Families in Southeast L.A. were disappointed last year when the school board prevented Valiente College Preparatory Charter School from opening its doors, purely because of politics. But instead of giving up, they fought back. So earlier this month, when Valiente founder Jacob Wertz asked the L.A. County Board of Education to approve the school, families and students were right beside him. They made it clear that the community wants a new charter school that will hold students to high standards and help them graduate ready for college and career.
And guess what? They succeeded. The County gave Valiente the green light to open this fall. Check out this news story on Telemundo, whose cameras were on hand to cover Valiente’s victory. Go families!