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LAUSD'S GRANADA HILLS CHARTER HIGH WINS ACADEMIC DECATHLON- IT'S ALL ABOUT EXPECTATIONS...OR THE LACK OF THEM (Granada Hills Charter High School of LAUSD Gana Decatlón Académico - ES TODO SOBRE EXPECTATIVAS ... O LA FALTA DE ELLOS)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) My take on Granada Hills Charter High School's national victory in the Academic Decathlon last Saturday, April 30th, is quite different than that of Reporter Rick Rojas of the Los Angeles Times in his article "Granada Hills wins top decathlon tiltle." I have two questions and one answer that seems to me to focus on and explain the apparent contradiction in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) being so successful in the Academic Decathlon over the years and yet such an abysmal failure when it comes to educating the lion's share of its students. - How can students in a school district where close to 50% of the students quit school in frustration or indifference, just between the 9th and 12th grade, be able on a regular basis to win the National Academic Decathlon 12 times? - Why it is that in a school district like LAUSD where the total enrollment in 2010 was 73.4% Hispanic/Latino and 10.2% Black and only 5/9% Asian and 9.5% White, that the predominant make up of the 12 LAUSD teams that have won the National Academic Decathlon are predominantly Asian and White?

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