September 7, 2010
The most expensive school ever built in the U.S. will soon open its doors at a time of economic uncertainty for the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Robert F. Kennedy Learning Center's excesses illustrate binge-spending on behalf of the district, as well as the district's inequity toward other students, especially those served by charter schools. The Wall Street Journal's editorial on the issue details how charters are more nimble and efficient when it comes to building facilities and serving students, using the Green Dot charter management organization's successes to point out the stark contrasts. Read the piece.