L.A. board rejects school's request for charter renewal

May 23, 2007
Board has concerns that the school's admissions process unfairly excludes low-achieving students.

The Los Angeles school board has decided not to renew the charter of one of the city's highest scoring middle schools; New West Charter School must seek a reprieve from the state to stay in business. The school board unanimously turned down the renewal petition from New West over concerns that the admissions process could improperly screen out low-achieving students. New West acknowledges its more extensive admissions process, but insists the school does nothing wrong. State law requires charters to accept all students seeking entrance regardless of their academic abilities

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