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LAUSD board confirms its union-occupied status

Dec. 18, 2012 By Chris Reed When I heard that the Los Angeles Unified school board had passed a resolution barring its superintendent from seeking grants without board approval, I was 10,000 percent certain it was because John Deasy had

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Bid to reform teacher firing process thwarted

June 29, 2012 By Joseph Perkins After passage in the state Senate by a 33-4 bipartisan majority, the Assembly Education Committee bowed this week to the state’s all-too-powerful teachers unions, rejecting a bill authored by Padilla, D-Van Nuys, that would

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Deregulating ‘earmarks’ saved schools, didn’t hurt poor

June 27, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Deregulation got a bad rap in California ever since it was wrongly blamed as causing the Energy Crisis of 2001 and the San Diego Blackout of 2011.  But a new study by the Rand

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$578 million L.A. school

John Seiler: As a punctuation point to my recent article, “L.A. spends $30K per student,” the LAUSD is opening it’s new $578 million school. It will have, incredibly, 4,200 students. This isn’t school, it’s an educational gulag. Imagine spending 13

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LAUSD spends $30K per student

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

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