Blogger Red Queen in LA lays out the facts. Los Angeles Unified School District is not in a fiscal crisis. It can afford to meet UTLA desmans.

There was plenty of spare change when John Deasy wanted to spend $1 Billion for iPads.

She writes:

“This essay was first published April 3, 2017. It concerns persistent LAUSD budgeting chicanery, and the narrative extended to surround it.

“Nothing has changed; not the past numbers or their variance from future projections, not the unfolding reality which reveals how conservative planning shortchanges immediate needs. Suffused with fear and doubt, stakeholders are distracted from the means to realize the democratic entitlement of a truly public education. It is the responsibility of educators and their managers, to spend funds designed to educate children on educating children.”