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photoEntrepreneur Steve Barr is on a mission to replace the worst public school in Los Angeles with charter schools. Barr has got an army of supporters behind him, from union organizers to teachers unions, from LA's mayor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Barr has got brass knuckles, and with ten schools up and running he is getting results.

On Point speak with Steve Barr about fixing America's troubled schools.

Guests:

Joel Rubin, Education reporter, Los Angeles Times

Steve Barr, Founder and CEO of Green Dot Public Schools, which in seven years started 10 charter high schools and has won approval to start 10 more.

A.J. Duffy, President, United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents 40,000 teachers in Los Angeles

Chad Soleo, Principal, Animo Pat Brown high school, which opened in the Fall of 2006

This program aired on July 26, 2007.

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Tom Ashbrook is an award-winning journalist and host of WBUR and NPR's On Point.

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