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    LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  evandelgado on Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:35 am

    LASD Teacher Layoffs
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty middle schools are three of LA’s worse performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most. Students have been ill prepared for end of the year exams, claiming that this is a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who were often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the afore mentioned institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. Students have been ill prepared for end of the year exams, claiming that this is a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who were often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. There is even a reported incident that a few substitutes gave students a “C” simply because they did not understand the class they were teaching.
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA. Freshmen Andrew Sun said “I think that personally both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well being of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD official have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still been massive. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not even know more than their students did. Claims have been made that AUSD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, would only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshmen Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California.

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    Re: LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  evandelgado on Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:27 am

    LASD Teacher Layoffs
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty Middle Schools are three of LA’s worse performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most, and due to the hardships their students suffered a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers. Students have been ill prepared for end of the year exams, claiming that this is a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who are often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the afore mentioned institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. Students have been ill-prepared for end of the year exams, simply not having been taught the curriculum, claiming that this is a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who were often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. There is even a reported incident that a few substitutes gave students a “C” simply because the substitutes did not understand the class they were teaching.
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by the Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA, the already low standard of education loweredfurthur by the unusal circumstances and the actions taken by LASD. Freshman Andrew Sun said “I think that personally both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well being of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD official have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still had very negative effects on the school system. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not know more than their students did. Claims have been made that LASD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, would only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshman Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California.

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    Re: LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  evandelgado on Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:45 am

    LASD Teacher Layoffs
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty Middle Schools are three of LA’s worse performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most, and due to the hardships their students suffered a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers. Students have been ill prepared for end of the year exams, claiming that this is a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who are often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the afore mentioned institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. Students have been ill-prepared for end of the year exams, simply not having been taught the curriculum, claiming that this is a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who were often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. There is even a reported incident that a few substitutes gave students a “C” simply because the substitutes did not understand the class they were teaching.
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by the Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA, the already low standard of education lowered further by the unusual circumstances and the actions taken by LASD. Freshman Andrew Sun said “I think that personally both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well being of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD official have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still had very negative effects on the school system. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not know more than their students did. Claims have been made that LASD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, would only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshman Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California.

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    Re: LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  nancyxiao on Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:36 pm

    LASD Teacher Layoffs
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty Middle Schools are three of LA’s worse [worst] performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most, and due to the hardships their students suffered a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers. [most. Due to the hardships their students suffered, a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers.] Students have been ill prepared [ill-prepared] for end of the year [end-of-the-year] exams, claiming that this is [dismissing it as] a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who are often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the afore mentioned [aforementioned] institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. There is even a reported incident that a few substitutes gave students a "C" [of a few substitutes giving students C's] simply because the substitutes did not understand the class they were teaching.
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by the Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA, the already low standard of education lowered further by the unusual circumstances and the actions taken by LASD. Freshman Andrew Sun said “I think that personally [delete, start with "Both"] both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well being [well-being] of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD official [officials] have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect [insert "that"] ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff [lay off] teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still had very negative effects on the school system. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not know more than their students did. Claims have been made that LASD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, would [will] only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshman Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California.

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    Re: LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  evandelgado on Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:22 am

    LASD Teacher Layoffs Cause Lawsuit
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty Middle Schools are three of LA’s worst performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most. Due to the hardships their students suffered, a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers. Students have been ill-prepared for end-of-the-year exams, dismissing it as a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who are often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the aforementioned institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. There is even a reported incident of a few substitutes giving students C's simply because the substitutes did not understand the class they were teaching. These problems are linked to the many economic “I believe the problem is rooted in our societal values, we say we all want high quality education ,yet the our state is 50 out of 50 in educational spending. Not that money solves all problems, but what we spend our tax dollars is a reflection of what we value as a society. People have a tendency to look at the immediate problem and assess blame, the problem is everyone's responsibility and it is much larger than this. We our failing ourselves by letting our democracy be coopted by marginal interests.”
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by the Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA, the already low standard of education lowered further by the unusual circumstances and the actions taken by LASD. Freshman Andrew Sun said "Both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well-being of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD officials have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect that ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff lay off teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still had very negative effects on the school system. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not know more than their students did. Claims have been made that LASD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, will only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshman Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California, foreshadowing an uncertain future that could contain more of such incidents.

