Skip to comments.California: Summer schools across the state are cut to deal with state fiscal woes
Posted on 05/28/2009 1:41:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
School districts across the state are slashing summer school to deal with the state financial cuts.
Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced today that all summer school classes are being canceled at elementary and middle schools, and only credit recovery courses will be offered at high schools. The reductions were prompted by the district's budget deficit, which calls for $131 million in new cuts by June 30 and up to $273 million next year after voters overwhelmingly rejected a package of state ballot measures earlier this month. Once the measures failed, state legislators were left grappling with a $21.3 billion deficit and are considering cutting $5.3 billion from public school districts and community colleges over the next 13 months.
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It won’t make any difference. Los Angeles has a 70% High School dropout rate anyway. At least the tax payer isn’t paying for it.
Oh I see...forgo laying off administrators in the top heavy districts and instead cut summer school as it will make a bigger impact with the public and give more union members the summer off.
So, the article says there won’t be summer school but it doesn’t say how the younger kids are supposed to make up their classes. If they just fail and have to repeat the year then there’s no $$$$ saved. Paying teachers for a few weeks of summer school is a lot less strain on the school budget than having the kids repeat the entire year. Not to mention summer school might just keep a few off the streets like that little wannabe punk in your pic.
Exactly As if LA Unified ever provided education during the summer ....only classrooms to hang out in and sell dope from
Time for a bit of home schooling and perhaps some tax breaks for private schooling.
LA-USD has a 50% drop-out rate and the teachers are some of the highest paid in the country. Education is not the mission of LA public schools, it’s to provide tenure and pensions for union teachers.
The purpose of this article is to scare voters.
Amen, the same ol' same old.
Considering the source if I were a Californian I'd brace myself to be -- literally -- carpet bombed with this crap.
No Gay studies this summer, what will we do?
Excellent. Two less months of indoctrination.