Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Unified School District’

Gov. Brown mangles Aristotle on school funding

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Jan. 15, 2013 By John Seiler Gov. Jerry Brown continues to misuse his fine Jesuit education. Explaining why he wants to shift money from middle-class to poor schools, he said: "Our future depends not on across-the-board funding, but in disproportionately funding those schools that have disproporti...

Run a restaurant like a school?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

April 2, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- California's public schools continue to lay off teachers, in a process that is as convoluted and illogical as one would expect in a bureaucratic system in which the needs of the students falls fairly low on the list of priorities. That's my takeaway f...

Paper: Massive Cheating in L.A., Other Schools Districts Across America

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

MARCH 26, 2012 By JOHN SEILER Yesterday the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a series on massive cheating on school tests across America, "Cheating our children: Suspicious school test scores across the nation." It specifically looked at nine districts, including the Los Angeles Unified School Dis...

Follow the Money to Find School Scandals

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Commentary FEB. 22, 2012 By CHRIS REED The proposal of a Democratic assemblyman to keep students from eating at food trucks instead of school cafeterias is ostensibly about public health, obesity and food safety. But while nanny state motives may be in play, it's also easy to see this as the late...

LA Students Regurgitate Govt. Food

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

John Seiler: Food fight! I love it when kids rebel against the government schools. Reported CBS Los Angeles: "The revamped school lunches at Los Angeles Unified School District have won awards, commending them for improving the menu at the second largest school district in the nation. Too bad the ...

June 15 'Budget' Clearly Violates Prop. 25

Friday, June 17th, 2011
June 15 'Budget' Clearly Violates Prop. 25

JUNE 17, 2011 By JOHN SEILER California Controller John Chiang says he's the man who decides whether state legislators have met the Proposition 25 requirement to pass a balanced budget -- or get their pay docked. So far, he's waffling. He said: We are awaiting the final budget bill language bef...

Another L.A. Unified Boondoggle

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

John Seiler: Gov. Jerry Brown and the teachers unions (but I repeat myself) are lobbying for $12 billion in tax increases "for the children." The kids will suffer, supposedly, if massive cuts are made to their schools. (Never mind that hefty teacher pay and pensions could be cut.) But, where's the...

The Return of Bilingual Ed Plague?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

APRIL 26, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Bilingual education may be creeping back in California. Yesterday's Los Angeles Times included an op-ed by Ruben Martinez, a professor of literature and writing at Loyola Marymount University, about a new bilingual ed program at the public school his children will a...

LAUSD spends $30K per student

Friday, August 20th, 2010

AUGUST 20, 2010 By JOHN SEILER The research by Adam Schaeffer of the Cato Institute’s Center for Education Freedom seemed shocking: The Los Angeles Unified School District spent $29,780 per student in fiscal year 2007-08. That’s way above the $10,000 as advertised by the school district, and a...