Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coalition is calling LAUSD to better address need

"A campaign being spearheaded by the Community Coalition is calling on the Los Angeles Unified School District to adopt a “need-based index” to better address its highest need students.

More than 100 education activists gathered outside LAUSD headquarters Monday demanding “equity now” for students, while criticizing the district’s recently released budget for not providing enough detail on how it will meet the needs of low-income students and English learners.

Marqueece Harris Dawson, president of the Community Coalition, said, “It’s very difficult to see how that money follows students with the highest needs or schools with the highest needs. We want something that is very clear, that the average voter who voted for Prop. 30 can see how it is benefiting the kids with the most need.

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