What if Los Angeles decided to stop new charter schools from opening? That was the call to arms in a recent op-ed in the L.A. Times by Diane Ravitch, an infamous charter school opponent. As soon as Ravitch’s article appeared, charter families rallied to call foul on Ravitch and protect the charter movement.
One great example is Ingrid Oliu, whose daughter attends a charter school in northeast L.A. Oliu wrote a powerful response to Ravitch that debunked her accusations and chastised her for disrespecting tens of thousands of families who simply want to maintain their right to choose the best learning environment for their children. Social media lit up with outrage as charter supporters spoke out against Ravitch’s polarizing views and false claims.
You can read Ingrid’s piece here on Education Post, a national blog on education issues. A big thank you to Ingrid and the many other parents and charter supporters who came to the defense of L.A.’s charter school community, which also happens to be among the highest performing charter networks in the country.