Thursday, November 29, 2007

Worth a Listen: from Patt Morrison on KPCC

LA School District Woes
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First it was the payroll debacle that left thousands of LA school teachers overpaid or underpaid, now a vote by the district to spend up to $18 million to retain current teaching staff threatens a renewed fiscal crisis. Meanwhile, reports are surfacing that LA's schools aren't fulfilling their physical education requirements. Could it look worse? Yup. An attempt to improve the district's image by spending $10 million on communications — including quietly hiring a public relations firm — is getting the district into even more trouble. Patt brings LAUSD officials in for some in-studio detention.

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