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LAUSD and Green Dot Should Talk - Locke High School's Ace Academy Does Not Have to Be a Casualty of Business as Usual

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(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) Several years ago Green Dot Schools then CEO Steve Barr did a video interview for a documentary on public education that I was working on. In it he said, "We can turn around Locke High School in a year." It occurred to me at the time that if you could make up for all the damage that had been done to these students in South Central (I'm not politically correct, since changing the name hasn't changed the reality for the better in this area), then none of us would have to go to 13 years of K-12 education. It is now years later, where only 14 of the original 500 student class graduated and only 85 of a recent 1400 student class graduated. This does not mean that even those who graduated were college ready with A-G requirements. Rather than think and ask why this is happening and finally address student deficits in a timely manner, before it is too late for most students by the time they get to high school without Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) or basic math skills, people still refuse to address the underlying faulty reasoning that tries to fix the damage after the fact and then implicitly accepts race and poverty as the explanation as to why students don't succeed.
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