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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Free Tutors for 270,000 Students

CBS Channel 2 reports that "about 270,000 students in the LAUSD may be eligible for math and reading tutoring from Supplemental Educational Services, according to the district." The deadline to apply for tutoring is June 30 at 5:00 p.m. The cost to taxpayers is about $1500 a pop.

How many people will apply, do you think? About nine?


Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a former employee of LAUSD, I think it is a waste of time and money to offer this additional tutoring. Teachers (good and incompetent in Math and English) already working for LAUSD are offered an opportunity to earn EXTRA money to teach on Sat. They are told they do not have to be a Math/English major because they just have to follow the prescribed lessons. Students I spoke with said they had the same lousy teachers, not always the same teacher and felt they did not learn much AGAIN...If LAUSD is serious about offering tutoring then they had better make sure they hire QUALIFIED tutors...

June 21, 2006 10:32 PM  

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June 21, 2006 11:10 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

I thought they all had to be "highly qualified" now, i.e., college degree, plus pass the CBEST, plus pass the CSET for the relevant subject area. Can the tutors really still teach out of their subject area? That's too bad!

June 21, 2006 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Teaching during the school day you must be "highly qualified", however, there is no mandatory requirements for "tutoring"...LAUSD should tell us if ALL the tutors are Math/English majors. If most school districts can't find enough Math/English subs to cover their regular school year where will they find them to work on a SATURDAY...That's why despite tutoring students STILL can't pass the exit exam...

June 22, 2006 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is terrible shortage of qualified Aztec Math tutors - as the academic scores at Cesspool de Pueblo in El Sereno.

Marcos Aguilar and his teaching staff naturally can not be held responsible for the poor academic performance of his students unless these special math tutors become available.

June 22, 2006 12:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

According to the Hoover Institution study school districts have little or no incentive to inform parents of the tutoring monies funded by the federal 2001 No Child Left Behind Act since school districts get to keep the unused funds.

The biggest benefactors are the tutoring conglomerates such as Educate, Inc (former Sylvan Learning Centers). Sounds like a scam regardless who gets to keep the money. Sounds like program that AV or Marcus Aguilar would love to get a piece of the action.


June 22, 2006 8:37 PM  

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