(Mensaje se repite en Español)

(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy needs a whipping boy for the engrained and dangerous institutional incompetence that his and prior administrations at LAUSD have allowed to exist, because they have not done their job.

On 89.3 KPCC today Reporter Vanessa Romo documented another case of administrative incompetence at LAUSD, where teacher George Martinez was allowed to leave LAUSD without charges and go to work for Inglewood Unified, even though it was pretty clear - and later proved by videos - that he was a longstanding child molester. As similar disclosures have borne out over the last couple of weeks, there has been a complete failure of LAUSD administration at both the District and school level to do their jobs.

Deasy admits that LAUSD never filed with California Teacher Credentialing (CTC) about Martinez or the other pervert teachers his and prior administrations have dropped the ball on. So what does he propose? Blame all teachers and give LAUSD Regional Superintendents the right to summarily fire teachers without the minimal due process offered by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

Ironically, as my own case shows, it is not the OAH that is not doing its job in a timely manner, but rather LAUSD's stalling that stops truly culpable teachers from being removed. In my case both LAUSD and UTLA have colluded to stall my OAH hearing for what will be almost 3 years before its now scheduled September 10, 2012 hearing date - and who knows if that date will not be continued like LAUSD has succeeded in do several times already.

Even thought California Education Code Section 44944 says teachers facing dismissal are entitled to a hearing within 60 days, in practice this is a far cry from the years LAUSD keeps teachers in "rubber rooms" hoping to force them into resigning without a hearing in a neutral forum that would show there never was a real basis to the charges against many of the teachers.

I was removed from class on bogus charges, because I reported they were graduating students with reading abilities as low as 2nd grade. Like most of these cases against teachers, LAUSD really has no case against me or hundreds of other honesty and dedicated teachers it is doing everything it can to force out of the teaching profession. So it is LAUSD that stalls the OAH process for good teachers, while ignoring the perverts.

So why hasn't LAUSD been doing its job? There are several reasons:

1. Pervert teachers tend to support LAUSD principals and administration, so they are not targeted for harassment and removal as teachers like myself and hundreds of other dedicated teachers are whose only crime is objecting to LAUSD's longstanding incompetence.

2. LAUSD administration is so busy harassing and bringing false charges on teachers at the top of the salary scale, close to vesting in lifetime health benefits, or who question the fixing by LAUSD administration of promotions, grades, assessments, attendance, and graduation, they don't have time to find the few real perverts in LAUSD. This makes schools a fertile ground for such perversion, since teachers and administrators are terrified to speak up for fear that they too will be targeted for summary removal on trumped up charges.

3. As one of the 43% of all public school superintendents now serving in the United States, Deasy is a graduate of the Broad Academy, whose primary goal is the privatization of the $370 billion a year public education business. Now Deasy can spin the pervert teacher scandal to make it even easier to get rid of even more teachers on the way to a cheaper non-professional teaching staff of instructors with diminished pay and benefits to insure greater profits when all of public education is privatized.

4. Superintendent John Deasy really doesn't know that much about what is going on, but rather depends on the entrenched LAUSD administrative bureaucracy to tell him what to say. Case in point: Deasy talks about the 3 teachers that sit on the OAH hearing of charged teachers and the 50% acquittal rate - both of these statement are untrue. There are only 2 teachers that sit along with an administrative law judge as the trier of fact and 50% of teachers do not succeed at the OAH.

This Tuesday, Deasy required all the teachers to participate in a professional development hour that was focused on mandated reporting for suspected sexual abuse of students What was ridiculous about this is that teachers already have been given this training every year, but this did not stop the pervert teachers, because the problem was not with teachers failing to do their job, but rather administrator. A more likely reason for giving teachers this superfluous training was on advice of LAUSD legal counsel as a means of lessening LAUSD the extremely high potential liability for the gross negligence with which it has been running district schools in open dereliction of its duty to students, teachers, and parents.

A rather sad observation was made by a fellow teacher as to an inestimable cost of LAUSD administrative incompetence:.

"The sad upshot of this whole debacle is that elementary school teachers who teach the primary grade level are afraid to respond to the naturally effusive displays of affection of the little ones. We need to keep a safe distance from the little ones now, but how do you do that and not demonstrate rejection?"


LA Progressive

Dick Price and Sharon Kyle
Dick and Sharon
Dick and Sharon are a pair of citizen journalists and information activists who were fed up with
mainstream media. Rather than just kvetch about the media, they decided to try to become the media. So, together they founded the LA Progressive. Dick is the editor and Sharon is the publisher and webmaster, handling all technical aspects of the site.

