What's in it for me and our district? A superintendent asked me that recently, referring to collaboration between a district and local chartered public schools. I cited the example of a dramatic increase in # of students participating successfully in dual credit in 4 district schools, as part of a collaborative effort. Collaboration can help youngsters by helping adults learn from each other and uses that learning to help more students succeed. Here's a link to more info about that collaboration.
This article describes some of the demands that the LA district allegedly is making of schools it authorizes. Yikes! http://laschoolreport.com/la-charter-schools-risk-denials-by-lausd-rather-than-accept-bureaucratic-demands/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58055842&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9t8_Nqs0PKfTbrkiI5twnPIUg1vYAPoWADkikGBx7NvysGaFkRouTOC-7PEZqRbra9TY5EIIkADwcepo-L5QQVmMwuoMfvTimlF7NrZC6Pus6vEDk&_hsmi=58055842