The Los Angeles Board of Education voted Tuesday to lay off as many as 5,400 teachers and support personnel for the upcoming school year as employees protested raucously outside the meeting.
The vote came hours after the board voted to save the jobs of 1,996 elementary school teachers using federal stimulus funds.
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest school system, faces a $596 million budget shortfall for the 2009-10 school year.
The district is getting about $180 million in federal stimulus money, and one teachers union said all of that money should be used immediately to save jobs.
But Cortines said that won’t happen. Read More
This crisis will hit many schools in America before its over. Wonder if those 5,400 teachers and support personnel feel that they are better off today than they were 3 years ago?
Are you Los Angeles School teachers at a Tea Party today? If not you should be!