Charter operator wants to empower parents to change Los Angeles schools

May 11, 2009
Green Dot charter founder wants to create a "Parent Revolution"

From The Los Angeles Times: Charter school operator Steve Barr is launching an effort through which parents would wrest political control of the Los Angeles Unified School District from unions, school bureaucrats and other entrenched interests. The plan is for parents to form chapters all over town and improve schools, one by one, using the growing leverage of the charter school movement. The goal is to unite a city of overworked and isolated parents with a brash promise: If more than half of the parents at a school sign up, Barr's organizers say they will guarantee an excellent campus within three years. They call it the Parent Revolution.

ALSO: From The New Yorker: Green Dot, Steve Barr's charter-school group, is now California’s largest, by enrollment, and one of its most successful.

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