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View Diary: Our Autistic Son - The District is Still Going After Him (114 comments)

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  •  It is about never having to admit being wrong (9+ / 0-)

    School Districts never want to admit that  they were in the wrong, especially if being in the wrong opens them up to law suits that go after punitive damages. The people calling the shots also fear for their own careers. They are afraid that if they accept personal responsibility that they may end up fired.

    In situations like this it is up to the local community to use their power to elect the School Board to effect changes. Maybe we even need the State to be able to step in and stop School Districts from wasting money on useless legal actions.  Since nearly all of the school money in CA comes from the state level, it makes sense that the State should make sure the funds are being put towards education rather then litigation. Put another way, every dollar this district wastes this way is a dollar that could have been put to better use in another District.

    By the way, I live in CA and it wasn't  Art Programs that were cut. In my District (actually one of the better ones) we had weeks of furlough days for the teachers meaning a shortened school year. To save money they decided non-Honors  Freshman students didn't need to take a Social Studies/History class and actually cut 9th grade Geography which use to be required. They also reduced Science and Math requirements.

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