leaked to the press four months earlier, the document had been a lingering source of tension in the district. Backed by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and other deep-pocketed charter school supporters, the plan had called for doubling the number of charter seats in Los Angeles. By Kyle Stokes, KPCC

 

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