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How Did This Happen, LAUSD?

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That seems to be the question of the day with an area high school losing its accreditation for the first time in 30 years. Martini Republic's LA blog and Mayor Sam's Sister City both want to know how Crenshaw High School has been allowed to get so bad. Crenshaw High's website doesn't have any information about what the school is doing to regain accreditation and LAUSD's Budget Board Meeting tomorrow doesn't appear to have the school on its agenda (or any information on its website for concerned parents about what losing accreditation means, how it will effect their students, particularly those graduating this next school year, or how they are addressing the problem) so the question remains: How does a school with 2 magnet programs (a gifted program and a teacher training program -- no, the irony isn't lost on us) and a home page claiming "We're Number One" fail its students this badly?