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    LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    By CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press Writer – Sun Aug 22, 2:46 pm ET
    LOS ANGELES – Next month's opening of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools will be auspicious for a reason other than its both storied and infamous history as the former Ambassador Hotel, where the Democratic presidential contender was assassinated in 1968.
    With an eye-popping price tag of $578 million, it will mark the inauguration of the nation's most expensive public school ever.
    The K-12 complex to house 4,200 students has raised eyebrows across the country as the creme de la creme of "Taj Mahal" schools, $100 million-plus campuses boasting both architectural panache and deluxe amenities.
    "There's no more of the old, windowless cinderblock schools of the '70s where kids felt, 'Oh, back to jail,'" said Joe Agron, editor-in-chief of American School & University, a school construction journal. "Districts want a showpiece for the community, a really impressive environment for learning."
    Not everyone is similarly enthusiastic.
    "New buildings are nice, but when they're run by the same people who've given us a 50 percent dropout rate, they're a big waste of taxpayer money," said Ben Austin, executive director of Parent Revolution who sits on the California Board of Education. "Parents aren't fooled."
    LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation - Yahoo! News

    Just think of all the poor children that could have BOOKS instead of rich kids a new school building.
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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    Disgusting! I thought they are broke? Guess not
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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    I seriously question the use of funds for school at times. The school down the street from me just spent 49,000 bucks on a new gym floor for basketball despite the fact that the team went 1-23 this past year. Surely they could have spent 49,000 on something educational.
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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Just think of all the poor children that could have BOOKS instead of rich kids a new school building.
    We agree on something Vich.

    This is like shoveling crap from a rusted bucket to a gold bucket.
    The contents are still terribly smelly and you wouldn't want to keep it.
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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Just think of all the poor children that could have BOOKS instead of rich kids a new school building.
    Think instead that the school could be half as big if the state stopped educating the children of illegal aliens.

    Also, I can think of some prime targets for dismissal when the budget cuts finally start coming 'round. Like the people that approved this monstrosity.

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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I seriously question the use of funds for school at times. The school down the street from me just spent 49,000 bucks on a new gym floor for basketball despite the fact that the team went 1-23 this past year. Surely they could have spent 49,000 on something educational.
    Well, maybe a whole bunch of voters learned their lesson and will stop voting in support of school bond measures?

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    Absolutely terrible, there are so many more important things this money could of been used for. I just feel sorry for the kids of LA. .
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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    California's government has wasted so much money, it pisses me off... and I'm not even from there! The lack of fiscal responsibility in Cali's government and the little outcry from it's citizens makes me wonder if most people in Cali are smoking weed...
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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    At least this school is useful to a lot of people and families... unlike the billion+ dollar US embassy in Baghdad..
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    Re: LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    At least this school is useful to a lot of people and families... unlike the billion+ dollar US embassy in Baghdad..
    Good Old Pete, an over priced school in a broke failing school district = useful.

    An Embassy in a country that's trying to throw off the chains of oppression and tyrrany = useless.
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