Skip to comments.The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster
Posted on 03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST by george76
LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled.
"There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400.
Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's.
The nation's second largest school district is facing a looming fiscal crisis, one that could have devastating consequences for the city.
"Everyone just hopes they can keep the ship afloat for a while and something will happen to change the vectors," says former state treasurer Bill Lockyer.
"One of the most disturbing things was, as they've lost 150,000 students, they have not adjusted the size of their workforce," he says. "In fact, they've increased the size of their workforce. They're adding staff. That is completely unsustainable. I realize schools are not a business. But you can't keep adding costs when revenue is declining."
Today, the district has more than 60,000 employees, fewer than half of whom are teachers. School board members were shocked to hear, in a report by the superintendent in May 2016, that LAUSD's administrative staff had grown 22 percent over the previous five years. Over that same period of time, the number of teachers had dropped by 9 percent,
The cost to the district of paying for its retired employees' pensions, is expected to balloon over the next few years, by hundreds of millions of dollars.
a cumulative $1.5 billion shortfall by the start of the 2018-19 school year.
(Excerpt) Read more at laweekly.com ...
What? Not enough Anchor Babies?
A culture of death will do that.
Don’t fill them up with little future jihadis.
I moved out of LA a few years ago. Best thing I’ve done in my life
That's certainly the article's point of view. Without more per student financial support for the system, it is too bloated.
From the article: "One of the most disturbing things was, as they've lost 150,000 students, they have not adjusted the size of their workforce," he says. "In fact, they've increased the size of their workforce."
There's their problem, right there. Of course they're against The Wall!
Not to mention the Peter Principle and the Laffer Curve.
Let’s see, they lost 20% of their students and they’re 20% over budget. What to do?
Why raise taxes, of course!
It has been reported that the LAUSD spends 1 BILLION $$$ on illegal alien children every year.
That’s actually our tax money that does that. I say excrete them all from our homeland!
And hire more public employees. Their definition of public service has the public there to service them.
A $7.6 billion budget for 500,000 kids means LA is spending $15,200 per kid per year to give them a lousy education.
A typical class size is 20 kids which would cost over $300,000 per classroom per year. Where does all the money go?
And the total cost is very likely much more than the $7.6 billion.
Government run schools are bankrupting us financially, morally, and ethically.
Seems like a good thing for the country. The fewer left wing extremists being bred the better.
If LA really wants more kids, let them recruit them from sanctuary cities across America.
If LA is unwilling to downsize its unions, then think of it as a better teacher student ratio.
Not in Los Feliz. To quote from “The Ratings Game”: “I ain’t never seen so many white people in one place.”
I sure as hell would not want to raise my children in California ,,,, there’s enough distractions in the real world .
one employee for every 10 kids?
So, cut the non-teaching workforce by 30%, consolidate and close the schools you can, then turn them into trade schools or commercial offices and collect some rent.
Which makes them NO DIFFERENT than any other failing urban school system.
Families are FLEEING the cities precisely BECAUSE your schools suck.
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