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OPINION
September 3, 2003
Arianna Huffington urges Proposition 13 changes due to the decline in our education system since its passage (Aug. 28). It is essential that we listen. At my school, our principal advised us that the district had asked us to cut an additional $25,000 from our paltry little budget. As a result, we will be rationing toilet paper and paper towels this year and, even with rationing, we only have enough to last us until December. Where is our school located, one might wonder. China? India?
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April 26, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
With his hands clasped behind his back and his nose inches away from the wall, legendary singer Tony Bennett contemplated the photograph before him. The grayscale image featured a young woman stretching her fingers toward the camera's lens, covering her face. "The beginning of true creativeness comes from the hand," he said. Bennett and his wife, Susan Benedetto, were at Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles on Friday to launch the expansion of their New York City-based nonprofit organization Exploring the Arts.
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NEWS
January 15, 1987
The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is studying ways to delay projects and make budget cuts in order to offset a $1.6-million deficit by the end of June. The school board received the bad news last week when Supt. Bruce C. Newlin announced that the district's projected enrollment figures were too high by almost 400 students, which amounts to a loss of $800,000. Newlin told board members: "The fiscal news is not good. Don't expect it to get any better."
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November 11, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
Students from Western Avenue Elementary's special education classes sat in the shade and counted rings on "tree cookies" taken from redwoods on a recent field trip. "This is where learning comes alive and is more meaningful," said teacher Mysie Dela Pena about the Christensen Math Science and Technology Center in San Pedro. "We talk about a lot of these elements in the classroom, but this is where they get the experience firsthand. " The interactive life science classroom is a beleaguered survivor of the Los Angeles Unified School District's budget cuts.
OPINION
March 18, 2003
Re "Layoffs Possible, Schools Warn," March 14: Catastrophic cuts to education loom in California's immediate future. Teachers are threatened with layoff notices and students face increased class size and dwindling classroom resources. What is a teacher supposed to do? Do we hold on and hope for the best? Do we pray that money will magically appear? Do we perform voodoo rituals with the hope that our colleagues will not be laid off or fired? Drastic cuts to education affect our children now, and our economy in the future.
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February 17, 1992 | JON NALICK
Responding to a projected $9-million deficit for the 1992-93 school year, Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Rudy M. Castruita has announced the formation of a committee to identify possible cuts. Castruita said last week that the budget committee will be made up of 48 volunteers, including staff, faculty, students and parents from elementary, intermediate and high school levels. The committee will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Century High School.
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June 13, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Board of Education members listened with grim faces as an administrator ran down the shopping list of painful cuts the Orange Unified School District must consider to resolve long- and short-term budget problems. The only decision made at the Thursday night budget study session was to have Chief Fiscal Officer Joyce Capelle form a committee of parents and staff to consider elementary school closures and boundary changes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1988 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, Times Staff Writer
Political combat raged on the Inglewood school board this week as board President Lois Hill-Hale challenged the legality of sweeping administrative cutbacks approved by her fellow board members and refused to recognize their appointment of an interim superintendent. At a wild budget meeting Monday, board members Caroline Coleman and Zyra McCloud decided--over Hill-Hale's angry objections--to cut about $325,000 worth of administrative jobs, eliminating the job of acting Supt.
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June 19, 1990 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Top administrators of the Los Angeles Unified School District will get no pay Raises this year, the Board of Education decided Monday night in beginning a series of votes designed to tighten the district's budget. Even as the board grappled with closing an unprecedented $220-million budget shortage, a private consultant told board members that, to keep the nation's second-largest school district from going bankrupt, they will have to make even more painful cuts soon.
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August 8, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The villains are goo, toxic goo. With gaudy placards over their chests, the children slink about the stage chanting, "My name is toxic goo, I have my very own toxic zoo." The good guys are trees, lakes and animals in this eco-minded fairy tale. A couple of children portraying swans wail through "The Dirty Water Blues."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2010 | Steve Lopez
Last Wednesday, Alhambra High School library technician Terry Cannon rose to a standing ovation from his peers as he was named the school's employee of the year. Two days later, the employee of the year got laid off. And so it goes in California, home of the never-ending school budget cuts. Happy summer to all. Cannon's work was outstanding, said Alhambra Valley Unified Supt. Donna Perez, who called budget-driven layoffs "heart wrenching." He taught kids research skills, introduced them to great literature, catalogued books — anything that was needed.
OPINION
December 1, 2009
Guests . . . not! Re "Crashers made it to the top," Nov. 28 The Secret Service's reaction to the breach of its own White House security during the recent state dinner appears to be obfuscation, or missing the point, or both, in concerning itself more with whether unauthorized guests broke the law rather than on how it happened. Whatever the interlopers' nonmalicious motivation -- a prank, a dare, a wager, publicity or social climbing -- they literally exposed a serious weakness in security, yet without tragic consequences to the president and a visiting head of state.
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March 14, 2008 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
About 70 demonstrators -- mostly parents, students and teachers -- marched through the streets of Santa Ana on Thursday, protesting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts for California schools. The gathering was one of about a dozen planned statewide in what organizers said was the kickoff of a series of events scheduled over the next several months in opposition to the $4.8 billion in education cuts proposed to offset the state's deficit.
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September 2, 2005 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Thursday approved a $13.2-billion budget for the 2005-06 school year that included $222.9 million in cuts to offices and programs, including an attendance incentive initiative and books for special education students, while increasing spending for school maintenance and preserving a 2% salary increase for teachers.
OPINION
September 3, 2003
Arianna Huffington urges Proposition 13 changes due to the decline in our education system since its passage (Aug. 28). It is essential that we listen. At my school, our principal advised us that the district had asked us to cut an additional $25,000 from our paltry little budget. As a result, we will be rationing toilet paper and paper towels this year and, even with rationing, we only have enough to last us until December. Where is our school located, one might wonder. China? India?
OPINION
March 18, 2003
Re "Layoffs Possible, Schools Warn," March 14: Catastrophic cuts to education loom in California's immediate future. Teachers are threatened with layoff notices and students face increased class size and dwindling classroom resources. What is a teacher supposed to do? Do we hold on and hope for the best? Do we pray that money will magically appear? Do we perform voodoo rituals with the hope that our colleagues will not be laid off or fired? Drastic cuts to education affect our children now, and our economy in the future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teen-agers in increasing numbers may be hitting the streets of Orange County without behind-the-wheel training and or even driver's licenses, some teachers and state officials say. "What you are seeing now is a lot of illegal driving," said Richard Fischl, a longtime teacher of driver education at Anaheim's Katella High School. This is one of the most distressing results, critics contend, of the loss of driver education's once-lofty status in public high schools.
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