Radical School Reform

Also known as ceding control:

Los Angeles school officials have announced that for the second time in the district's history, they're handing off management of one of the city's lowest performing high schools to outside organizations. Watts' Jordan High School will be split into three campuses, and the school's 200 teachers will have to reapply for their jobs. Two charter school operators, Green Dot Public Schools and Alliance For College Ready Public Schools will run two of the campuses, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's nonprofit, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools will take over the third.

That's one way to get rid of underperforming teachers - and in LA, administrators need all the help they can get.