June 13, 2011 | Posted At: 02:15 PM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: Fixing Broken Schools
, Media Watch
Even having written a book there are many things I still don't know about Green Dot and Locke High School -- an ignorance often exposed by curious interviewers as during my talk with Stephen Smith at American RadioWorks (here
), which just came online Friday. Here are some examples: Why's it called Green Dot? What really happened to Emily the counselor? Did they really have to include the note in the 99o tax form that ended up exposing Barr's mis-spending? Could they have cut a deal with UTLA to allow more Locke veterans to stay without losing benefits? No idea. There are lots of others -- questions I never got a satisfactory answer to, or issues I couldn't track down because they didn't fit into the already complicated story I was trying to tell. The more you get into the reality of school reform, the more details and questions you have. It was hard enough getting a clear picture of the disputed events and decisions that I included. Still -- keep asking. I love getting stumped.