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LAUSD Candidate Karla Griego on Charter School Accountability

If elected to the Los Angeles school board how would she ensure these publicly funded private schools are properly regulated?

Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness
Published in
3 min readJun 9, 2024

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“Charter accountability is critical to ensuring that our students and families are not taken advantage of by charter schools”

– LAUSD Candidate Karla Griego

Of the seven board districts in the LAUSD, Board District 5 has the second-highest number of charter schools with 47.25* charter schools operating within its boundaries. This is 21.28% of the total number authorized by the District. Only Board District 2 has more with 49.25 schools representing 22.18% of the total.

This oversaturation affects not only public schools but also the charters, especially when the number of available students is declining. Finances are stretched thin as schools are forced to fight Hunger Games style for the dwindling number of school-age students. Eventually, a point of no return is reached and schools are forced to close, wasting all of the public funds that were used to build up their infrastructure.

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Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com