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LAUSD Votes to Close LA Indigenous High School

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted to close the Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory High School on Tuesday by not renewing the Indigenous-based school’s 5-year charter. Trustee Mónica García was the only board member who voted against the closure, reported the LA Times.

“We have had more than 500 years of resistance. This is nothing new,” Marco Aguilar, the school’s co-founder and executive director, told crying students and supporters after the board meeting.

Anahuacalmecac can still appeal to the Los Angeles County Office of Education to stay open. Stay tuned for more information.

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Photo credit: Bob Chamberlin, LA Times

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