Howard Blume of the Los Angeles Times obtained a copy of Eli Broad’s plan to build charter schools for half the students in Los Angeles.
The plan projects that it will cost $490 million and take eight years to build 260 new charter schools. Here is the 44-page document.
This would, of course, decimate the remaining public schools by draining them of students and resources.
And the city would run a dual school-system, both supported by public funds. But only the charters would be free to reject students they don’t want, and they would have ample resources from their friends in philanthropy and hedge funds.
Who elected Eli Broad, a man who has said publicly that he knows nothing about education, to redesign the public schools that belong to the people, not to him?
Will anyone stand up to this billionaire who thinks he can buy anything and anyone?