Parents are left furious after Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood faces layoffs and larger class sizes thanks to a California law which limits funds for schools that have a higher percentage of white students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District takes the money from the schools where the percentage of white students is above 30% and gives to schools where the percentage of white students is less than 30%. The disgusting and racist disbursement of funds has grown more irrelevant with time as the law was passed back in the 1970s to deal with desegregation.
Parents, however, remain frustrated with what the cuts might mean for their children.
“When your class sizes are getting larger and you’re taking resources away from students, I mean as parents, you do want your kid to go to college,” one parent, Rosemary Estrada, said.
In an attempt to lessen the budget cuts, the district changed the school’s spending formula to one based on the number of students.
“Thankfully we’re going to keep our librarian. We’re going to keep our nurse, but we may lose a few teachers, but not as many as we once thought,” said Sheila Edmiston, one student’s parent.
Several jobs will still be lost and class sizes could grow. For many parents, the race-based reason of “too many white students” has made the cuts more difficult to swallow.
The news comes at a time when race relations grow more tense and the culture grows divided thanks to leftist radical anti-white liberals.