Struggling High School Given Over To Union Charter Schools

32485122Green Dot charter to take over Locke High School LA Times
The Los Angeles Board of Education voted Tuesday to turn over one of
the city's most troubled high schools to a charter school organization,
marking the first time an outside group will run a traditional public
school in Los Angeles.

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  • Isn't a lottery, in and of itself, a selection process?

  • Given that Simeon's complete application packet includes the 7th grade standardized test scores, first period of 8th grade report card, a typed written essay, letters of recommendation from counselors & teachers, as well as the cumulative records, they certainly could select students based on academic background. In fact, the CPS page states that Simeon is not a neighborhood school, instead selecting its applicants based on test scores.

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