More than a dozen African-American parents and members of the black media in Los Angeles gathered at the Baldwin Hills branch of the L.A. Public Library last week to discuss state education funding priorities, in the context of the new Local Control Funding Formula law. In this forum organized by New America Media, parents and media participants called for programs specifically designed to improve the academic performance of African-American students.
THese parents pointed out because it had eliminated a special task force monitoring black student achievement. They also wanted Standard English Language classes along with ESL to recognize the needs of black students.
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