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Old 07-23-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Yes there is. All private schools - no government (aka public) schools. Much cheaper in $/student. Less government (politicians) control of education. More parental control of education. More free market forces controlling education.
You have hit on the problem, EDUCRATS, those people who sit in officces and go to meetings but never actually teach anything. In many school districts they eat up 30-40% of the budget. That and reducing the number of disctricts, that's where all the Educrats are
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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You have hit on the problem, EDUCRATS, those people who sit in officces and go to meetings but never actually teach anything. In many school districts they eat up 30-40% of the budget. That and reducing the number of disctricts, that's where all the Educrats are
Aint that the truth. In another distroct they have levels of counselors. Most districts have admisistrators that manage other you guessed it, administrators. None of them are teaching.

Teachers want more money? Lets get rid of all those that do not teach. Why is it that in the private educational systems the majority of the people working there teach. Even the pricipal teaches in many private schools. Maybe for the LAUSD the answer is to break it up by doing away with a majority of those that do not step into a classroom.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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<--------- lausd employee

i cannot wait to go to a smaller district even if it means a pay cut. there are some perks with lausd (well due to utla which half the time is useless anyway but i still am a proud union supporter) , but it is just too large and too corrupt.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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<--------- lausd employee

i cannot wait to go to a smaller district even if it means a pay cut. there are some perks with lausd (well due to utla which half the time is useless anyway but i still am a proud union supporter) , but it is just too large and too corrupt.
The thing is, if you leave LAUSD but stay in Southern California, wouldn't you you be earning less money but still have the high cost of living? Wouldn't you have to leave high cost SoCal altogether?
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Los Angeles school district will sharply raise taxes on property owners -- latimes.com
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Los Angeles Teacher Ratings - Los Angeles Times
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Given the fact that LA County is over 45% Hispanic, and the percentage of Hispanics in public schools is approaching 70%, funding isn't the problem, and blaming Prop. 13 is also idiotic.

LAUSD is indeed notoriously bureaucratic and crippled by skyrocketing numbers of administrators & overpaid paper shufflers, and teachers are protected by being impossible to fire, there's no accountability at the insistence of the teachers unions; California has lost out on hundreds of millions of $$$$ from President Obama and the feds just for that reason.

There are plenty of schools, and given the fact that 3,500,000+ citizens have left the state over the past 20 years according to a recent Joel Kotkin column in the OC Register, to which you can add the devastating shortage of children statewide soon as the WSJ reported to clobber the state since those folks were driven out of the state by the Democrats in Sacramento who've made living in California substantially more expensive than it has to be.

look no farther than our gasoline prices as opposed to other states thanks to environmental restrictions, and our skyhigh housing prices, another result of environmental fanaticism by the no-growth zealots such as our Governor who've owned Sacramento since his first stint as governor back in the 1970s.

Gasoline is some 70 cents cheaper per gallon in Dallas as opposed to LA, and you can thank the Democrats in Sacramento for that as well.

Consequently birth rates by former California residents are soaring in the states to which they've chosen to move and start families, including TN, TX, NC, OK, CO and tons of others.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Consequently birth rates by former California residents are soaring in the states to which they've chosen to move and start families, including TN, TX, NC, OK, CO and tons of others.
Does that include OR and WA, which have gotten more former California residents than any of the states you mentioned except TX (and the numbers are very, very close)? Far more Californians in those states than OK, NC and TN (the last two have very few Californians)?

I don't think there's any way to quantify birth rates by former California residents in other states. There are no statistics kept on such matters. The only evidence is anecdotal, and even relying on anecdotal evidence there's no real difference. Californians in other states still have "California values".

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Earth
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LAUSD should be taken over by Barnes and Noble, I'm half serious.

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, they should all join forces buy LAUSD, or what remains of it. Get rid of the big dumb text books. Replace them with real books that people in the outside world are buying and reading. Perhaps make wikipedia the schools daily start page.

Pass out kindle's to all students (so they can catch up on their reading during lunch or after school).

Surely, there's something better than what we currently have.
Or Apple.
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