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October 6, 2003


LA Social Justice Charter School

LA Times covers the Los Angeles Leadership Academy, a charter middle-school that teaches kids about the harsh realities of wars, oppression, and other social inequities. Kids watch movies about Guatemalan mass graves and participate in organized protests for their field trips. It's an interesting model for education, but the school has come under some fire because the students were failing math, and science, and many couldn't read. It seems that parents, many of whom are immigrant day laborers, send their kids to this school not for the desire of a politically conscious education, but just because it's a safer place than regular public schools.

categories: Politics
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