(Mensaje se repite en Español)
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as presently constituted has to go. After generations of squandering the potential and destroying the lives of its predominant poor and minority student populations, those opposed to it have to finally understand that even hiring the best people to work at LAUSD as presently constituted is an exercise in futility for those of us who want real and quantifiable change and not mere disingenuous rhetoric in public education. When the United States went into Germany and Japan after the Second World War, it did not leave the Nazis in power or their militarist counterpart in Japan to run things, rather it set up a democratic from the bottom up governance, where those at the top could no longer coerce, while sabotaging real change. Such a Marshal Plan at LAUSD that centered the power of public education in the classroom and the individual school could achieve the same success that Finland and other countries have attained, where excellence and not money is allowed to be the primary motivator of public education.