This site was launched in March 2008, with Dick and Sharon doing most of the writing. Today, a host of gifted writers contribute to the LA Progressive's daily offering which typically amounts to about 45 articles a week. Dick and Sharon continue to write for as well as edit and publish the LA Progressive and distribute its daily e-news each morning.

o Scott Coe Riverside, California
Excellent Video Interview about Professor Coe

Assistant Professor of English at Riverside Community College and former high school English teacher. She is the author of Teacher at Point Blank and has been a teacher of English and literature in California since 1991. Her writing on intersections of gender, violence, and education has appeared in the Los Angeles Times as well as literary venues including Hotel Amerika, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Ninth Letter, Memoir(and), Bitter Oleander, and Green Mountains Review. Her essay, "Recovering Teacher," won the NCTE 2009 Donald Murray Prize, and other selections of her work have received a Pushcart Special Mention as well as Notable listings in Best American Essays 2009 and 2010. As an independent researcher, Jo authored and published the most extensive study to-date of Adams v. LAUSD, a nearly 10-year legal case of student-on-teacher sexual harassment, in (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women's Experience (Cambridge Scholars Press). Jo values the aesthetic, political, and socially transformative powers of literary narrative--especially to dispel unhealthy silences and witness cultural blindspots. She works currently as an assistant professor of English at Riverside Community College in SoCal, and her book, Teacher at Point Blank (Aunt Lute 2010), has been selected as a Great Read for Fall 2010 by Ms. Magazine. Punk rock? Yes. Hockey games? Yes. Coffee? Always black. Find Jo on the web at and on Twitter @joscottcoe.

Betsy Combier New York, New York
Betsy Combier's blog
is a jewel that chronicles the corruption in NYC's Dept of Educations (DOE)  . She has accomplished a wonderful piece of journalism, and created one of the rare places where corrupt educational governance is chronicled and revealed

Professor Samuel Culbert Los Angeles, California
is a professor at the UCLA Andersen School of Business who also teaches in the Education Department's Principals' Leadership Institute. Check out the following 3 minutes on ABC News

Stuart Goldurs Los Angeles, Califonia
Don't send LAUSD Librarians to the Inquisition, send the downtown bureaucrats
Tests, What Are They Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

LAUSD students to attend school on contaminated land, again!
Some schools teach only to the tests, so how are the students being prepared for the next grade and for life?
New LAUSD superintendent adds six-figure positions to management team

Has been a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 30 years. He is greatly aware of the district waste, large bureaucracy, and other major issues of the time. He started his blog with the sole purpose of informing the world about the truths of education in LAUSD. E-mail him at:

LAUSD has selected a new Superintendent of Schools

Karen Horwitz Chicago, Illinois

Former award winning teacher who co-founded NAPTA, National Association for the Prevention of Teacher Abuse, and wrote the book White Chalk Crime: The REAL Reason Schools Fail to expose how teacher harassment and terrorization maintains a system of deeply hidden corruption. Disposing of dedicated teachers forms the core of the White Chalk Criminal's agenda since dedication and white collar crime do not mix. Given that all agree that good teachers are essential to good teaching, a system that cannot tolerate good teachers is worthless. This is what we have in place. With Bernie Madoff-like leaders - he was as much about investing as our school leaders are about educating - anointed with unlimited power, including the ability to fill the airwaves with propaganda, education is no longer about education. It is about money and power for those who play a very corrupt game and with an agenda of privatizing schools so their power will increase. (Privatization may have merits. NAPTA does not take a position on that. But privatizing a system that is rotten to its core - where quality teaching cannot survive, where a cover up of pretense that they do not know this despite so many of us reporting these truths prevails - documents that those advocating privatization cannot be trusted! It shows they want our schools for their own interests, not the children, nor the community.)  NAPTA welcomes parents, teachers, students, citizens or anyone who understands that without a real system of education, we no longer have a democracy. Membership is free. Go to:  or Become educated about what is going on. 

Jerry Mintz Director
Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)
417 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Hts., NY  11577

For those of you who cannot wait for corrupt public education to be turned around, AERO offers an excellent source to get connected with viable alternatives right now.
            800-769-4171       (domestic)
            516-621-2195       (international)

Susan Ohanian Charlotte, Vermont
She is a longtime public school teacher who, after 20 years, became staff writer for a teacher magazine and then went freelance. I've maintained a website of activism for nearly 9 years--ever since the passage of NCLB. People can subscribe to the website and then they get updates about new content. I answer all the mail I get through the website and with the answer, people have my e-mail.  I also try to stir things up on Twitter, though I find this medium frustrating. I have a Facebook page--just so people can find me. I don't initiate anything on it, The website keeps me busy.

