The students who go to charter schools are not demographically congruent to the students who remain in LAUSD schools. The charter schools have by and large a higher percentage of high achieving students and a lower percentage of special education students. LAUSD has less resources to address costs because the federal government does not fund special education. But we fund special education, no matter what, and at a time when we are bleeding resources, it causes a very real impact on schools. —
The very fact that this man is a Goucher grad makes me very, very excited for what I can be capable of.