●●smf’s 2¢: When an article begins: “In what is an effort to accommodate some of the children who will be affected by the elimination of forty-five percent of the SRLDP classrooms in the upcoming school year” ...one has to believe that the spin is going to approach that of the teacup ride at Disneyland.“The effort” isn’t near enough. Youngsters who should be in preschool – kids whose parents had a reasonable expectation of being in SRLDP – won’t be in any program.The budget says 45% of the SLRDP classrooms will be eliminated – which makes this sound like a Facilities issue about classrooms+seats. The preschool education opportunity for those children who were going to sit in those seats in those classrooms is going to be eliminated …and some of them – some – will be offered something else.To paraphrase: 4LAKids fully supports the expansion of the Transitional Kindergarten and insists that it be available to all eligible students.
Otherwise it’s going to be like the Chicago Cubs: “Maybe next year”. Except next year those 3 or 4 year olds won’t be 3 or 4 years old anymore.See:
- LAUSD plan saves preschool slots with new TK program?| http://bit.ly/1LjUnGf
- ...or do they cut seats?: http://bit.ly/1J81Nf8