If it’s LAUSD, I push the failure button
Except for schools in selective parts of the district, LAUSD is a failure.
A failure to graduate students from high school.
A failure to prepare students for anything but testing--not for the next grade and not for life.
A failure to allow the students time to master skills, review skills, and remediate skills, before they go on to the next skill.
A failure to teach any subject that is not tested.
A failure not to have shops and practical arts based on the theory that everyone must take college preparatory programs.
A failure to support teachers with the most difficult students.
A failure to keep class sizes low enough so each teacher can reach each student.
A failure with the us versus them situation where the downtown administrators and school board members are us and they throw everything including blame on the back of the teachers (them).
A failure to consult the people who really know--the teachers.
A failure to keep schools, playgrounds, and restrooms clean.
A failure to bring students who are behind up to grade level because time is only for teaching to the test.
A failure to reveal the line budget.
A failure to spend our tax dollars at the schools.
LAUSD students are from all over the world. Where are the downtown administrators from?
They never visit schools. They never meet or talk with parents or students or teachers. They just sit in their office tower and make decisions that affect the lives of students and teachers.
Where are the School Board members from?
They visit schools solely for ceremonies.
So, where do they get their information on which to base their votes?
From the downtown administrators from Never, Neverland.
Teachers are never, ever consulted!