Cindy Jordan, right, mother of two students at Granada Elementary Community Charter School in Granada Hills joined about 50 parents holding protest signs in 2013 outside the Balboa Boulevard offices of Tamar Galatzan, a Los Angeles Unified School District board member. Some parents were protesting an L.A. Unified order to reorganize elementary classes according to the students’ levels of English language fluency, seeing it as segregation.
Cindy Jordan, right, mother of two students at Granada Elementary Community Charter School in Granada Hills joined about 50 parents holding protest signs in 2013 outside the Balboa Boulevard offices of Tamar Galatzan, a Los Angeles Unified School District board member. Some parents were protesting an L.A. Unified order to reorganize elementary classes according to the students’ levels of English language fluency, seeing it as segregation. Al Seib Los Angeles Times file
Cindy Jordan, right, mother of two students at Granada Elementary Community Charter School in Granada Hills joined about 50 parents holding protest signs in 2013 outside the Balboa Boulevard offices of Tamar Galatzan, a Los Angeles Unified School District board member. Some parents were protesting an L.A. Unified order to reorganize elementary classes according to the students’ levels of English language fluency, seeing it as segregation. Al Seib Los Angeles Times file
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California charter schools involved in multiple political battles

May 24, 2016 03:42 PM

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