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Rather than address its longstanding failure to educate students in a timely age-sensitive manner, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has voted to further degrade the value of a high school diploma by letting students pass an A-G college requirement course with a 'D'... continuing for generations to socially promotion students, whether or not they have objectively met a course's standards. Now, when they take these higher skills A-G college prep courses, too many do not have the underlying basic language and math skills necessary to do passing work.The victory of form over content that the LAUSD Board seem to be masters of not only jeopardizes the students and teachers in their trust, it threatens the very future of this country as anything that even remotely resembles a democracy of, by, and for the people.
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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