Susan Lee Schwartz Suffern, New York

Susan studied literacy education, English literature, and fine arts and holds a BA ('63) and MS ('65) from Brooklyn College, and has the equivalent of two master's degrees, earned in graduate studies of literacy, arts and education. She taught literacy skills and art, for four decades in NYC in elementary and secondary school.  In 1998 she won the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Educator of Excellence Award  for her successful teacher practice, studied by Harvard  and the LRDC at the University of Pittsburgh for the New Standards research. At the end of her research, her unique curriculum was selected by the LRDC to be used in their national staff development seminars for school superintendents. She was among six teachers -- from among the thousands across the nation-- observed during the research project, and her teaching practice met all the  principles of learning. In the nineties, she rose to prominence in national educational circles, while teaching at a new magnet school, East Side Middle School. The reading scores of her seventh grade students were at the top of the city, and on the first ELA, which two thirds of city students failed, her former students (then in the eight grade) were TENTH IN THE STATE.

 She writes often about what she learned about the genuine standards for learning, in an attempt to begin a national conversation about the authentic standards, so that there can be genuine reform. Her experience that ended her fine career in the NYC Public Schools has led her to write about the process that removed the top educators, silencing the voices of the classroom practitioners who would not accept anti-learning policies. Her essay here on Perdaily,  is one that describes this process. Read more as she talks about education, literacy  and learning on her site, from the perspective of the experienced teacher-practitioner of pedagogy. She is the voice of dedicated and talented classroom teachers who know why the schools are failing.

Her website is:

Joel Shatzky: Brooklyn, New York
Professor of English Emeritus--SUNY, College at Cortland (1968-2005)
Adjunct instructor-Kingsborough CC (CUNY) 2006--   )
Regular contributor to the Huffington Post:
Author of "The Thinking Crisis" with Ellen Hill (Authors Choice Press: New York, 2001)
Numerous articles on education in Jewish Currents.
Script-writer for three YouTube satires on educational "reform."
 "The Lessons":
"Numbers Lie":
"The Charter Starters":<>

Here's Joel's latest post about the low percentage of "college ready" high school graduates.

Lorna Stremcha Havre, Montana


"I know first hand the financial, personal, emotional and physical damage that can result when school administrators, the Montana Education Association and the National Education Association put their own interests above the students, teachers and the taxpayers of the State of Montana My files contain mountains of paperwork including depositions, declarations of truth, notarized documents and exhibits resulting from an arduous legal process that finally ended when the Havre (Montana) School District settled two lawsuits - a Federal suit and one filed in State District Court. These documents also include a letter from a union representative stating, " This is nothing more than a witch hunt." Yet the union continued to allow the school administration to harass, bully and bring harm to me.
These two lawsuits resulted from a single incident that, had it been handled differently and under the light of public scrutiny, would not have snowballed into awards of more than $200,000 worth of damages. Funds that eventually came from the taxpayers' pockets. Ironically, as a taxpayer in Hill County, my family and I are helping to pay for the damages awarded to me. This covered the attorneys' fees. The settlement did not include my attorney fees, however the district, insurance and taxpayers paid the defendants attorney bills, which exceeded mine. The settlement was made on March 2, 2006."

Lois Weiner Jersey City, New Jersey
Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Democracy Now
Impact of urban school characteristics on teachers' classroom practice
How race, class, and gender mediate academic achievement
Teachers' work and the school as a workplace. Effects of changes in global political economy on teaching, teachers, and schools

(Para una visión nacional de la reforma de la educación pública ver el final de esta entrada del blog)

Superintendente del LAUSD John Deasy necesita un chivo expiatorio de la incompetencia institucional arraigada y peligrosa que sus gobiernos anteriores y en el LAUSD han permitido a existir, porque no han hecho su trabajo.

El 89,3 KPCC hoy Periodista Vanessa Romo documentado otro caso de incompetencia administrativa en el LAUSD , donde el profesor George Martínez se le permitió salir del LAUSD sin cargos y van a trabajar para Unificado de Inglewood, a pesar de que era bastante claro - y más tarde demostrado por vídeos - que era un abusador de menores desde hace mucho tiempo. Como revelaciones similares han llevado a cabo en el último par de semanas, no ha sido un completo fracaso de la administración del LAUSD, tanto a nivel de distrito y la escuela para hacer su trabajo.

Deasy admite que nunca se presentó ante el LAUSD Acreditación de Maestros de California (CTC) sobre Martínez o los profesores pervertir sus otras administraciones y antes de haber dejado caer la bola en. Entonces, ¿qué propone? Culpar a todos los maestros del LAUSD y dar Superintendentes Regionales el derecho de despedir sumariamente a los maestros sin el proceso debido mínima ofrecida por la Oficina de Audiencias Administrativas (OAH).

