Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I like how there was more money put into the building than the teachers themselves. You know why pay teachers good money to teach our kids a quality education but wait this is America.
I see you've been to LA before
Not to gripe politics, so let me clarify this is a statement of the logistical facts, not a persona or political opinion. In California, and in LA County in particular, the Federal funding system favors building projects above paying salaries of teachers. Again, I will not express my opinion (as an LA teacher believe me I have one
) but rather reiterate that these schools (in fact we built or modified over a 100 schools and it was one of the single largest Federally funded public works project in US history) were built because the Federal government funding system makes it easier to get moneys for public building projects rather than the more complicated part, paying salaries which is a mixed state and Federal and local and county thing combined. LAUSD just was taking the money while it was there, and in truth, almost ALL of it was really well spent and the city looks almost like a different place. Thanks America, we needed it.