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(Mensaje se repite en Español)

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


Yesterday at the new and as of yet unopened Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Augustus Hawkins High School on 60th Street, the teachers of Miramonte Elementary School, who have spent the last 3 months incarcerated there without even minimal due process of law, final spoke out against how they were being treated by LAUSD, which, in derogation of their civil rights, has presumed them guilty instead of innocence and has flagrantly trampled over their civil right.

In the fear laden environment that permeated the well-orchestrated gathering, some of these teachers anonymously read eloquent statements about the unjust manner in which they have been treated, while clearly indicating the continuing damage that they have been allowed to sustain from LAUSD and their union United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), some of whose officers did not miss this photo opportunity to show physical solidarity with teachers, even though they have turned a blind eye to them over the last 3 months.

There is no question that LAUSD is well within its rights to fully investigate the situation that was allowed to occur at Miramonte for years. However, what is most reprehensible is that this magical slight of hand engaged in by Superintendent Deasy has kept these teachers incarcerated in this empty school for 3 months and seems clearly designed to deflect public opinion off of the administrators - who were actually responsible - to these and other teachers throughout the District in this longstanding top-down bureaucracy that itself had the duty and power to stop such outrages from occurring in the first place.

Given the anonymous manner in which the statements were written and presented by the teachers, it was clear that Deasy has succeeded in terrorizing these teachers, who it is clear at this point, were and are not guilty of anything. These teachers were so terrorized today, that although they were reading their statements in public, they were too scared to allow me to publish them in written form on this site, even though the mainstream media was there in force to televise it back to their station and even though we at perdaily will post the video on this site in both Spanish and English.

Part of the fear came from the misinformation that UTLA and its officers present allowed the Miramonte teachers to operate under in telling them that they should not speak up or it would jeopardize their grievance- grievances in UTLA that rarely go anywhere except into oblivion. While it used to be that talking about a grievance was considered grounds in itself to have a teacher dismissed, this rule was modified 2 years ago, because it functioned as a non-judicial gag order to the detriment of teachers - to only jeopardized the grievance, but only if it was not for one of the now accepted purposes, like getting others to testify as to what they knew about the alleged bad acts that occurred at Miramonte and which these teachers were being smeared with without being allowed to defend themselves. Charge teachers with things they are not guilty of and them threaten them if they try and speak up to defend themselves.

Where was UTLA? Ex-UTLA President John Perez and Secretary David Lyell came for the photo-op, but in the last 3 months, all that Perez could say that UTLA had done was bring the teachers lunch one time and state that they were planning to bring them lunch next week - it didn't seem that the teachers present had much of an appetite.

Although Article V of the LAUSD/UTLA Collective Bargaining Agreement, LAUSD's own bulletin procedures, the California Education Code, and federal law have clearly been violated by LAUSD administrators running roughshod over these teachers rights, UTLA administration has remained silent to the plight of these dues-paying rank-and-file teachers, who are only the latest example of UTLA members who their union refuses to support in their most urgent time of need. So why is it teachers pay UTLA dues in this closed union shop?

So let me predict what is now going to happen to the 85 teachers who have been besmirched by LAUSD's behavior and UTLA's failure to act in a timely manner on their behalf: Superintendent John Deasy will mull things over and clear all these teachers of all charges. However LAUSD will decide to only put 45 of these teachers back in Miramonte. Why not all 85? Because Miramonte is no longer a year-around school. So now, at least 40 of these teachers are going to have to go out and look for a job in LAUSD with the stigma of being Miramonte teachers remaining as a specter to haunt them for the rest of their careers. And Superintendent Deasy, LAUSD, and do-nothing UTLA will go on to assault the next bunch of teachers, because UTLA only knows how to react and is incapable of taking a proactive position to finally make LAUSD pay a price for the unabated attack on its teachers that LAUSD continues to profit from.

If you or someone you know has been targeted and are in the process of being dismissed and need legal defense, get in touch:



LA Progressive

Dick Price and Sharon Kyle
Dick and Sharon dick_and_sharon@yahoo.com
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.

Jo 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 joscottcoe.com and on Twitter @joscottcoe.

