There has been no shortage of charter school failures in California, and the rate of abrupt school closures is very high across the nation.
Borders, boundaries and barriers have been a way of life in the lower Sacramento Valley since the Gold Rush days. The newest form of green line here is charter schools.
Federal data show that charter-school teachers leave charters at higher rates than at public schools.
Twenty-two charters — nearly all of them in high-poverty neighborhoods — accounted for 42 percent of L.A. charter schools’ nearly 3,700 suspensions last year.
Los Angeles charters suspended black students at almost three times the rate of traditional schools; students with disabilities were suspended at nearly four times the non-charter school rate.
For many California charter schools, co-location is everything.