LAUSD'S FALSE TEACHER OVERPAYMENT CLAIMS CLEARLY VIOLATES PROVISION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

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In its incessant war against high seniority teachers, whose only crime is that they were at the top of the salary scale, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administration has now been bringing bad faith claims of teacher overpayment simply because they know that most teachers lack the financial wherewithal to contest these bogus claims and that their union United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has made it abundantly clear that it will do nothing to aid these retired and fired teachers even though these bogus claims for overpayment are alleged to have occurred when these teachers will still LAUSD dues paying employees of LAUSD.

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09 2016

L.A.'s OPTIMIST CHARTER- A LAST STOP ON THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) What makes it nearly impossible for the non-minority public to understand what amounts to the purposeful destruction of minority students' intellect in still segregated public education is the fact that neither these relatively privileged and predominantly White folks nor their children have ever had to experience what the vast majority of minority children continue to be generationally subjected to on a daily basis in what amounts to a purposefully failed innercity public education system that Whites abandon a long time ago.

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09 2016

WANT STATE AUDIT OF "TEACHER JAIL PRACTICE" AT LAUSD TO GET AT THE TRUTH? LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU

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On January 13th, 2016, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit requested by State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) regarding the use of "Teacher Jail" by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Although the audit report is scheduled to be finished at the beginning of October, one can justifiably wonder how this audit process can possibly come up with an impartial broad spectrum of testimony and evidence on the "teacher jail" used at LAUSD and elsewhere, when up until now nothing has been done to reach out to teachers and others in the general public who might offer a different and possibly more enlightening alternative take on why the isolation and long term incarceration of legally presumed innocent teachers was necessary in the first place. Simply stated: Is teach jail about bad teachers or just about saving LAUSD money by getting rid of those at the top of the salary scale as I suggested in my January 15, 2016 article at www.perdaily.com? Up until now has the JLAC looked at LAUSD's financial motive for teacher jail? While it is understandable that the JLAC would want to be

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09 2016

ON 9/8/16 STOP THE CTC APPEAL- STOP WASTING TAXPAYER MONEY

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With a clear judgment establishing the improper behavior of The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) management's behavior, CTC should stop defending the indefensible using taxpayers' money to do so. On September 8, 2016 at 9:00 am, there will be a press conference and speak-out at CTC's next meeting at 1900 Capitol Ave. Sacramento, California- be there and encourage others to show up. Kathy Carroll was a staff lawyer at the CTC who was a whistleblower. She saw that there was a backlog of thousands of credentials that were not being processed. She felt that they needed to be processed to protect the students and also to allow those teachers who needed credentials in order to work in the public schools.

ACLU: A "GIG," BUT REGRETTABLY NOT MUCH MORE

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Did you ever try calling the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)? Clearly, nobody who works there ever has. Because if they did they would find that it is literally impossible to get through by phone or email to somebody capable of addressing their concerns.

CROSS-COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AGAINST LAUSD FOR FALSE CLAIMS OF OVERPAYMENT

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For those of you targeted by LAUSD's bogus claims of overpayment who have already filed the "Answer" that I posted earlier on this site, I now give you the ability to file a cross-complaint against LAUSD to require them for a change to have to respond to us. The following 3 links will allow you to take the form of my own cross-complaint against LAUSD filed by my attorney Ron Lapekas and change it to reflect your own case of alleged overpayment in a manner that will require LAUSD to finally have to respond to you. My cross-complaint as a .jpg file is below as well as editable word and word perfect files that you can change and edit to reflect your specific case against LAUSD. For the first time it will require these morally challenged folks at LAUSD to respond to you, instead of you always having to respond to their latest bad faith illegal behavior. Cross-Complaint against LAUSD16-08-11.pdf Editable Cross-Complaint against LAUSD 16-08-11 XC.doc Editable Cross-Complaint against LAUSD16-08-11 XC.odt

LAUSD'S FALSE OVERPAYMENT LITIGATION AGAINST TEACHERS AND WHAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT

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Whether it is fabricating charges against more expensive high seniority teachers to get rid of them or subsequently adding insult to injury by making bad faith false allegations of overpayment against them, both actions are predicated on the idea that a teacher now without salary or benefits will be hard pressed to mount a legal defense. For those of you teachers and other LAUSD employees who have been so falsely charged with having been overpaid, what follows is a way you can finally and reasonably defend yourself. Linked below is an "Answer" to LAUSD's false allegations of overpayment that you can use along with the blank forms and content necessary to defend yourself in court.

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08 2016

STEVE BARR TO RUN FOR LA. MAYOR- ANY GREEN DOT CHARTER SKELETONS IN HIS CLOSET?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) The just announced candidacy of Green Dot Charter School founder Steve Barr for the mayor of the City Los Angeles next year might just be a blessing in disguise because a campaign between Barr and present L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will have an almost impossible task of keeping their equally abysmal records on public and charter education out of the public debate. Could this finally lead to some overdue reform? In reality, when it comes to public education policy, there isn't a nickel's worth of difference between present Mayor Garcetti's unwillingness to address and reign in clearly and long failed public education policies at LAUSD and Steve Barr's equally failed model of supposedly viable public charter education, which in reality is as bad or worse than LAUSD, if you don't fudge the stats.

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06 2016

AN OPEN LETTER TO NOAM CHOMSKY

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Dear Professor Chomsky, As you approach your 88th birthday on December 7th of this year, I must confess that as a 69 year old whose memory is predictably starting to wane, I am all the more in awe of your ability to what seems to be effortlessly pull events together from our history into what I believe to be one of the most coherent and comprehensive analyses and explanations of where we now stand in the decline and likely fall of the American empire- seen in the context of those empires and societies that preceded us in declining to the same regrettable end. However, what I believe you also see is that given the unprecedented scope of American economic and military power and with things like global warming looming as a direct result of close to two hundred years of unbridled corporate power making decisions based solely on short-term capital gain is that this likely fall of the American empire could actual pose a real threat to continued human habitation of this planet as a viable species.

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06 2016

MINORITY EDUCATION- STILL NOT VERY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION- WHY?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) When it comes to affirmative action designed to supposedly redress generations of entrenched racial discrimination in our society that is still the rule in our de facto segregated public schools, the recently Supreme Court decided Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin et.al. misses the point for many reasons. First, when it comes to White university applicants like Abigail Fisher, who filed a case of discrimination based on giving preference to a minority student over her for admission to the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), I have always felt that students like Fisher- even though it requires her personal sacrifice- should now understand and finally have some empathy for what minority students must have felt in pre-civil rights America where they were either systematically excluded as a matter of law or not given enough of a quality K12 education to be competitive in the first place for the few schools that would accept them.

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06 2016

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