The Beverly Hills school board is preparing to boot out 10 percent of its students as it ends a decades-old practice of allowing out-of-district pupils to attend city schools on "opportunity permits."
The move has upset many so-called permit parents — mostly middle-class families living in the tonier areas of Los Angeles who are loath to send their children to the beleaguered Los Angeles Unified School District, where more than a quarter of high-schoolers drop out.
The plan, which is expected to get final board approval next month, comes as Beverly Hills Unified School District switches to a budget plan financed directly by the city's well-to-do tax base instead of with state money based on enrollment.
The change results from steep cuts in state education funds that has left several affluent communities across the nation paying more school taxes to the state than they receive.
What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:40 PM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
This is what happens when states get greedy and do not budget and have to have their pork. Our children will suffer and are suffering. they cut the voucher program for here too. Which gives a voucher for a student to attend any school withtin the county. But because of budget cuts and the state taxing the schools to death they got rid of this.
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 11:06 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
The public school system in the U.S. is supposed to be fair and equal, but it is not.
The wealthy get good schools with all the perks, the poor get run-down, lousy schools with reject teachers.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 5:47 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Many public school systems in this country are a nightmare and need major work. NO ONE is forced to utilize public education. The parents are the #1 educators. We made the choice not to use the public system to educate our kids. Shunting certain kids to certain schools only makes those kids in the underfunded schools fall farther behind, much of the time.
Answer by Sisteract at 5:50 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
NO ONE is forced to utilize public education.
But for many poor people, there is no other choice.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Few ppl work 24/hours a day. Home schooling is an option for many- I know a doctor and her husband who both work FT and totally HS there own 3 children. Different days, different hours etc... Maybe some are not capable of home educating?
Answer by Sisteract at 6:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 6:17 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by 29again at 6:20 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by older at 6:24 PM on Dec. 29, 2009