Irónicamente, como mi propio caso muestra, no es la OAH que no está haciendo su trabajo de manera oportuna, sino más bien el LAUSD ha estancamiento que impide que los profesores realmente culpables de ser eliminado. En mi caso, tanto el LAUSD y UTLA han puesto de acuerdo para detener la audiencia OAH para lo que será casi tres años antes de su previsto actualmente 10 de septiembre 2012 fecha de la audiencia - y quién sabe si esa fecha no se continuó, como el LAUSD ha tenido éxito en hacer varias veces ya.

Incluso pensó Educación de California Sección 44944 del Código dice que los maestros enfrentan el despido tiene derecho a una audiencia dentro de 60 días, en la práctica esto es muy lejos de los años los maestros del LAUSD mantiene en habitaciones de goma "con la esperanza de obligarlo a dimitir sin una audiencia en una posición neutral foro en el que se muestran nunca hubo una verdadera base de las acusaciones contra muchos de los profesores.

Yo estaba retirado de la clase de acusaciones falsas, porque me informaron que se estaban graduando los estudiantes con las habilidades lectoras tan bajo como 2 º grado. Al igual que la mayoría de estos casos en contra de los maestros, el LAUSD realmente no tiene ningún caso en mi contra o cientos de honestidad y de otros maestros dedicados que está haciendo todo lo posible para forzar la salida de la profesión docente. Por lo tanto, es el LAUSD que se frena el proceso de la OAH para los buenos maestros, haciendo caso omiso de los pervertidos.

¿Por qué no ha sido el LAUSD está haciendo su trabajo? Hay varias razones:

1. Los profesores tienden a pervertir apoyar a los directores y la administración del LAUSD, por lo que no son objeto de acoso y expulsión, como maestros, como yo, y cientos de otros profesores dedicados son su único crimen es oponerse a la incompetencia de muchos años de LAUSD.

2. LAUSD la administración está tan ocupado acosando y la presentación de cargos falsos en los profesores en la parte superior de la escala salarial, cerca de la consolidación de la concesión de beneficios para la salud de toda la vida, o que cuestionan la fijación por el LAUSD administración de promociones, calificaciones, evaluaciones, asistencia y de graduación, ellos no 't tiene tiempo para encontrar a los verdaderos pervertidos pocos en el LAUSD. Esto hace que las escuelas un terreno fértil para tal perversión, ya que los maestros y administradores tienen miedo a hablar por temor a que ellos también van a ser objeto de expulsión sumaria bajo cargos falsos.

3. Como uno de los 43% de todos los superintendentes de escuelas públicas que actualmente prestan servicios en los Estados Unidos, Deasy es un graduado de la Academia Broad, cuyo principal objetivo es la privatización de los $ 370 mil millones al año de negocio la educación pública. Ahora Deasy puede hacer girar el escándalo profe pervertido para que sea aún más fácil para deshacerse de los profesores aún más en el camino a un personal docente más barato no profesional de los instructores con la disminución de salarios y beneficios para asegurar mayores beneficios cuando todo lo de la educación pública se privatiza.

4. Superintendente John Deasy realmente no sabemos mucho acerca de lo que está pasando, sino que más bien depende de la arraigada burocracia administrativa del LAUSD para decirle qué decir. Caso en cuestión: conversaciones Deasy sobre los 3 profesores que se sientan en la audiencia de los maestros encargados de la OAH y el porcentaje de sentencias absolutorias 50%, tanto de estos estados no son ciertas. Sólo hay dos profesores que se sientan junto a un juez de derecho administrativo que decide sobre los hechos y el 50% de los profesores no tienen éxito en la OAH.

Este martes, Deasy requiere a todos los maestros a participar en una hora de desarrollo profesional que se centró en los informes obligatorios para la sospecha de abuso sexual de los estudiantes ¿Cuál era ridículo de esto es que los profesores que ya han recibido esta formación todos los años, pero esto no impidió que el profesores pervertido, porque el problema no era con los maestros que no hacen su trabajo, sino más bien de administrador. Una razón más probable para dar a los profesores esta formación superflua era el asesoramiento de un abogado del LAUSD legal como medio de disminuir la posible responsabilidad del LAUSD extremadamente alta para la negligencia con la que ha estado funcionando las escuelas del distrito de negligencia en el cumplimiento de su deber abierta a estudiantes, profesores y los padres.

Una observación más bien triste fue hecho por un compañero maestro como a un costo incalculable de la incompetencia administrativa del LAUSD.

