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Sarah Amaya works on an assignment in her fourth grade class at Magnolia Science Academy Elementary School in Van Nuys, CA August 28, 2014.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)
Story Source: Daily News ~ Go to Original Article

Debates pitting traditional against charter public schools are deeply counterproductive. Those arguing want the same thing – a great education for all children. Unfortunately, the recent opinion piece “Students Need Properly Resourced Schools, Not Gimmicks Like Charters” by Glenn Sacks spreads false information specific to the KIPP School Network so we are choosing to address his misguided claims.

Our hope, however, is that in the future this argument is laid to rest and energy is instead focused on partnered advocacy for educational equity because we all believe that students need properly resourced schools. California is currently ranked 41st among the 50 states in per-pupil funding despite being the fifth-largest economy in the world. KIPP SoCal would welcome the opportunity to partner with organizations such as United Teachers Los Angeles to pass legislation that puts students first………………