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    Re: LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  nancyxiao on Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:42 am

    LASD Teacher Layoffs Cause Lawsuit
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty Middle Schools are three of LA’s worst performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most. Due to the hardships their students suffered, a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers. Students have been ill-prepared for end-of-the-year exams, dismissing [while school officials dismiss] it as a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who are often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the aforementioned institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. There is even a reported incident of a few substitutes giving students C's simply because the substitutes did not understand the class they were teaching. These problems are linked to the many economic “I believe the problem is rooted in our societal values, we say we all want high quality education ,yet the our state is 50 out of 50 in educational spending. [run-on] Not that money solves all problems, but what we spend our tax dollars is a reflection of what we value as a society. People have a tendency to look at the immediate problem and assess blame, the problem is everyone's responsibility and it is much larger than this. We our failing ourselves by letting our democracy be coopted by marginal interests.”
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by the Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA, the already low standard of education lowered further by the unusual circumstances and the actions taken by LASD. Freshman Andrew Sun said "Both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well-being of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD officials have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect that ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff lay off teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still had very negative effects on the school system. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not know more than their students did. Claims have been made that LASD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, will only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshman Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California, foreshadowing an uncertain future that could contain more of such incidents.

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    Re: LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  evandelgado on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:48 am

    LASD Teacher Layoffs Cause Lawsuit
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty Middle Schools are three of LA’s worst performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most. Due to the hardships their students suffered, a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers. Students have been ill-prepared for end-of-the-year exams, dismissing it as a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who are often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the aforementioned institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. There is even a reported incident of a few substitutes giving students C's simply because the substitutes did not understand the class they were teaching. These problems are linked to the many economic issues that have caused much debate within California. AHS history teacher Mr. Freese said “I believe the problem is rooted in our societal values. We say we all want high quality education , yet the our state is 50 out of 50 in educational spending. Not that money solves all problems, but what we spend our tax dollars is a reflection of what we value as a society. People have a tendency to look at the immediate problem and assess blame, the problem is everyone's responsibility and it is much larger than this. We our failing ourselves by letting our democracy be coopted by marginal interests.”
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by the Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA, the already low standard of education lowered further by the unusual circumstances and the actions taken by LASD. Freshman Andrew Sun said "Both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well-being of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD officials have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect that ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff lay off teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still had very negative effects on the school system. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not know more than their students did. Claims have been made that LASD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, will only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshman Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California, foreshadowing an uncertain future that could contain more of such incidents.

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    Re: LASD Teacher Layoffs

    Post  nancyxiao on Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:27 pm

    LASD Teacher Layoffs Cause Lawsuit
    by Evan Delgado, staff writer
    Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham, and John H. Liechty Middle Schools are three of LA’s worst performing schools, and budget cuts have hit them harder than most. Due to the hardships their students suffered, a lawsuit has challenged the school districts decision to lay off teachers. Students have been ill-prepared for end-of-the-year exams, dismissing it as a result of a cycle of substitute teachers who are often unfamiliar with the source material of various classes. Between half and a three quarters [one half and three quarters] of teachers at many LA middle schools were laid off, including the aforementioned institutions, taking a toll on the educational system. There is even a reported incident of a few substitutes giving students C's simply because the substitutes did not understand the class they were teaching. These problems are linked to the many economic issues that have caused much debate within California. AHS history [History] teacher Mr. Freese said “I believe the problem is rooted in our societal values. We say we all want high quality education, yet the [the...what?] our state is 50 out of 50 in educational spending. Not that money solves all problems, but what we spend our tax dollars is a reflection of what we value as a society. People have a tendency to look at the immediate problem and assess blame, the problem is everyone's responsibility and it is much larger than this. We our failing ourselves by letting our democracy be coopted by marginal interests.”
    In response to teacher layoffs in LA, a lawsuit has come into play, focused on Gompers, Markham, and Liechty. The class-action lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that their plaintiffs, students from the three middle schools in question, were denied their legal rights to an education and is trying to prevent more layoffs made by the Los Angeles School District (LASD). The suit claims that many “replacement” teachers quit after a few days and that at Liechty, 72% of teachers received layoff notices. ACLU has noted that many minority students in these three middle schools were being hurt more by cuts then students in more affluent areas of LA, the already low standard of education lowered further by the unusual circumstances and the actions taken by LASD. Freshman Andrew Sun said "Both sides are at fault here. Overall, the education of California is slowly turning into a battlefield between politics and education; hopefully all differences will be set aside for the well-being of the students.”
    Facing a $640 million deficit, LASD officials have warned teachers that they could be laid off, and has propped furlough days and shortening of the school year in order to close that gap at the prospect that ACLU will prevent further layoffs. Schools generally layoff lay off teachers on a basis of seniority, but so many have been let go that the ramifications have still had very negative effects on the school system. Younger teachers that wanted their jobs were replaced with teachers that did not know more than their students did. Claims have been made that LASD could have taken further steps to prevent layoffs. “This is no one's fault. Implementing budget cuts for the three of LA's worse performing schools is wrong, but the LASD only does so due to the fact that there is currently a recession in America, and California is in debt. The situation, however, will only worsen because the LASD will lose $640 million and the schools will still be neglected necessities,” said freshman Matthew Chan. Regardless, the lawsuit will happen, paying tribute another conflict created by severe economic issues in California, foreshadowing an uncertain future that could contain more of such incidents.

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