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A judge hearing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure is hearing final arguments today. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
The UTLA Facebook page.
Don March 4, 2014 at 07:32 pm
Notice the familiar theme They said the same things when the new construction school bonds wereRead More passed then supplemented to the tune of 19 billion dollars Then they had the same theme again with the Maintenance and upgrade bonds to the tune of 7 billion dollars Then they combined new construction and Maintenance into a single organization and then spent New Construction Bond money on Ipads Class sizes were reduced, new schools were built, over 700 and nowthey're throwing the same theme at us again By the way a teacher works a 155 day school year. You work 255 days a year. That's 100 days difference. A starting teacher at 50k equates to over 80,000 dollars a year Feeling impoverished yet. You should. You're paying an awful lot for awful performance So paying them for being bad, doesn't sound all that good now does it?
Don March 5, 2014 at 06:44 am
Oh I forgot. What about the California Lottery where a minimum of 33% was to go to education. TheRead More system is fleecing you and if you go along with this you earned the right to this debacle. Tenure, outrageous pensions, workers comp fraud, can't fire incompetence and they feel neglected and mistreated. Somethings wrong with this picture
Books have gone missing from LAUSD libraries that are not staffed with professional librarians, a union rep says.
Nicole Williams February 24, 2014 at 04:34 pm
They're too busy buying iPads at RETAIL prices!!!!When there's a sub, they automatically watch aRead More dvd! My kid could learn MORE at home watching TV than at an LAUSD school. It's so frustrating!!!!!You can't even log onto the Net on a desktop at schools-it's RIDICULOUS!!
Librarygal February 25, 2014 at 06:35 am
As an LAUSD Library Aide since 2000 I have seen a lot of changes. Most of us have been reduced to 3Read More hours a day. A typical day can be up to 6 classes scheduled, primary grades get story time, students come in at the same time to exchange books so they can keep up with the required reading program Accelerated Reader, teachers need guidance to find books which supplement the curriculum, not to mention shelving, putting up monthly displays, etc. We are constantly looking for funding to purchase new books & fun ways to promote the library. It's sad to think about school libraries that have to be closed because there is no Library Aide or Teacher Librarian. I promote the public library daily, but most students do not have the opportunity to go because their parents don't have time to take them. Hopefully things will change so all students may have equal access to the school libraries.
JMarsh February 25, 2014 at 07:14 am
The first elementary school I taught at years ago had a full-time credentialed librarian. She wasRead More wonderful. The library was always in order and open. We had a weekly library visit with our class. If you were studying a topic you could let her know and she would pull a number of grade level books on the subject. She always had featured books on display in the library. They were about holidays, etc. She really made a difference! None of the other schools I taught at had a librarian.
A comic book PETA distributed at a Woodland Hills school last week.
Marsia February 6, 2014 at 01:00 pm
If they did this on school property, by a parent, then why is the child allowed to stay in charterRead More school? Each parent and child in a charter school have to sign a contract, and if they don't abide by the contract, out goes the child, back to a regular school.
Marsia February 6, 2014 at 01:04 pm
FYI my husband is a pescaderian and I've reduced my animal intake. Still how PETA does what they doRead More and how far the go makes most people anti-PETA. I know my household is.
Credit: Livingston Patch
Lisa O'Leary November 5, 2013 at 11:11 am
This is a very good article. However, I believe #4 (Be aware of what your son is watching) needs toRead More be altered. The writer is assuming that only boys are the one perpetrating sexual violence. It can go both ways and I believe this pertains to all children.
Car on a Hot School Roof. (Credit: Emmet Pierson)
ria.chubin June 13, 2013 at 08:41 am
At John A. Rowland HS way back when, the seniors put close to 50 "For Sale" signs on theRead More lawn in front of the school. It was pretty funny for us but I'm not so sure it was appreciated by the homeowners whose signs got stolen!
sharon June 13, 2013 at 09:03 am
Holmes jr high early 70's band teachers compact car put on roof of band room... Wasn't there don'tRead More know how they did it! High school- friend relocated the "time clock" punch machine and buried it!
Barry Seybert June 14, 2013 at 02:09 am
Cleveland Heights High School - Roof was being redone so a small crane was up there. Put theRead More principals car on the roof. It was a VW so was easy to do by removing the engine and taking it up by itself and re-assembling.