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South Los Angeles Students and Teachers Speak Out Against Quick-Fix School Reforms

Thursday, July 16, 2015 By Lena Jackson, Lena Jackson | Video
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The Crenshaw district's own students, teachers and parents detail the stark consequences of a school superintendent's quick-fix reforms of their public high school in South Los Angeles. This documentary takes the viewer deep inside the lives of those most affected by the callous "reconstitution." As teachers were kicked out, curriculum replaced and class sizes swelled, community activists take to the streets and meeting halls to fight for a say in their school's future.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Lena Jackson

Lena Jackson is an independent filmmaker and teacher. She has traveled to Haiti, India, Guatemala, Cuba and Zimbabwe working on videos for Fusion, Medium, PBS's EarthFix, Nomadic Wax, Sesame Workshop India, Cultural Survival and Cuba Skate. She holds a BS in foreign service from Georgetown University and an MA in documentary film from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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South Los Angeles Students and Teachers Speak Out Against Quick-Fix School Reforms

Thursday, July 16, 2015 By Lena Jackson, Lena Jackson | Video
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The Crenshaw district's own students, teachers and parents detail the stark consequences of a school superintendent's quick-fix reforms of their public high school in South Los Angeles. This documentary takes the viewer deep inside the lives of those most affected by the callous "reconstitution." As teachers were kicked out, curriculum replaced and class sizes swelled, community activists take to the streets and meeting halls to fight for a say in their school's future.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Lena Jackson

Lena Jackson is an independent filmmaker and teacher. She has traveled to Haiti, India, Guatemala, Cuba and Zimbabwe working on videos for Fusion, Medium, PBS's EarthFix, Nomadic Wax, Sesame Workshop India, Cultural Survival and Cuba Skate. She holds a BS in foreign service from Georgetown University and an MA in documentary film from the University of California, Santa Cruz.