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Parents Force Charter Takeover of L.A. High School

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Parents Force Charter Takeover of L.A. High School

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Parents Force Charter Takeover of L.A. High School

Parents Force Charter Takeover of L.A. High School

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Locke High School is, by all accounts, among the worst high schools in Los Angeles. It's in Watts, one of the city's most treacherous, gang-infested neighborhoods. The school is overcrowded and on the brink of an academic melt-down.

Earlier this year, parents and half of the school's faculty revolted, forcing the school district to do something it has never done before: turn over Locke High to a private group of reformers. When that takeover happens next summer some teachers know they won't be rehired. Others don't plan to stay.