Great news out of Los Angeles, where the LA Unified School District (LAUSD) recently renewed the charters of six Alliance College-Ready Public Schools serving more than 2,600 students. The renewals cap a successful grassroots effort by Alliance families and staff, who wrote more than 3,500 letters to the LAUSD board and made a strong in-person showing at the board meeting to demonstrate their support for Alliance schools.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools serve 12,000 students in some of LA’s most underprivileged neighborhoods. Ninety-one percent of students graduate from high school in four years and 99 percent are accepted to college. The charter renewals come at a particularly fraught time for Alliance schools, as the United Teachers Los Angeles union tries to disrupt the Alliance model that is working so well. Our President & CEO recently wrote about the issue in an op-ed for U.S. News & World Report that you can read here.