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Obama townhall school faces massive layoffs, academic questions

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The Miguel Contreras Learning Complex at which President Barack Obama will offer a townhall on Thursday threatens to lose up to 40% of its instructors should the Sacramento budget mess break badly.

Last week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took Monica Garcia and Ramon Cortines to "lobby Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for increased support for school construction and local education reform."

It's not known if the Obama administration is aware that the LAUSD has received pledges of $26 billion dollars from taxpayers through 2044 for school construction and rehabilitation.

The Contreras school's Global Studies school slid 22 points in Academic Performance Index metrics from 2007-2008. The school cost $168 million dollars to build, and services 2,000 students, mostly overflow from Belmont. "Social Justice" is part of the curriculum; journalism is not.