(Mensaje se repite en Español)
(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)
LAUSD had a meeting today at Dorsey High School to roll out the Public School Choice Program for the parents and community members present. I went to the meeting, because my own analysis of this program, which I covered at perdaily clearly showed that this was just more of the same recycled and renamed vacuous school reform rhetoric from the past, e.g.LEARN, that has no chance of bring about any positive change to communities of color and poverty in LAUSD.
What I felt most important for the parents to be aware of that were being asked to go along with this program is the fact that like all other supposed LAUSD reform, power will stay with the school principal and LAUSD Superintendent, who have an absolute veto over anything that teachers, parents, and students might decide actually worked better. Again, what LAUSD says in terms of parent, teacher, and student input is belied the reality of the clear legal language that again and again say the principal and superintendent maintain a veto and