This week, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial on LAUSD’s attempt to implement top-down Acceleration Days with no input from educators or parents. The op-ed presents our Beyond Recovery platform as a long-term solution based on input from parents and educators: “UTLA’s plan takes a long-term approach by addressing a broad range of issues, including higher teacher pay, upgraded technology for students and increased healthy food options for students.”

There is still little communication from the district about the specifics of the planned Acceleration Days and parents are unsure what to do. “Such a disorganized beginning to a $122-million program is dismaying. An initiative that requires collaboration with parents and teachers shouldn’t be shrouded in mystery so close to its Dec. 19 start.