Coming Showdown Between Programs & Hiring
So expect school districts to go on a spending binge this summer—Los Angeles Unified School District aims to equip all of its 650,000 students with tablet computers—and then unions in the fall to protest draconian budget cuts and layoffs. – Allysia Finley in the Wall Street Journal (California’s Shrinking Surplus) Previous posts: Union Focusing on...
By LA School Report | May 17, 2013
Watch: Union Head Opposes Tablet Initiative
Here’s UTLA president Warren Fletcher saying that LAUSD can’t afford the computer tablet initiative that LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy has proposed (and should use the bond money for teacher salaries and adding school days instead). CBS has the story here.
By LA School Report | December 14, 2012
LAT Slams Deasy Tablet Rollout
“Good for the committee that … put the brakes on this poorly planned effort Wednesday.” LA Times: A Tablet in Every Backpack?
By Alexander Russo | November 16, 2012
Deasy’s Tablet Plan Blocked
Today, members from the Bond Oversight Committee blocked Phase I of Superintendent John Deasy’s plan to provide tablet computers for all students and faculty by the end of 2013. The first phase of Deasy’s plan called for spending $17.4 million on tablets for 14 secondary schools. The Bond Oversight Committee voted 7-3 to approve the...
By Hillel Aron | November 14, 2012
Morning Read: Resisting Reconstitution
South LA Schools Team Up To Fight Reconstitution The two South LA schools [Dorsey, Crenshaw] joined forces and organized a public meeting tonight to inform Crenshaw parents and students about the district’s effort to reform underachieving schools. KPCC 4 In Alleged Soccer Team Hazing File Claims Against School District Four teenagers who say they were...
By Hillel Aron | October 5, 2012