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Posted on April 18 at 10 p.m.
The district is mandated to meet the needs of every child. The administrators are in reactive mode regarding their decision to close La Puente. What are they going to do to meet the needs of the now homeless La Puente students? Where are future expelled students going to be sent? How can the loss of money for the leased school site be justified? The attitude of pay raises for bureaucrats over the the needs of students, especially minority students reeks of hubris.
On Busted Structure
Posted on March 18 at 4:28 p.m.
The school district is mandated to meet the needs of each child. By choice they choose the one size fits none of the factory model of education designed in the 1920s. Widgets go in with all the same status, they are processed by the machine and come out advanced BY the same amount ( i+1). Children are not suitable for that model, but it is the simplest and most cost-effective. Then, there is the pesky unfunded special education mandate. Very expensive per unit. Then, there are the kids that don't fit and used to find a home at La Puente. Then, there are the kids who get in trouble all the time, but aren't special ed, aren't expelled, but who daily disrupt the learning of others and would benefit from a small group. Again too expensive per unit. Sadly, jail is way more expensive per unit. The "free marketplace" is not allocating resources very wisely.
On El Puente Closing
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