"El resultado triste de esta debacle general es que los profesores de primaria que imparten el nivel de grado de la primaria tienen miedo de responder a las pantallas de forma natural efusivas de afecto de los más pequeños. Tenemos que mantener una distancia segura de los más pequeños ahora, pero ¿cómo Cómo se hace eso y no demostrar el rechazo? "

Los reformadores nacionales EDUCACIÓN

LA Progresista

Dick Price y Kyle Sharon
Dick y Sharon
Dick y Sharon son un par de periodistas ciudadanos y activistas de información que fueron alimentados con medios de comunicación . En lugar de simplemente kvetch acerca de los medios de comunicación, decidieron tratar de convertirse en los medios de comunicación. Por lo tanto, juntos fundaron la progresiva Ángeles. Dick es el editor y Sharon es el editor y webmaster, el manejo de todos los aspectos técnicos del sitio.

Este sitio fue lanzado en marzo de 2008, con Dick y Sharon haciendo la mayor parte de la escritura. Hoy en día, una gran cantidad de talentosos escritores contribuyen a la realización progresiva del ofrecimiento diario de Los Angeles que por lo general equivale a cerca de 45 artículos por semana. Dick y Sharon seguir escribiendo para, así como editar y publicar la progresiva Ángeles y distribuir su día por e-noticias todas las mañanas.

J o Scott, Coe Riverside, California
Jo.Scott-Coe @
Video Entrevista con el Profesor Excelente Coe

Asistente de Profesor de Inglés en el Riverside Community College y ex profesor de escuela de Inglés. Ella es el autor de Profesor en Point Blank y ha sido profesora de Inglés y la literatura en California desde 1991. Su escritura en las intersecciones de género, la violencia y la educación ha aparecido en Los Angeles Times, así como lugares literarios, entre ellos Amerika Hotel, de Género En cuarto lugar, los dientes del Río, la Carta Novena, Memoria (y), Bitter Oleander, y Revisión de Las Montañas Verdes. Su ensayo, "Recuperación de Maestro", ganó el NCTE 2009 Premio Donald Murray, y otras selecciones de su obra ha recibido una Mención Especial la carretilla de mano, así como listados de notables en mejores trabajos de América de 2009 y 2010. Como un investigador independiente, Jo escribió y publicó el estudio más extenso hasta la fecha de Adams v LAUSD, un caso de casi 10 años de acoso judicial por estudiantes y maestros en el sexual, en la (re) interpretaciones: Las formas de la justicia en las mujeres La experiencia (Cambridge Scholars Press). Jo valores de las facultades estéticas, políticas, y la transformación social de la narrativa literaria - especialmente para disipar los silencios no saludables y ser testigo de ciegos culturales. Ella trabaja actualmente como profesor adjunto de Inglés en el Riverside Community College en SoCal, y su libro, Profesor de Point Blank (laúd tía 2010), ha sido seleccionada como una gran lectura para el otoño de 2010 por la revista La Sra.. El punk rock? Sí. Hockey sobre los juegos? Sí. Café? Siempre de color negro. Buscar Jo en la web en y en Twitter @ joscottcoe.

Betsy Combier Nueva York, Nueva York
betsy.combier @
Blog de ​​Betsy Combier de
es una joya que narra la corrupción en la Ciudad de Nueva York Departamento de Educación nacional (DOE). Ella ha logrado una maravillosa pieza de periodismo, y ha creado uno de los pocos lugares donde se narra la gobernabilidad educativo corrupto y reveló

Profesor Samuel Culbert Los Ángeles, California
es un profesor de la UCLA School of Business Andersen quien también enseña en el Instituto de Liderazgo de los directores del Departamento de Educación ". Echa un vistazo a los siguientes 3 ​​minutos en ABC News

Stuart Goldurs Los Ángeles, Califonia
No envíe a los bibliotecarios del LAUSD a la Inquisición, enviar a los burócratas del centro
Las pruebas, lo que son buenos para? Absolutamente Nada!
LAUSD estudiantes asistan a la escuela en tierras contaminadas, otra vez!
Algunas escuelas sólo enseñan a las pruebas, así que ¿cómo son los estudiantes se están preparando para el siguiente grado y para la vida?
Nuevo superintendente de LAUSD se suma de seis cifras posiciones al equipo directivo

Ha sido un maestro en el Distrito de Los Angeles Unified School durante 30 años. Él es en gran medida al tanto de los residuos del distrito, gran burocracia, y otros aspectos importantes de la época. Él comenzó su blog con el único propósito de informar al mundo sobre las verdades de la educación en el LAUSD. Su e-mail a:

