The large corporations have either purchased or forced the closure of the smaller competitors and have said goodbye to the mom and pop stores.
The banks have taken over the smaller banks and financial institutions so we just have colossal behemoths of finance.
The legislators, national and local, have been bought and paid for through campaign contributions and they listen to persuasive lobbyists.
The Brothers Rich are trying to buy a Republican Presidency through their selection process, influence, and contributions.Read more
The money to pay for the tests and the test preparation materials comes from the districts’ budgets funded by our taxes. Almost 12% of my property taxes go to LAUSD. It is an appalling usage, especially to a teacher in LAUSD!
In order to pay for the tests, districts such as LAUSD:
- Increased class sizes;
- Laid off school counselors, librarians, support people, custodians, and office clerks;
- Cut art, music, sports, and gifted programs;
- Reduced teacher salaries and health benefits.
Do you as a parent appreciate of this?
Teachers don’t!Read more