California Uber Alles … If they build it, they will get better grades?
More fiscal responsibility from liberals in California.
California is in financial despair, they are an economic nightmare, they are laying off teachers and some how they find a way to afford a $578 million school in Los Angeles? This state has the audacity to ask for a bail out? Didn’t Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the Democrats just ship off another $26 billion off to the teachers unions?
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, the Visual and Performing Arts High School is seen in Los Angeles. Next month’s opening of the Robert F.Kennedy Community Schools will be auspicious for a reason other than its both storied and infamous history as the former Ambassador Hotel, where the Democratic presidential contender was assassinated in 1968. With an eye-popping price tag of $578 million, it will mark the inauguration of the nation’s most expensive public school ever.…
Um, besides the ridiculous waste of tax payers money does any one else see an issue with naming a school after RFK, the building being the very place where he was assassinated? With the lack of wisdom the planners used in building this money pit in the first place, lets hope the food core is not names after Sirhan Sirhan as well.
Next month’s opening of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools will be auspicious for a reason other than its both storied and infamous history as the former Ambassador Hotel, where the Democratic presidential contender was assassinated in 1968.
With an eye-popping price tag of $578 million, it will mark the inauguration of the nation’s most expensive public school ever.
The K-12 complex to house 4,200 students has raised eyebrows across the country as the creme de la creme of “Taj Mahal” schools, $100 million-plus campuses boasting both architectural panache and deluxe amenities.
“There’s no more of the old, windowless cinderblock schools of the ’70s where kids felt, ‘Oh, back to jail,’” said Joe Agron, editor-in-chief of American School & University, a school construction journal. “Districts want a showpiece for the community, a really impressive environment for learning.”
So the building makes the learning? Same students, same teachers, same educational system and same parental guidance and some how all is going to change. Wanna bet? Glad to see that the LA bureaucrats have their priorities in order. There is a reason why some states are in financial ruin, they earned it. Why should any one else have to bail these people out for their asinine choices? If we are forces to, then all responsible need to be fired!
The pricey schools have come during a sensitive period for the nation’s second-largest school system: Nearly 3,000 teachers have been laid off over the past two years, the academic year and programs have been slashed. The district also faces a $640 million shortfall and some schools persistently rank among the nation’s lowest performing.