Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Public Schools

Is LAUSD still a lousy school district?

See also

An old friend visiting from Minnesota posed this question.

If you would ask the superintendent, the school board, and anyone at the Beaudry headquarters they would cite the increasing graduation rate and improved test scores.

If you follow the major media that historically ignores the major LAUSD issues (like Pravda did) and demonizes the teachers you would think everything is rosy in every school.

Ask teachers throughout the district.

Ask parents in all but the Westside schools where their tremendous fund raising makes a huge difference.

Ask the students.

They will tell you the truth.

Everyone abhors testing. There is no fun anymore, anywhere in any classroom. Students just learn for the tests and then forget.

The teachers would tell you that the textbooks are deplorable, with poor explanations and insufficient practice while the pacing plans provide no time for mastery or review and remediation. There is no time for challenging or enriching the students.

The students would complain about dirty bathrooms, classrooms, and playgrounds while grumbling about poor school food.

The parents would be honest about poor discipline —especially in secondary schools—extremely overcrowded classrooms which prevents the teachers from reaching and helping every student every day.

Only on rare occasions do the Superintendents, Board members or other downtown administrators visit the schools. For those visits, the schools are cleaned up and selected classrooms are visited. Hear no truth, see no truth, want no truth. They have underlings to handle parental complaints so that they never see or hear the parents.

The teachers are demoralized, the students are treated like one-size-fits all socks being just a number with test scores behind it, and the parents, except for a few selected schools are extremely unhappy and wonder where their tax dollars went when you deal with a closed books, superfluous bureaucracy of a district.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!