|From the Reporter|
|The School of Communications at San Diego High was supposed to be a place for English learners, a haven for the students whose communication barriers present schools with some of their most bedeviling struggles.|
|The school district forced the district to abort its mission right after it opened. Teachers wondered whether it was wise to separate English learners. So it rebranded itself, but the reputation stuck and test scores are low.|
|What’s Happening Now|
|School district President Richard Barrera is calling for the school to be closed. “It was a school that was designed to fail,” he says.