L.A. Unified School District

Advocates say L.A. Unified shortchanges its neediest students

Advocates say L.A. Unified shortchanges its neediest students

No one questions that students at La Salle Avenue Elementary, with their low academic achievement, could use a hand up.

But a civic coalition spearheaded by United Way of Greater Los Angeles puts the South L.A. campus at the top of schools needing more services and attention, while the L.A. Unified School District, ranks it at 293 out of 451 elementary schools.

That dichotomy is at the heart of two new reports, an ongoing lawsuit and a now yearly push to change the way the nation’s second-largest school district does business. The pressure has had some effect, but the coalition remains unsatisfied.

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