Analyzing Days Off

by Audrey Robles: As a result of the estimated $390 million district budget deficit, LAUSD signed agreements with the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) to shorten the original 180 day school calendar and add ten furlough days to the upcoming school year. This shortens the school year by a week and prevents the layoffs of approximately 4,500 teachers and other district workers. “This agreement will enable many of our valued employees to remain in…

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Debating The Future

  by Christian Lincoln After months of grueling campaigning, both of the countries’ candidates are preparing for the presidential debates. With the unemployment rate at 8%, and the economy still in shambles, this year’s presidential election is more important than ever. President Obama will be running for a second term as the Democratic Party’s nominee, and the Republicans have chosen Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. On October 3rd at the University of Denver, both presidential candidates…

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