Skip to comments.LA Unveils $578M School, Costliest in the Nation
Posted on 08/23/2010 12:54:44 AM PDT by ruination
Next month's opening of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools will be auspicious for a reason other than its both storied and infamous history as the former Ambassador Hotel, where the Democratic presidential contender was assassinated in 1968.
With an eye-popping price tag of $578 million, it will mark the inauguration of the nation's most expensive public school ever.
The K-12 complex to house 4,200 students has raised eyebrows across the country as the creme de la creme of "Taj Mahal" schools, $100 million-plus campuses boasting both architectural panache and deluxe amenities.
"There's no more of the old, windowless cinderblock schools of the '70s where kids felt, 'Oh, back to jail,'" said Joe Agron, editor-in-chief of American School & University, a school construction journal. "Districts want a showpiece for the community, a really impressive environment for learning."
Not everyone is similarly enthusiastic.
"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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No worries...the feds will bail out CA. It’s just a matter of time. After all, CA is too big to fail.
Half a billion dollars for one school?!?!!??
Right - and they want us to ‘get over 9/11’ while they name a high school after Robert F. Kennedy...
They may, but it will fail.
California’s day of reckoning is coming and nobody is going to stop it.
You taxpayers just need to turn up the spigot. :)
Bureaucrats in action - with other people's money.
Is it any mystery why we're broke?
That’s almost $140K/student. With a 5% interest-only mortgage, that’s $7K/student/year, just for the building, not including maintenance and utilities. No wonder California’s broke.
Tar and feathers should be making a comeback about now.
Hey, it cost a lot of money to turn young skulls full of
mush into good little neo-Marxist Obots.
Is “Social Justice” the new name for COMMUNISM???
“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.....”
Good summation if there ever was one.
L.A. = Beirut.
With an eye-popping price tag of $578 million,
1. They already had a building and it still cost that much?
2. I wonder how much it would cost to turn the Texas Schoolbook Depository into a school.
DRUDGE just picked this up with a Big Header and photo.....woohoo
Will this be like the South LA hospital called the MLK hospital
that cost half a billion dollars in 1984
and stands empty today.
Do you know why?
I’ll bet you can guess but you will not find the answer on Google...
Is Social Justice the new name for COMMUNISM???
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