Work ethic? – JAM

Why is California in financial crisis? One reason is the Los Angeles School District pays almost $10 million a year to about 160 teachers and staff who are forbidden to do any work — those subject to discipline but whose cumbersome “due process” and appeals take years to carry out. One teacher, Matthew Kim, fired by the school board in 2002 for allegedly sexually harassing students, still receives $68,000 a year, plus benefits, and by union contract interpretation cannot be called on to perform clerical or other non-“professional” duties during the appeal. Isaiah spoke of a day when dark is called light and light dark; bitter is called sweet and sweet bitter; and that day is now. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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