The Green Dot charter chain took over Locke High School in 2008.

It received $15 million of mostly private funding to overhaul the school and completely change its culture.

But the one challenge that Green Dot has been unable to overcome is to provide a safe, clean place for boys to go to the bathroom.

After the stalls were vandalized, the school ripped them out, leaving no privacy.

When you read the article, you will note that teachers were afraid to express their concerns. Wonder why?

Many boys go home to use the toilet.

Test scores are up, though still disappointingly low.

On state subject matter tests, more than half the Locke students tested “below basic.”

But the students don’t have the most basic of amenities, even with a grant of $15 million.

Still waiting for that Green Dot magic.