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Bid for Valley charter school draws scrutiny

Title: Bid for Valley charter school draws scrutiny
Date: Thursday, 24 July 1997
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: Duke Helfand
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Education: L.A. district officials are concerned that organizer's ties to Scientology could raise 1st Amendment questions. A proposed charter school in the east San Fernando Valley is receiving close scrutiny from Los Angeles Unified School District officials who are concerned about the organizer's ties to the Church of Scientology and are questioning whether church teachings would appear in the new public school. Advocates of the Northwest Charter School acknowledge that they want to employ teaching methods developed by Scientology founder L. ... [Read the rest at]