The Saugus Union School District is set to hold a third hearing on Sept. 19 regarding a petition to establish an Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts & Sciences (AEA) charter elementary school in Santa Clarita. If approved, the school would be the second in the AEA family of charter schools, along with a charter high school in Santa Clarita that started its third year in August. It would also be one of a handful of charter schools on the West Coast where Hebrew is taught as a second language. Classes in Mandarin would also be offered.
Are Hebrew-language charter schools the answer to the tuition crisis, or a threat to both Jewish education and American values?
On June 8, Los Angeles voters will determine the future of the proposed charter by rejecting or supporting reform measure on the ballot.