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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.

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    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.

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    Are schools teaching subjects that are relevant to students’ 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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