Pink Floyd: Money
Berkeley USD has an unofficial hiring freeze for Instructional Assistants right now but they are also short staffed and even kids with IEPs aren't getting support. It's because of budget reasons, but under IDEA districts aren't allowed to cite budget reasons as an excuse to deny services. Just FYI.Here we have another incident where a district cannot meet its obligations due to lack of funds. And who pays the price? As usual, the most vulnerable pay it. Even in Berkeley. And they have to lie about it, too. Disgusting.
Money makes the world go round, and those without money, well, as Alan Grayson so eloquently put it a few months ago, they should just "die, and die quickly."