LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Students at Huntington Park High School walked out of classes Tuesday morning and headed for Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters to protest a proposal that would replace half the teachers at the low-performing campus.
The LAUSD board is scheduled to vote on a proposal that calls for replacing at least half the teachers at the school by July as part of a turnaround plan.
Last year, only 5 percent of the Huntington Park students tested as proficient or better in math and 24 percent were proficient or better in English. Huntington Park High School has a 26 percent dropout rate.
The Los Angeles Unified School District board is expected to vote on the plan Tuesday. The nation’s second-largest district has been re-interviewing teachers at low-performing schools. Huntington Park is the first campus where at least 50 percent of the staff is being replaced.
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