More on the Cost of Turnaround at Locke

Alexander Russo provides more important context on the cost of turnaround at Locke High in LA:

I’m sure the folks at Green Dot and elsewhere in the state would want it noted more prominently that California’s spending on education has fallen to levels much lower than in other states, and that at least some of the extra funding required at Locke — $1250 per kid, I’m told — is a function of that low reimbursement rate rather than a real turnaround cost. (And, it should be noted, not all of the schools needing turnarounding are as large and surrounded by violence as Locke – many are substantially smaller and in somewhat less dangerous locations, requiring less by way of additional security.)

Really really important points, and I’m glad he made them.

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