El LAUSD ha seleccionado un nuevo Superintendente de Escuelas

Karen Horwitz Chicago, Illinois

Profesor galardonado ex cofundador NAPTA, Asociación Nacional para la Prevención del Abuso de Maestros, y escribió el libro de la delincuencia White Chalk: Las Escuelas Razón REAL Fail para exponer cómo el acoso y el terror profesor mantiene un sistema de corrupción profundamente escondido. Eliminación de los maestros dedicados constituye el núcleo de la agenda del Penal White Chalk desde que la dedicación y la delincuencia de cuello blanco no se mezclan. Teniendo en cuenta que todos coinciden en que los buenos maestros son esenciales para una buena enseñanza, un sistema que no puede tolerar a los buenos maestros no sirve para nada. Esto es lo que tenemos en su lugar. Con Bernie Madoff como líderes - que era tanto de inversión como los líderes de la escuela tienen que ver con la educación - ungido con poder ilimitado, incluyendo la capacidad para llenar las ondas con la propaganda, la educación ya no es acerca de la educación. Se trata de dinero y el poder para aquellos que juegan un juego muy corrupto y con una agenda de privatización de las escuelas por lo que su poder se incrementará. (La privatización puede tener méritos NAPTA no toma una posición al respecto, pero la privatización de un sistema que está podrido hasta la médula -.. En la enseñanza de calidad no puede sobrevivir, en un encubrimiento de la pretensión de que ellos no saben esto a pesar de que muchos de nosotros la presentación de informes estas verdades prevalece - documentos que las privatizaciones defender no se puede confiar Esto demuestra que queremos que nuestras escuelas para sus propios intereses, no los niños, ni la comunidad) NAPTA da la bienvenida a los padres, maestros, estudiantes, ciudadanos o cualquier persona que entiende que sin un real!. sistema de educación, ya no tenemos una democracia. La membresía es gratuita. Ir a: o . Infórmese acerca de lo que está pasando.

Jerry Mintz, director
De Educación Alternativa Resource Organization (AERO)
417 Roslyn Road., Roslyn Hts., NY 11577

Para aquellos de ustedes que no pueden esperar a que la educación pública corrupta que se dio la vuelta, Aero ofrece una excelente fuente para conectarse con alternativas viables en estos momentos.
800-769-4171       (Nacional)
516-621-2195       (Internacional)

Susan Ohanian Charlotte, Vermont
Ella es una maestra de escuela pública que desde hace mucho tiempo, después de 20 años, se convirtió en redactor de una revista de maestro y luego se fue por cuenta propia. He mantenido un sitio web de activismo desde hace casi 9 años - desde la aprobación de la ley NCLB. La gente puede suscribirse a la página web y luego obtener las actualizaciones de nuevo contenido. Contesto todos los correos que recibe a través de la página web y con la respuesta, la gente tiene mi dirección de e-mail. También trato de agitar las cosas en Twitter, aunque encuentran en este medio frustrante. Tengo una página en Facebook - sólo para que la gente me puede encontrar. Yo no inician nada en ella, el sitio web me mantiene ocupada.

Susan Lee Schwartz Suffern, Nueva York

Susan estudió la alfabetización, la literatura Inglés, y las bellas artes y tiene una licenciatura (63) y MS (65 ') en el Brooklyn College, y tiene el equivalente de dos grados de maestría, obtuvo en los estudios de posgrado de la alfabetización, las artes y la educación. Ella le enseñó las habilidades de alfabetización y el arte, desde hace cuatro décadas en Nueva York en la escuela primaria y secundaria. En 1998 ganó el estado de Nueva York Inglés Consejo (NYSEC) Educador del Premio a la Excelencia por su exitosa práctica de los docentes, estudiada por la Universidad de Harvard y el LRDC en la Universidad de Pittsburgh para la investigación de nuevas normas. Al final de su investigación, su plan de estudios único fue seleccionado por el LRDC para ser utilizado en sus seminarios nacionales de desarrollo del personal de los superintendentes escolares. Ella estuvo entre los seis profesores-de entre los miles en todo el país - observados durante el proyecto de investigación y la práctica docente, se reunieron todos los principios del aprendizaje. En la década de los noventa, se levantó a la prominencia en los círculos educativos nacionales, mientras enseñaba en una escuela magnet nuevo East Side Middle School. Las puntuaciones de lectura de sus estudiantes de séptimo grado se encontraban en la parte superior de la ciudad, y en el primer ELA, que dos tercios de los estudiantes de la ciudad no, sus antiguos alumnos (en ese entonces en el octavo grado) fueron DÉCIMO EN EL ESTADO.

