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Charter schools may start looking better to parents




Kindergartener Zoe, right, plays the drums during recess at Academia Semillas del Pueblo on Dec. 5, 2012. The LAUSD charter school incorporates language and cultural learning.
Kindergartener Zoe, right, plays the drums during recess at Academia Semillas del Pueblo on Dec. 5, 2012. The LAUSD charter school incorporates language and cultural learning.
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John Deasy's resignation as head of the LAUSD system might rattle the nerves of parents.

After all, it's their children who'll face any reverberating issues that trickle down.

But perhaps today's news may encourage them to get away from these troubles and put their kids into charter schools, instead.

Guilbert Hentschke, professor of education at USC, explains that charters come with their own set of issues.

However, the popularity of these schools is already big in Los Angeles, and it's only growing bigger.