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L.A. Board of Education Will Weigh Broad Charter-Expansion Plan

Members of the Los Angeles Board of Education will be under pressure to take a position on a controversial plan to expand local charter schools because of a resolution being introduced at its meeting this week.

The measure, sponsored by board member Scott Schmerelson, calls for the district to go on record against the expansion, which would move half of district students into charter schools over the next eight years. The charter plan is being spearheaded by the locally based Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Efforts to develop and fund the plan were disclosed by The Times.