(Mensaje se repite en Español)
(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)
As I patiently wait for my court date before the Office of Administrative Hearings that is presently set for September 10,2012, two years and 7 months after I was removed from my class on bogus charges, I lament the fact that ex-Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Ramon Cortnes didn't think I was cute enough to hit on me, the way he did on LAUSD Director of Leasing and Asset management Scott Graham. If he had, I don't think I would still be waiting for a settlement of LAUSD's bogus case against me and neither would hundreds of other teachers who have been put on protracted unpaid administrative leave in hopes that LAUSD will starve us into illness or resignation.
According to and article in the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Graham filed his sexual harassment case against ex-Superintendent Ramon Cortines in March and the LAUSD Board voted him a $200,000 settlement this week- nice. And if that wasn't enough, they threw in lifetime health benefits, estimated to be worth another $250,000 - my sources say they're worth $300,000 which gets added to the present total of unfunded health benefits, that presently adds up to a total of $13 billion.