Ella escribe a menudo sobre lo que había aprendido acerca de los estándares reales de aprendizaje, en un intento de iniciar una conversación nacional acerca de los estándares auténticos, por lo que no puede haber una verdadera reforma. Su experiencia que puso fin a su carrera muy bien en las escuelas públicas de Nueva York la ha llevado a escribir sobre el proceso que elimina los mejores educadores, silenciando las voces de los practicantes del aula que no aceptaban las políticas anti-aprendizaje. Su ensayo aquí en Perdaily, es la que describe este proceso. Leer más como ella habla de la educación, la alfabetización y el aprendizaje en su sitio, desde la perspectiva de la experiencia docente-profesional de la pedagogía. Ella es la voz de los maestros dedicados y talentosos que saben por qué las escuelas están fallando.

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Joel Shatzky: Brooklyn, Nueva York
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Profesor Emérito de Inglés - SUNY College at Cortland (1968-2005)
Adjunto un instructor Kingsborough CC (CUNY) 2006 -)
Colaborador habitual de The Huffington Post:
Autor de "La Crisis del Pensamiento" con Ellen Hill (Prensa Autores Elección: Nueva York, 2001)
Numerosos artículos sobre la educación en Corrientes judías.
Guionista de tres sátiras de YouTube en la educación "reforma".
"Las lecciones":
"Los números mienten":
"Los arrancadores de la Carta": <>

Aquí está el último mensaje de Joel sobre el bajo porcentaje de "preparados para la universidad", los graduados de secundaria.

Lorna Stremcha Havre, Montana



Su historia:
"Sé de primera mano el daño financiero, personal, emocional y físico que puede resultar cuando los administradores escolares, el Montana Asociación para la Educación y la Asociación Nacional de Educación anteponer sus propios intereses por encima de los estudiantes, profesores y de los contribuyentes del Estado de Montana Mis archivos contienen montañas de papeles, incluyendo declaraciones, declaraciones de la verdad, los documentos notariales y exposiciones resultantes de un arduo proceso legal que finalmente terminó cuando el Havre (Montana) del Distrito Escolar se establecieron dos pleitos-. una demanda federal y una presentada en la Corte de Distrito del Estado Estos documentos también incluyen una carta de un representante del sindicato diciendo: "Esto no es más que una caza de brujas". Sin embargo, el sindicato continuó permitiendo la administración de la escuela para acosar, intimidar y hacer daño a mí.
Estas dos demandas el resultado de un incidente aislado que, de haber sido manejado de manera diferente y bajo la luz del escrutinio público, no habría una bola de nieve en los premios de más de $ 200,000 en daños y perjuicios. Los fondos que eventualmente llegaron a los bolsillos de los contribuyentes. Irónicamente, como contribuyente en el Condado de Hill, mi familia y yo estamos ayudando a pagar las indemnizaciones concedidas a mí. Esto cubre los honorarios de los abogados. El acuerdo no incluye honorarios de mi abogado, sin embargo el distrito, los seguros y los contribuyentes pagan las facturas de abogado del acusado, que superaron la mina. El acuerdo se hizo el 2 de marzo de 2006. "Http://

Lois Weiner Jersey City, Nueva Jersey
Profesor de la Educación Primaria y Secundaria
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd..
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Democracy Now
Impacto de las características de las escuelas urbanas en la práctica docente de los profesores
¿Cómo la raza, clase y género mediar en el rendimiento académico
Labor del personal docente y la escuela como un lugar de trabajo. Efectos de los cambios en la economía política mundial sobre la enseñanza, los maestros y las escuelas.


I went to Catholic school where the monsignor did the molesting. I was not a victim, but had a family member who was.

The abuses in the public schools that do exist pale in comparison to the cases of such in the Catholic schools that the Church allowed to continue unabated for decades and for which they continue to deny their responsibility locally and internationally.

And yet the Catholic Church has moved on now to dictate policy on reproductive rights because of the failure of our underfunded/nonexistent public health system. Their "policies" to make sure every possible child is born but then to support the most right-wing policies that mean that in order to survive you then have to sell off your kids for medical experimentation remind me exactly of Monty Python's _Meaning of Life_ skit on the Irish Catholic v. British Protestant POV, which is to say our health care system is as much of a joke as our public school system.

Plus, the policy wonks who are the architects of "school reform" are just as clueless as the guy who was the architect of Clinton's "welfare reform" policy, aka "Welfare to (Dead-End, Low-Paying, Part-time w/o benefits) Work" policy.

When I met this dude (then a young professor of business with a degree from Harvard and later a dean of the business school at Berkeley who served on Clinton's Economic Round Table), I remember we spent the evening arguing about 2 articles he'd published in The Economist - one about welfare reform, the other about school reform, even though he was clearly from an upper-middle-class family with no experience with welfare whatsoever and of course absolutely no experience in K-12 education.

