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Confidential Charter School Memo Blasted as ‘Outline for a Hostile Takeover’

(COMMON DREAMS) Deirdre Fulton — A California billionaire is enlisting other wealthy backers in a $490 million scheme to place half of the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District into charter schools over the next eight years—a plan at least one critic says would “do away with democratically controlled, publicly accountable education in LA.”

The Los Angeles Times obtained a confidential 44-page proposal, “The Great Public Schools Now Initiative,” drafted by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and other charter advocates.

Source: Confidential Charter School Memo Blasted as ‘Outline for a Hostile Takeover’ | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community