Thursday, July 10, 2008

More Un-bleepin-believable Public school insanity

This LA Times article indicates that, like Memphis, the bureaucrats in LA simply don't want the competition from charter schools but the best part is to be found at the end of the article where the bureaucrats have decided that absent students should be no barrier to receiving taxpayer money:
At Tuesday's school board meeting, district officials outlined plans to open an alternative school this fall that would offer independent study to at-risk students much like those served by Media Arts.

According to the plan, students would attend school for only two hours a week and be on their own to complete their course work the rest of the time. It was presented at the meeting largely as a way for the district to recoup money that is lost when students have poor attendance records, because schools receive state funding based on attendance.