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Despite Parent Objections, LAUSD Board is Poised to Dismantle School Rating System, While Release of Student Growth Data Remains Uncertain

By Our Turn

Nearly a dozen parents raised their voices at an LAUSD board committee meeting Tuesday in an attempt to save the School Performance Framework and give parents access to vital data showing how well L.A. schools are helping vulnerable students grow academically in a given year.  

A committee chaired by Board Member George McKenna (BD1), however, voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend a resolution from Board Vice President Jackie Goldberg (BD5) to suspend implementation of the school rating system on the eve of its launch.

The full board is expected to pass some version of Goldberg’s resolution on Nov. 5, reversing course and discarding more than a year’s worth of work undertaken by the district and stakeholders after a 6-1 vote last April to create a rating system to evaluate school performance.   

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