October 5, 2000. Front Page Wall Street Journal. LA schools trying to cope with anti-herbicide policy. NO herbicides are to be used on LA public schools. Playground safety is down because of all the power equipment being used to control weeds. Labor budgets have been increased to deal with all the weeds. The weeding budget INCREASED by $700,000! and the LA schools still look unkept. Over 2/3 million that SHOULD be spent on education is being spent on weeding because they removed the proper weed control tools out of gardners hands.