LAUSD Board Watch: Outgoing Board Makes Its Final Mark Tuesday

LAUSD Board Watch: Outgoing Board Makes Its Final Mark Tuesday

The newly elected board, to be seated in July, will have to live with this new budget for its first year but is expected to tackle some of the tough decisions needed to address LAUSD’s fiscal crisis.

“People have to get ready,” Melvoin said. “Righting a ship that has been wrong for so long is not going to happen overnight.”

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LAUSD Teacher: I Failed My Kids By Passing Them

LAUSD Teacher: I Failed My Kids By Passing Them

As a new school year begins, and Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King celebrates the district’s record-breaking 75 percent student graduation rate, I simply have to shake my head. As a teacher at a low-income LAUSD high school, one of the things that shocked me most was the fact that teachers were expected to give students passing grades, whether or not they demonstrated sufficient abilities or completed the assigned work. 

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