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Parents hope to force sweeping changes at Compton school

Dec 7, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
In the first test of a new law, they want to have a charter company take over McKinley Elementary.

Ismenia Guzman frets that her 6-year-old daughter is at least a year behind in reading. Victor Barela is worried that his fifth-grade grandson still doesn't know his multiplication and division tables. And Shemika Murphy is determined that her younger daughter get a better education than her older one, who seemed to be doing well in elementary school only to bring home Ds and Fs in middle school.

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