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Reviving a Public School

How Parents United to Turn Canfield Elementary Around

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/reviving_a_public_school_19991203

Four years ago, when Robyn Ritter Simon's eldest son was ready to start kindergarten, she looked at her local public school and found it lacking. It was not that Canfield Elementary School fell short academically. The Simons live in a West Los Angeles neighborhood that is heavily Jewish and her son would have been one of the few white children -- and perhaps the only Jewish child -- in his class.

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