I can see where this can save some money in the book work. But I have to wonder what are we doing to the kids if they just sit behind a computer all day. I bet we see a increase in children with eye problems. Plus more will act out as they get tired of just sitting there.
Hungry for a Better Education: Teachers, Parents Lead Hunger Strike Protesting Cuts, Layoffs at LA Schools
Teachers, parents and community members are on a hunger strike protesting cuts and layoffs at Los Angeles schools, which have come as part of a statewide effort by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to reduce education funding by nearly $1 billion. We speak to LA high school teacher and "Hungry for a Better Education" participant Sean Leys, now on his fifteenth day of the hunger strike. Ref. Source 9
I do not think that laying off teachers is a way to get the education budget in check. I think that the teachers are the ones who are really needed to get the kids the education they need. Lets find other cuts in the states budget.
ACLU sues Schwarzenegger over school fees
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Friday that accuses dozens of California school districts of charging student fees that violate the state Constitution's guarantee to a free public education. Ref. Source 2
Schools show progress, conflicting results
As far as California is concerned, about 60 percent of San Diego County schools reached their improvement goals this year. But under federal standards, only about a third of county schools passed muster. How does your school rank? Ref. Source 7
School music and arts programs on the chopping block
This year, there are dozens of San Diego Unified elementary schools that devote about an hour each week to teaching students the basics of musical instruments. Next year, there might only be one. Ref. Source 9