"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Alliance for College Ready Public Schools to Expand in LAUSD

Check out today's LAUSD board agenda, which includes (from what I can tell) the potential authorization of eight charter schools run by the Alliance for College Ready Public Schools, a Broad/Walton/NSVF-backed group (Broad gave at least $6.5M). The Alliance is one of the lesser-known charter schools backing the Parent Revolution. Be sure to check out the list of donors, particularly the "individual" donors, which includes:
Dan Katzir - managing director of the Broad Foundation
Ted Mitchell - NSVF CEO (with a $500,000 salary) and president of the California State Board of Education
Caprice Young - former LAUSD board member, worked for California Charter School Association, now works for KC Distance Learning (owned by Mike Milkens' Knowledge Universe). She was also listed as a DfER board member until I alerted Mr. Joe Williams of her position in the for-profit realm. Her name no longer appears on their website.
Kenneth Starr - the ex investigator and homophobic defender of Proposition 8


  1. That list was a Rogue's Gallery if there
    ever was one.

  2. Caprice Young was the head of the California Charter Schools Association during a period when charter schools were really building up steam, so she should get more credit than you give her -- for evildoing and harming public education.