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Jeff Ponce
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Sixty-one years and counting. Seems like no end in sight.

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For Real? This is a major cluster you-know-what: Changing Your Teacher's Desktop Wallpaper Really a Felony? via the @VICE Android App http://m.vice.com/read/is-changing-your-teachers-desktop-wallpaper-really-a-felony-414

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Shameful. Just shameful. Lawyers, metal workers and police employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District were among groups of employees who earned more on average than a typical teacher last year, according to recently released payroll records.

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I was a big fan of starting our school year in August, that way we could finish the fall semester before winter break. Now I am not so sure.

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I guess what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas anymore. All kidding aside, the teacher shortage in Clark County is only the beginning of what I feel will be a growing national trend.

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I can see this becoming a national trend.

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Actually, Bill Gates needs to pay, since he bankrolled Common Core.

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Two sides in a landmark New Orleans special education lawsuit have agreed to settle the case, according to new legal filings. The Orleans Parish School Board will vote next week on a settlement "in principle," according to a report signed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey. 

The complaint was initially filed in 2010 by 10 students against the Louisiana Department of Education, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the education superintendent. The School Board later became a defendant as well.

The plaintiffs allege that children with disabilities were underserved and sometimes illegally disciplined in the fractured landscape of charter schools and multiple school systems that followed Hurricane Katrina. "The system for providing special education in New Orleans is thoroughly broken," Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys wrote in 2013. 
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