Betsy Combier New York, New York
Betsy Combier's blog http://www.parentadvocates.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=article&articleID=488
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: StuartComputers@gmail.com.

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: EndTeacherAbuse.org  or WhiteChalkCrime.com. 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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/searchS/?q=Joel+Shatzky
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": www.youtube.com/watch?v=D712J1V2Jsg&feature=player_embedded
"Numbers Lie": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57BRNLviVTQ
"The Charter Starters": www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnrrw5CV3Gw<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnrrw5CV3Gw>

Here's Joel's latest post about the low percentage of "college ready" high school graduates. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-shatzky/educating-for-democracy-t_2_b_821410.html

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."http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Jim-Taylor/125893225652

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)


Ayer, en la final de nuevo y hasta el momento sin abrir de Los Angeles Unified School District School (LAUSD) Augustus Hawkins alta en la calle 60, los profesores de la Escuela Primaria Miramonte, que han pasado los últimos 3 meses encarcelados allí sin el debido proceso hasta la más mínima de la ley, habló en contra de la forma en que estaban siendo tratados por el LAUSD, que, a excepción de sus derechos civiles, ha presumido su culpabilidad en lugar de inocencia y ha pisoteado flagrante su derecho civil.

En el ambiente cargado de temor que permeó la reunión bien organizada, algunos de estos maestros de manera anónima leer las declaraciones elocuentes sobre la forma injusta en que han sido tratados, mientras que se indique claramente el daño permanente que se les ha permitido mantener de LAUSD y su unión Maestros Unidos de Los Ángeles (UTLA), algunos de cuyos oficiales no se pierda esta oportunidad para tomar fotos para mostrar su solidaridad con los profesores de física, a pesar de haber hecho la vista gorda a lo largo de los últimos 3 meses.

No hay duda de que el LAUSD está bien en su derecho de investigar a fondo la situación que se permitió que ocurriera en la Miramonte durante años. Sin embargo, lo que es más reprobable es que este ligero mágico de la mano ejercida por el Superintendente Deasy ha mantenido encarcelados a estos maestros en esta escuela vacía durante 3 meses y parece claramente diseñado para desviar la opinión pública fuera de los administradores - que eran los verdaderos responsables - a estos y otros maestros en todo el Distrito en este desde hace mucho tiempo de arriba a abajo la burocracia que se tenía el deber y el poder para detener tales desmanes que se produzcan en el primer lugar.

Dada la forma anónima en la que las declaraciones fueron escritos y presentados por los profesores, estaba claro que Deasy ha tenido éxito en aterrorizar a estos profesores, que está claro en este punto, fueron y no son culpables de nada. Estos maestros fueron aterrorizados por lo que hoy, que a pesar de que estaban leyendo sus declaraciones en público, que estaban demasiado asustados que me permita publicarlos en forma escrita en este sitio, a pesar de que los medios de comunicación estaba en la fuerza para televisar de nuevo a su estación de y aunque en perdaily a publicar el video en este sitio en español e Inglés.

Parte del temor se apoderó de la desinformación que UTLA y sus oficiales presentes permitió a los profesores Miramonte para operar bajo en decirles que no deben hablar de lo contrario sería poner en peligro sus quejas de agravios en UTLA que rara vez van a ninguna parte, excepto en el olvido. Mientras que lo que solía ser que hablar de una queja se considera motivo en sí mismo para tener un maestro despedido, esta norma fue modificada hace 2 años, ya que funcionaba como una orden de mordaza no judicial, en detrimento de los profesores - a sólo pone en peligro la queja , pero sólo si no fuera por uno de los propósitos aceptados hoy, al igual que hacer que los demás para declarar sobre lo que sabían sobre los supuestos actos malos que ocurrieron en Miramonte y que estos maestros estaban manchadas de sin poder defenderse. Carga de los profesores con las cosas que no son culpables de ellas y los amenazan si tratan de alzar la voz para defenderse.

¿Dónde estaba UTLA? Ex-presidente de UTLA Juan Pérez y el secretario David Lyell llegó para la foto-op, pero en los últimos 3 meses, todos los Pérez que podría decir que UTLA había hecho fue llevar el almuerzo de los maestros una vez y el estado que tenían previsto para llevar el almuerzo la próxima semana - no parece que los profesores presentes tenían mucho apetito.

