Assembly Bill 1217 is a secretive, last-minute bill to create a publicly funded but privately operated STEM school in LA, bypassing the local School Board, parents, and educators.
This is another power grab by Eli Broad and a continuation of his “some kids, not all kids” charter strategy. LAUSD has 142 STEM programs already, many of which are doing amazing things with shoestring budgets. Investing in our existing STEM schools—not a billionaire one-school carve-out—is how we help equity and access for all students, including students of color and our most underserved students.
Rally with STEM teachers, students, and gradautes to urge the legislature to say NO to the billionaire boutique school!