Dust-Up: Kids, grownups in school showdown

Former LAUSD board member David Tokofsky and a group of Los Angeles high school students debate the future of the school district.

  • What's eating LAUSD?

    Rank the following obstacles to better schools, and then discuss: Teachers, parents, the union, the district, the kids. Former LAUSD board member David Tokofsky and a group of Los Angeles high school students conclude their debate on the future of the school district.

  • Real-life learning

    Are schools teaching subjects that are relevant to studentsÂ’ lives? All this week, former LAUSD board member David Tokofsky and a group of Los Angeles high school students debate the future of the school district.

  • Premature promotions

    Are too many kids getting promoted to the next grade before they're ready? Why is that a problem? What would be an ideal policy? All this week, former LAUSD board member David Tokofsky and a group of Los Angeles high school students debate the future of the school district.

  • Too many kids

    Are class sizes too big? What would reducing class sizes achieve, and would it be worth the cost? All this week, former LAUSD board member David Tokofsky and a group of Los Angeles high school students debate the future of the school district.

  • Kids, grownups in school showdown

    What, if anything, is the problem with the quality of teachers in the LAUSD, and what can be done about it? All this week, former LAUSD board member David Tokofsky and a group of Los Angeles high school students debate the future of the school district.

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