Los Angeles Unified Schools, Steve Barr and the New Charter School
Interested in the on-going charter school question? Well, we were, too. Below you'll find a number of different of different media that deal with the question of charter schools and especially the history of Steve Barr and the Green Dot charter school system.
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Steve Barr Interview (NPR-Audio)
Last year, Jefferson High School in Los Angeles got national attention for brawls and fights that occurred during school. It raised questions about the ability of students to learn in an environment where they don't feel safe. Jefferson High has been struggling to re-invent itself since then (2006).
A short video on the history of Green Dot from both the Green Dot perspective and the perspective of teachers and parents in L.A. Unified's system, featuring Drew Carey.