May 12, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
Los Angeles, CA – A new report from MGT of America shows Los Angeles public schools have lost more than $591 million this year alone.
Donald Cohen, Executive Director of In The Public Interest, says it's a staggering figure and if doesn't change immediately "the entire educational system in Los Angeles will be in a financial crisis.”
[Donald Cohen]: "This is the beginning of a conversation nationwide to say you can't create a parallel school system that destroys the existing one and expect every child to be educated."
Cohen says this study should be replicated nationwide to measure the true impact of charter schools on public education.
[Donald Cohen]: "What people around the country hopefully will do, one is replicated this study in their own district – to put dollars and cents and real educational impact on this rapid growth of charter schools. Because charter schools have dramatically increased across the country not by accident, by the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars by people who want to destroy the public school system and privatize it."