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Money for books

November 19, 2008

Re "Do the math," editorial, Nov. 16

I am a junior at Venice High School in the L.A. Unified School District. There is a serious problem within the school -- and even more so, in the district. The LAUSD has delayed paying for books for the music department. It is inconceivable for students to further their music education without books! This also puts an enormous amount of stress on the district's underpaid teachers, who must come up with new assignments constantly.

The problem is not whether the district has the money, it is: Are they willing to use it correctly? The LAUSD needs to fulfill its responsibility to expand students' education.

Andrew Michaels

Los Angeles

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