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The most disturbing trend in news reporting about the assault on public schools is the systematic failure to mention highly relevant facts: i.e  Reporter  Kyle Stokes'  piece  at  KPCC 89.3 FM: What should LAUSD do about its balloon in benefits costs? Nowhere, is the easily verifiable fact that for the last 8 years LAUSD has dealt with the 'budget 'problem' by illegally targeting senior teachers, through  fabricated charges. Removing teacher-practitioners at the top of the salary scale, or those about to vest in  health or other retirement benefits is the 'ploy' to balance a budget that is  billions of dollars in the red,  saving  $60,000 a year in salary & benefits per experienced, teacher. This is the  unequivocal motivation for targeting employees. When the system fails as the real teachers are thrown to the dogs, the schools can be handed over to  for profit corporations.

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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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