Si bien el artículo V del Acuerdo de Negociación del LAUSD / UTLA colectiva, los procedimientos propios de LAUSD de anuncios, el Código de Educación de California, y la ley federal han sido claramente violados por los administradores del LAUSD haciendo caso omiso a estos derechos de los docentes, UTLA la administración ha permanecido en silencio a la difícil situación de estas cuotas -pagar a los maestros comunes y corrientes de archivos, que son sólo el último ejemplo de los miembros de UTLA, que su sindicato se niega a apoyar en su momento más urgente de necesidad. ¿Por qué es pagar los maestros UTLA cuotas sindicales en la tienda cerrada?

Así que déjenme predecir lo que ahora se va a pasar con los 85 profesores que han sido manchados por el comportamiento del LAUSD y el fracaso de UTLA para actuar de manera oportuna en su nombre: el superintendente John Deasy se reflexionar sobre las cosas y borrar todos esos maestros de todos los cargos. Sin embargo, el LAUSD decide poner sólo 45 de estos maestros de vuelta en Miramonte. ¿Por qué no todas las 85? Debido a Miramonte ya no es una escuela durante todo el año. Así que ahora, por lo menos 40 de estos profesores van a tener que salir a buscar un empleo en el LAUSD con el estigma de ser maestros Miramonte restantes como un espectro de perseguirlos por el resto de sus carreras. Y el Superintendente Deasy, el LAUSD y UTLA no hacer nada seguirá al asalto el siguiente grupo de profesores, porque UTLA sólo sabe cómo reaccionar y es incapaz de tomar una posición proactiva para finalmente hacer el LAUSD pagar un precio por el ataque sin cesar en su los maestros que el LAUSD continúa sacándole provecho a.

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido blanco de ataques y se encuentran en proceso de ser despedidos y la necesidad de defensa legal, póngase en contacto:


Los reformadores nacionales EDUCACIÓN

LA Progresista

Dick Price y Kyle Sharon
Dick y Sharon dick_and_sharon@yahoo.com~~V
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 escritores de talento contribuir 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.

Jo Scott, Coe Riverside, California
Jo.Scott-Coe @ rcc.edu
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 joscottcoe.com y en Twitter @ joscottcoe.

Betsy Combier Nueva York, Nueva York
betsy.combier @ gmail.com
Blog de ​​Betsy Combier de http://www.parentadvocates.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=article&articleID=488
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: StuartComputers@gmail.com.

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 VERDADERA razón por la falla 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: EndTeacherAbuse.org o WhiteChalkCrime.com. 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.

Su sitio web es:

http://www.speakingasateacher.com/Susan_Lee_Schwartz_ (Steiner) _ / index.html

Joel Shatzky: Brooklyn, Nueva York
Joel.Shatzky @ cortland.edu
Profesor Emérito de Inglés - SUNY College at Cortland (1968-2005)
Adjunto un instructor Kingsborough CC (CUNY) 2006 -)
Colaborador habitual de The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/searchS/?q=Joel+Shatzky
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": www.youtube.com/watch?v=D712J1V2Jsg&feature=player_embedded~~V
"Los números mienten": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57BRNLviVTQ
"Los arrancadores de la Carta": www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnrrw5CV3Gw <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnrrw5CV3Gw>

Aquí está el último mensaje de Joel sobre el bajo porcentaje de universitarios "listos" los graduados de secundaria. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-shatzky/educating-for-democracy-t_2_b_821410.html

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://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Jim-Taylor/125893225652

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
Trabajo de los docentes 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. 


05 2012


From Roque Burio Jr., the lemon who can dance but can also sing, here is my song entitled LAUSD ominous song for Mr. Deasy, Holmquist, and Fletcher: Hooray, hooray, hooray the bad rumors are spreading like the Waldman fires of teachers’ misconducts, that LAUSD is fallen as in the writings on the wall, the State is taking over this dismayingly financially and academically and morally failing school district, only skeletal force will remain hence all fat men and fleshy women are dismissed and only thin cute men and slender petite women will remain. He, he, he, and more he, he, he. It is true folks believe me, wait a little time soon. Goodbye in advance Paper Monster LAUSD, goodbye Reign of Terror.

