Why Teachers Are Being Laid Off

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, ...

If you want to know why teachers are being laid off in California (even if teaching has remained one of the most secure jobs nationwide) you might want to check out this new $578 million high school in LA Unified School District.  As we’ve written before on JPGB, buildings don’t teach kids, people do.  Given the way school districts squander their resources, maybe they’ll soon need another $26 billion in Edujobs from Congress (read: taxpayers).

[CORRECTION — Oops.  This is actually a photo of a different (and much less costly) high school in LA, the Visual and Performing Arts High School.  I can only imagine that the new $578 million high school is plated in gold.]

Thanks to Stuart for finding a photo of the $578 million high school.  It doesn’t look plated in gold so I guess the gold is on the inside:

9 Responses to Why Teachers Are Being Laid Off

  1. MOMwithAbrain says:

    BRAVO. Yet another example of fushing taxpayer money down the toilet!

  2. Patrick says:

    Just 1 out of 3 employees in the Clark County School District is an actual classroom teacher. Yet during ever talk about budget cuts, teachers ‘somehow’ have the only jobs that are threatened.

  3. […] they’ll soon need another $26 billion in Edujobs from Congress (read: taxpayers).” — Jay P. Greene, Professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas Share and Enjoy: These icons link to […]

  4. Daniel Earley says:

    If you’re going to embarrass yourself by spending over half a billion dollars on a school building — you might as well choose the trendy architectural fad voted most likely to be universally laughed at by the time its paid off. Of course, that’s also how you guarantee yet another massive bond for its urgently needed remodeling in 2030.

  5. allen says:

    I think it’d make a wonderful place to shoot the live-action “Jetsons” movie.

  6. Oops. This is actually a photo of the Visual Performing Arts School, which cost half as much as the new $578 million high school. I can only imagine that the new one comes with gold plating.

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