L.A. public school system wastes $500 million on pointless training, report says

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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 11:44 AM
L.A. public school system wastes $500 million on pointless training, report says
The Los Angeles Unified School District squanders more than $500 million a year on an academic-improvement strategy that has consistently proven to be ineffective, researchers concluded in a report released Tuesday.

The nation's second-largest school system spends 25% of its teacher payroll ($519 million a year) to compensate teachers for completing graduate coursework. These courses are a primary means by which teachers earn credits that translate to raises.