From Roque Burio Jr., the lemon who can dance and can also sing: Here is my song for Mr. Deasy and Holmquist entitled “Playing the tough guys.” Hey, hey Mr. Deasy and Holmquist are you really going to fight the ruling of Judge Terry Green? Oh no, no, no and no. Can both of you really dance and sting like bees? But of course you cannot sing about yourselves, eh? He, he, he.
I remember you promised to fight Papa Brown before but I never saw you dancing in any Superior Court, remember?
Why not give some cuts to the charter school the alter ego and offspring of LAUSD? He, he, he, and he, he. Oh boys what a real show, like backyard wrestling?
Smile boys, I will watch your fight with Judge Terry Green. No backing out, okay? He, he, he and more hah, hah, hah.

From Roque Burio Jr. the lemon who can dance but can also sing ,here is another song for LAUSD Deasy and his partner UTLA Warren Fletcher on their latest dance step to pretend to uphold the law and the ruling of the Court enunciated by Judge James Chalfant that student test scores must be used to evaluate teachers. These long partners in crime of violating the Stull law have just made seemingly solemn promises to uphold the law but may really be preparing a joint proposal that may be circumventing the same law.
Parent, students, and teachers must remain vigilant on how the paper monster LAUSD and its puppet partner UTLA will again go around the law on teachers’ evaluation.
By the way the new ruling of the Court on teacher evaluations correlated with students’ test scores will definitely evolve toward standardized curricula, teaching and learning techniques for all teachers and students. And furthermore, the emphasis on test scores will also lead to the proper placement and specialization of students in their pursuit of education and careers and that will properly fit them in our free enterprise society.
Long live Democracy, long live justice, long live equality, long live students and teachers and parents, and down with the paper monster and its puppet partner.

From Roque Burio Jr. the lemon who can dance but can also sing ,here is another song for LAUSD Deasy and his partner UTLA Warren Fletcher on their latest dance step to pretend to uphold the law and the ruling of the Court enunciated by Judge James Chalfant that student test scores must be used to evaluate teachers. These long partners in crime of violating the Stull law have just made seemingly solemn promises to uphold the law but may really be preparing a joint proposal that may be circumventing the same law.
Parent, students, and teachers must remain vigilant on how the paper monster LAUSD and its puppet partner UTLA will again go around the law on teachers’ evaluation.
By the way the new ruling of the Court on teacher evaluations correlated with students’ test scores will definitely evolve toward standardized curricula, teaching and learning techniques for all teachers and students. And furthermore, the emphasis on test scores will also lead to the proper placement and specialization of students in their pursuit of education and careers and that will properly fit them in our free enterprise society.
Long live Democracy, long live justice, long live equality, long live students and teachers and parents, and down with the paper monster and its puppet partner.

From Roque Burio Jr, the lemon who can dance but can also sing, here is a song on the Reign of Terror of the paper monster. A week ago, Deasy ordered the administrators to dig up teachers for any misconducts unreported to the California commission on Teacher Credentialing; and amazingly the administrators reported to Deasy more than 500 ( Five Hundred) unreported misconducts of teachers—of course based on false statements of facts (false or exaggerated opinions in ordinary language).
Hey, hey, Deasy the LAUSD has informed me in a registered letter about 2 weeks ago (April 31, 2012) that it was forwarding the information that I resigned or separated from your dismayingly failing school district on May 3, 2009.
He, he, he, and he, he more, you really amused me Deasy, because until now you have never forwarded to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing those more than 100 misconducts of false accusations and false charges of LAUSD against me. Ask Holmquist why not.
Come on Deasy, go ahead, and submit the LAUSD allegations, accusations, and charges of misconducts against me to the Commission. They are waiting for them, so they can calendar my hearing with Holmquist and his bunch of lawyers.
By the way Deasy, the teachers are really so scared now of the Paper Monster. It is hunting them even in their sleep, dreams, and night mares.
But me, I welcome the hearing of those misconducts against me and somewhat grateful to you and I will make sure that I will be very careful never to be to be carless again to eat or drink that food or soda adulterated with LSD.
Be careful with your food and soda teachers—the game is neither fair nor just, so you will not end up coco for at least three years.
I reiterate Deasy, be gentleman, be truthful to your directive, please forward to the Commission those alleged misconducts against me. Please hurry up Deasy I really want to meet your best lawyers in your dismayingly failing and incompetent school district, particularly David Holmquist, and that very pretty and young private lawyer of the best private law firm in Los Angeles which Cortines hired to scare me while someone added street drug into my food and soda, and of course and not the least that bunch of lawyers in your School district.

