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Koreatown's New Robert F. Kennedy Campus 'Most Expensive Public School Ever'

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Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM

click to enlarge The old Ambassador.
  • The old Ambassador.
Does pumping more cash into schools result in better educations for L.A.'s children? We're about to find out ...

When the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools are unveiled next month at the site of the infamous Ambassador Hotel the opening will represent "the inauguration of the nation's most expensive public school ever," according to Associated Press (via LA Observed).

The three-school campus will span grades K-12 and educate about 4,200 students a day. It features murals, a marble memorial to Kennedy, a public park, a swimming pool and small facets of the original hotel where Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

Not everyone is impressed, according to AP:

"New buildings are nice, but when they're run by the same people who've given us a 50 percent dropout rate, they're a big waste of taxpayer money," said Ben Austin, executive director of Parent Revolution who sits on the California Board of Education. "Parents aren't fooled."

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