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LA Times: Kayser Resolutions “Silly,” Make “No Sense”

LA School Report | June 18, 2013

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Board Member Bennett Kayser

Board Member Bennett Kayser

Today’s LA Times editorial page notes that several of the Board member budget resolutions being debated later today aren’t realistic or necessary.

While there should be targeted hiring in key areas such as librarians and school counselors, according to the Times, the Bennett Kayser resolution to restore staffing levels across the board “makes no sense.”

The number of LAUSD students has dropped by about 15 percent, and the district cannot shrink classes to 18 students or less (the number research suggests actually makes a difference in students’ performance).

Another resolution by Board member Kayser (to require numerous hearings on budget priorities) is described as “just silly.”

That doesn’t mean they won’t pass, of course.  As we’ve reported previously, Kayser already has three co-sponsors on his resolution calling for the district to hire back teachers.

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