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Let LAUSD teachers publish educational websites

In college, no one considers it a conflict of interest that students buy a textbook that was written and assigned by their professor. In fact, it's a sign of a good class.

Since 2006, Lisa Thorne has been publishing www.HSTutorials.net, which is used all over California and thoughout North America to teach Pre-Algebra through Geometry, Intro to Computers and Digital Imaging (PhotoShop). But now, Superintendent John Deasy's office says that because she has her own class using the site, she has to take all the ads down in order to keep her job. Needless to say, without ad income to support it, soon this website will have to shut down.

Why should educational websites only be run by the big publishing companies? Why should talented educators have to choose between publishing educational content and teaching?

Please sign this petition to let LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy know that you approve of teachers creating websites like HSTutorials.net and getting paid through ad revenue just like Google does.

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  • Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District
    John Deasy


    Lisa Thorne started this petition with a single signature, and now has 65 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.