“Do as they say.”
The Los Angeles Unified School District spends $18,788 per student. Its goal is to up that spending to $20,000. The mammoth LA school district is 7th in urban spending and has around half a million students. And the costs only went up after a United Teachers strike extracted a 6 percent raise.
Last year, LAUSD approved a $7.8 billion budget.
Governor Newsom demanded federal aid during the coronavirus and proposed moving over $4 billion in federal pandemic relief to the non-functioning schools.
“Cuts to funding at schools will forever impact the lives of children,” Superintendent Austin Beutner warned. “The harm children are facing is just as real a threat to them as is the coronavirus.”
Apparently cutting the budgets of closed schools is just as lethal as a pandemic.
Today was sex trafficking awareness day and I wasn’t going to post about it here because since I admitted things – I’ve had some very polarizing opinions. But even if all of you unfollow me- I’m at a place in my life that I can’t be silent anymore. I posted this to Instagram and encourage everyone to take the time to follow @ourrescue on Instagram. Some of you take me wrong- I’m not broken or complaining about my life. My complaint is for the children that continue to suffer.
FACTS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
❌ Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world.
❌ There are more people enslaved today than any other time in the history of the world— even when slavery was legal.
❌ There are 30 million slaves in the world— 10 million of those are CHILDREN.
❌ Human trafficking generates over 100 BILLION dollars annually worldwide.
❌ 800,000 children go missing WITHIN U.S. BORDERS every year.
❌ 17,500 women and children are trafficked into the US every year.
❌ Americans are the number 1 producer and consumer of child pornography.
❌ On average, a trafficked child is victimized 5.4 times per day in the U.S.
❌ Less than 1% of human trafficking victims are ever rescued.
❌ Most child sex slaves are under the age of twelve, and the life expectancy of a child sex slave is 7 years.
❌ A child sex slave can be raped up to 1500 times a year.