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