At the urging of United Teachers Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a resolution asking the Legislature to put a temporary moratorium on charter schools in the district. Teachers unions in other districts are clamoring that it should be statewide. We explore the arguments for and against the idea and the odds it will become law with Steve Barr, founder of Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles, who’s proposing a new charter school for foster youth.
And Louis interviews U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-VA, the new chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, about his plans to enforce states’ compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act and his goal of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act this year.
- LA Unified, teachers still face challenges over contract and charter school moratorium
- Los Angeles teachers return to class after voting to end strike
- After eight years, Democrats assume power over education policy in House of Representatives