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L.A. Unified School District

Don't put the freeze on charter schools

To the editor: As the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education takes on the challenge of finding a new superintendent, I hope it solicits input from the wide spectrum of students and families it serves. While I agree with Stanford education historian Diane Ravitch that our next schools' chief should go to the mat for small class sizes and arts education, a moratorium on new charter schools would be detrimental to learning. ("The survival of public education is at risk. Here's what LAUSD needs to do," op-ed, July 23) The next LAUSD superintendent should embrace multiple learning environments — from charters to magnets to co-located schools —...