White Parents Outraged Over Loss of School Funds

By Earnest Jones, The Goldwater · 03-28-2017
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There's a growing outrage at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood. The major cause of the outrage is said to be the layoffs that the school is facing and the increased class sizes.

The incident was sparked by a law that limits funds for schools with a higher white student body. This implies that if an institution constitutes a huge population of whites, it will receive minimal funding.The school's facilities have been constrained while the staff is being laid off.It's a well-known fact that the Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.


The Los Angeles Unified School District wrote a letter to parents noting that the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years.The 30 percent law is regarded as a racial formula that was imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation back in the 1970s.

The parents at Walter Reed Middle School remain frustrated with what the cuts might mean for their children.One of the parents, Identified as Rosemary Estrada, said that when the class sizes are getting larger and the resources are being taken away from students, it means that the district does not want the kids to go out to college.

The district changed the school's spending formula to one based on the number of students all in an attempt to lessen the budget cuts.

One of the parents identified as Sheila Edmiston, said that the parents are thankful that the students are going to keep their librarian and nurse, adding that it had become apparent that they may lose a few teachers.

Edmiston also revealed that the school may lose teachers, but they'll not be as many as they once thought. The class sizes are bound to grow. In the meantime, there are several jobs that will be lost. The majority of the parents are not happy with the race-based reasons for enacting the cuts.


Source: http://abc7.com/education/race-based-school-budget-cuts-spark-outrage-in-noho/1818792/

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