Skip to comments.LAUSD shortens school day for teacher protest
Posted on 05/04/2011 5:25:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Los Angeles school district will hold a shortened day of classes on May 13 to accommodate a planned teachers union protest without interrupting standardized testing on most campuses.
Dismissal time will vary from school to school but could be up to several hours earlier than normal. Schools will be required to make up the lost time from the shortened day later in the year, according to Los Angeles Unified School District officials.
The teachers' demonstration is aimed at encouraging state legislators to place tax extensions on the fall ballot to provide continued funding to school districts. L.A. Unified faces a nearly $408-million deficit.
After classes are dismissed, teachers will pass out leaflets in front of their campuses and then go to Pershing Square to participate in the protest, organized by the California Teachers Assn., at 4 p.m.
The protest comes as district officials negotiate with unions to cut costs.
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...and the kids that shorten days by pulling the fire alarms get in trouble....go figure /snarc
Looks more like a gay pride march.
Seriously, how much money does it take to buy a map for geography, a box of chalk for math and english, and a ball for recess?
Oh yeah, you have to pay for the one “administrator” for every two teachers in the classroom.
Thank goodness this isn’t going to interfere with the “standardized testing.” How could our kids get along without that?
Fire every last one of them.
I notice this is a Friday so real people will be working to pay for the CTA nonsense and unavailable for counter protests.