October 18, 2016—Professor Jonathan Zasloff was quoted in the LA Times in response to Huntington Park’s city ban on the creation of new charter schools, which the city claims brings unwanted traffic. Huntington Park is home to various charter schools which have the ability to bring in students from anywhere, not just local neighborhood children. Many parents have opposed this ban, claiming that charter schools provide better teaching environments for kids.
Professor Zasloff says that Huntington Park would be on more solid legal ground if the ordinance banned all new schools, including private and parochial ones. “It is not clear whether...you can use local land use authority to make education policy,” says Zasloff.