After Miramontes scandal broke out
hundreds of substitute and regular
teachers were falsely accused of
misconduct and fired by LAUSD. 6 month
statue of limitation is running out.
1/31/12-3/30/12 was the period of the
false accusations. Call for help
323 259-0189 or
Do not give up!
thank you,


From Roque Burio Jr., here is a song for LAUSD on continually making false accusations and false charges and fraudulent publicity against several hundreds of innocent teachers. In spite of the innumerable allegations of this dismayingly failing school district against its teachers, it has never criminally charged nor found guilty anyone of these poor teachers who suffer from trial of publicity and are condemned guilty without the benefit of independent court trial or even of the administrative Court.
No teachers --not even one -- in the history of LAUSD has been found guilty in any Court in relations to any complaints made by this failing school district-- although it has spent several millions of dollars in falsely persecuting its teachers., It is all about money and greed.
The secret joint project of LAUSD and UTLA against us teachers was calculated to cover up the financial and academic failures of this school district and to use us teachers as escape goats of its failures.
The LAUSD has always made it appear in the public that many of the teachers are bad to obtain additional funding without explaining how it has been spending its past funding, and to pass the additional taxes to the people without explaining its failure to deliver the proper education to the students. Its other goal in this secret project is to obtain an educational reform that are more anti-teachers so as to gag them from criticizing how this district spent its budget and how it fails to administer and manage its schools for the success of its students. In shorter words, this dismayingly failing school district is trying to inculcate fears among the teachers and like a tyrant dictator it is nothing but a paper monster. Long live democracy, long live teachers, long live students and parents, and down with that paper monsters.
Workers, teachers, students, and parents unite for the successful education.

Lenny, great analysis of the Miramonte crisis and your critique of UTLA and its failure to return the Miramonte teachers back to Miramonte Elementary School. George Buzzetti, thanks for your video production of the press conference. UTLA leadership claims that 45 teachers will return,I do not believe this will happen, since many of the original Miramonte teachers are being rifd or will be going to the new elementary school. Even if UTLA prevails on the grievance, it will be too late to bring them back, since the original Miramonte teachers will be reassigned. UTLA will only get declaratory relief if it wins, which means the District was wrong in what they did. As a result, Miramonte Elementary will continue to have a perpetual stream of new teachers that do not know the students or the community. Thus, the students and the community will be the losers. The Miramonte crisis was the result of Supt. Deasy transferring the Miramonte teachers and UTLA letting it happen in the onset.

If there’s one thing I learned from attending this event, it’s that attending it was total waste of time and video. These Miramonte teachers and parents were snoockered into standing side by side with the same union devils that delivered them and their children to their enemies rather than offering any succourrance or rescue. These deceivers, collectively known as UTLA provided no support or promotion for what took place. Rather UTLA remained aloof and uncommitted and refused to respond to inquiries up to fifteen minutes before parents and teachers made their presences known. Only then did the union send in their B team of con men and con women to try to steal the show with union hacks like failed former president John Perez, do nothing secretary David Lyell who did nothing but start his campaign for the presidency early, both of whom were accompanied by union towel boys and hand maidens like Ingrid Villeda. If anything, shame on perdaily.com for even giving them the video time. If anything else, the traitorous behavior of UTLA equals if it doesn’t trump that of the vindictiveness of the district. In spite of what appears in print here which would suggest the contrary, I don’t see anything that was accomplished other than helping the dish run away with the spoon. This was one bad afternoon for students, parents and teachers. And, oh yes, especially for Per Daily.

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