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Description
The collection contains the records of the nonprofit educational reform organization, LEARN (Los Angeles Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now), a major reform movement in one of the nation's largest school systems, the Los Angeles Unified School District. The holdings in this collection span the years from 1974 to 1999 and document the internal and external history of the organization.
Background
The Los Angeles Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now (LEARN) was launched in 1990 by business leaders such as Robert Wycoff (President and CEO of ARCO), Richard Riordan (lawyer, businessman, and soon to be elected as mayor of Los Angeles), and Roy Anderson (Chairman Emeritus, Lockheed Corp.). A response to demands for changes in the severely criticized Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), this private, non-profit educational reform organization has sought to improve the quality of education within the LAUSD by directly affecting how the nation's second largest school system is governed and operated.
Extent
149 archival document boxes, 4 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
The LEARN Collection is part of the Research Collection of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles, a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University. The Research Collection is administered by the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University. The LEARN Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.