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Morning Read: Teachers Ponder Propositions

Hillel Aron | October 2, 2012

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Should California’s Teachers Vote With The Governor?
Nearly half a million of California’s voters are teachers. Like other voters, they will soon have to decide how to mark their November ballots. They will certainly scratch their heads over Propositions 30 and 38, competing measures that would ease the damage of four years of steady budget cuts. Ed Source

California School Funding Formula Not Easy To Change
Columnist Dan Walters writes about how a plan “to streamline state aid and shift more money to low-performing schools with large numbers of students who are poor or ‘English learners,'” met its untimely end. Sac Bee

Heatwave Leaves Southland Residents Weary
By the end of the school days, technicians had responded to calls for air-conditioning service at 65 San Fernando Valley campuses, about 20 percent more than usual, Los Angeles Unified School District Deputy Maintenance Director Robert Laughton said. San Bernardino Sun

Post-Miramonte, Attorney Calls For More Aggressive Measures
The Los Angeles Unified School District should agree to an independent monitor over safety issues, said Attorney Luis A. Carrillo in a news conference at his South Pasadena office. LA Times

Miramonte: Lawyers Say Picasso Print Distressed Students
The alleged victims’ lawyers claim that at least one of their clients experienced “suffering” because a print of a Pablo Picasso painting was posted in Mark Berndt’s classroom. Berndt is the former teacher who’s accused of abusing 23 students over at least five years. KPCC

State-Appointed Administrator For Inglewood Unified To Be Announced Wednesday
Inglewood Unified union leaders and a school board member say California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction is set to announce on Wednesday his pick to run the Inglewood Unified School District for the state. It’s the result of the school district’s rescue from bankruptcy. KPCC

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