I tried to tell him that he knew nothing about welfare, and likely the demographics of his students were more similar to his own and knew nothing as well in terms of their own 'investigations.'

I urged him to have his students actually interview the recipients of such services to see where the flaws lay. One major flaw is that it's simply not a liveable income.

I told him, "I grew up on welfare for some years because my father was in and out of the hospital. I can tell you what's wrong with it.

My mother came home crying one day because the social worker had asked her a required question at the time of all women who were acting heads of household on welfare, namely, "What man are you sleeping with?" as if she were a whore just because we were on public assistance. Considering also, for example, the lack of employment among Black men, the effect of these social policies was to break up families in order for them to survive.

In our case, I told the good professor/intellectual wonk/kid that the real problem was lack of available/affordable childcare (still a problem that goes unaddressed across the nation) and equal pay for women (which also remains quite problematic as evidenced by the Walmart case and many others, including most notably in academia itself (as evidenced by the multiple class actions for equal pay that began at MIT and spread across the nation).

We need to be getting more women into the STEM pipeline through the Ph.D. level, since that's where the jobs are that can sustain their families - not at King Burger ;-) but instead we're paying to educate successive generations of Chinese engineers, as the semiconductor industry booms in Shanghai and throughout China but they lack enough universities to provide trained personnel in material science at an advanced level - so in excess of 60% of the Ph.D.'s in EECS go to Chinese engineers who then return to China to build the semicon industry in R&D as well as design and manufacturing. These are seats that the regents of UC treat as a commodity instead of as a public function of education tied to sustainable economy. Instead our politicians argue whether the children of "undocumented" workers who will NOT be returning to their parents' home country should have access to an education!

Instead of educating people, we're sending them to jail at a cost exceeding $60k/person/year, including all ancillary support, food, medical care, etc.

Of course, the good professor didn't listen to me. After all he was the preordained "expert" on the matter, and what did we get 10 years later? We put women in dead-end jobs while their children went unattended and ended up shooting someone by accident or getting hurt, and we have an aggressively abusive school 'reform' movement that targets intelligent, engaged, and motivated teachers (while the "experts" continue to wrap themselves in a blanket of 'political correctness' and absolute ignorance).

Don't forget people like Dr. Drew are getting up there on national television pushing the witchhunt against teachers by looking at a handful of perverts.

Of course this guy knows nothing about the real aim of the inquisitions.

Time and time again I've seen capable and motivated teachers terminated or denied tenure (which is the same thing) because they questioned some policy issue in the course of following through on their professional duties and responsibility to the community.

Meanwhile, teachers who are even openly admitted by administration to be completely incompetent and derelict in their duties to their students and their parents are kept on in our public schools simply because they see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing, and do nothing, and all because of the political pressures within the public school bureaucracy designed along the lines of authoritarian top-down "management" if you don't honestly call it a "gang" in terms of retaliatory practices that are commonplace and which further cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal costs and liability.

Further, administrators are at-will employees, and they can only be terminated by the superintendent or board (or their own supervisors), all of whom are beholden to public opinion, but none of whom seem to care about serving the needs of the body politic (instead wasting their tax dollars on targeting good teachers for "reform" measures or firing, if not actually setting people up on false criminal charges), embezzlement (they only change districts when this happens, never going to jail), lack of accountability to the public out of an attitude of "father knows best," and the rest just plain old marketing hoopla that passes for "school reform" but which is baseless in terms of scientific empirical studies and resulting data. They are useless in addressing the vital educational needs of our society and a sustainable economy.

In a casual conversation I got in one day with the executive administrative assistant for the superintendent of schools in D.C. and told her of all of the corruption and abuse in the public schools in California that have become nothing short of a toxic work environment, and asked her what a superintendent did to deserve a salary tantamount to serving as president of the United States. I was surprised when instead of brushing me off and diminishing my concerns, she took pause and replied, "I can't tell you how many people call from all across the country and locally with similar stories, and as for your second question - not much."

This evening I've had two reliable sources confirm that Deasy intends to open all accusation files on teachers going back three years and hand them over to the state. Also, you may remember two weeks ago when I mentioned the teacher that was sent into detainment on accusations along with all the classified sp.ed. staff in his room. That same teacher is the latest to make the news for inappropriate behavior. I have also been informed that the teacher who was accused of being the co conspirator at Miramonte was accused by two 18 year old girls from when they were in second grade. One has already recanted her story. It just keeps getting wilder and wilder. It looks like we’re in for a full blown inquisition. Deasy only seems to have one tactical approach and that’s to keep the attention off himself and the administrative hierarchy by imposing entirely on the certificated and classified staffs.

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