DAILY NEWS REPORTER BARBARA JONES "REWARDED" FOR NOT DEVIATING FROM LAUSD PARTY LINE

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It's hard to get angry at the American public for doing nothing to stop the dismantling and privatization of public education for profit and the further dumbing down of the electorate, when freedom of the press- and the 4th estate that is supposed to insure it- has already been completely dismantled. If you had any doubt about the press being completely co-opted, the hiring of Daily News Reporter Barbara Jones as Chief of Staff for Los Angeles Unified School Board Member Tamar Galatzan should finally put that to rest.

On more than one occasion this blog has pointed out the complete and utter one-sided reporting of Barbara Jones in parroting LAUSD party line. My personal favorite was when Jones repeated Superintendent John Deasy's blatantly false assertion that LAUSD had only lately gotten around to rolling out ersatz Common Core standards because as Deasy put it:

"I'm unaware of a moment in public education -- save the time when compulsory attendance went in and when we desegregated our schools -- like the next two years,"

Ms. Jones repeated this canard supposedly unaware of epidemic truancy at LAUSD and a present LAUSD with  90% Latino and Black students- do any of you believe that these facts somehow eluded Ms. Jones and virtually all of her colleagues in the press and other media? Clearly, the United States is significantly more segregated today in 2013 than it was when Brown vs Board of Education was decided in 1954. Yet Jones and the rest of the news media clearly know this, but steadfastly refuse to report it ... if they want to keep their jobs.

That old saw attribute to Hitler and Goebbels is that if you repeat the same lies often enough, it somehow passes for truth. This is what must have been in the mind of Daily News City Editor Harrison Sheppard on hearing of Jones' new job with Galatzan of LAUSD when he said: "As education reporter for the last two years, she has absolutely kicked ass, generating scoop after scoop and holding the district's feet to the fire with a genuine passion for the beat."

Even a cursory look at her reporting and that of her colleagues in other local media shows a complete and utter unwillingness to report anything that even remotely approaches balanced and truthful reporting.  Conan Nolan and Patrick Healy of KNBC, who have had Superintendent Deasy lie to their faces and yet have never once confronted him with it, Or Sandy Banks and Howard Blum of the Los Angeles Times marching in lock step to give LAUSD's lies credibility, while assuring that the truth never sees the light of day.

Remember Blum's recent reporting that Deasy was going to quit in February 2014...which Deasy and the newly constituted and supposed "teacher friendly Board" parleyed into extending Deasy's contract until 2016. How did Blum report the initial story without having a written letter of resignation from Deasy? Clearly, Deasy never intended to quit and Blum knew it.

I would be something less than truthful myself if I didn't tell you that I find these events demoralizing, because most people seem willing to put their careers before their moral values in a blinding greed that seems to diminish their good sense. While Barbara Jones will undoubtedly have a bigger pay day for her past loyal service to the District, how long does she think this is going to go on before it collapses from its own monumental contradictions and what effect does she think this will have on her life and those she loves?


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Lenny@perdaily.com

Es difícil enojarse con el público estadounidense por no hacer nada para detener el desmantelamiento y la privatización de la educación pública para el beneficio y el mayor embrutecimiento del electorado, cuando la libertad de prensa - y la cuarta finca que se supone que su seguro sea - tiene ya ha sido completamente desmantelado . Si tuviera alguna duda sobre la prensa de ser completamente cooptada , la contratación de Daily News Reportero Barbara Jones como Jefe de Estado Mayor de Los Angeles Unified School Board Miembro Tamar Galatzan debería finalmente poner eso a descansar.

En más de una ocasión en este blog ha señalado la información unilateral total y absoluta de Barbara Jones en repetir como loros la línea del partido LAUSD. Mi cosa favorita fue cuando Jones repitió descaradamente falsa la afirmación de Superintendente John Deasy que el LAUSD no sólo había últimamente tenido tiempo de despliegue de los estándares básicos comunes sucedáneo porque como dijo Deasy :

"Estoy al tanto de un momento en la educación pública - guardar el momento en que la asistencia obligatoria entró y cuando desagregados nuestras escuelas - al igual que los próximos dos años"
La Sra. Jones repitió esta canard completamente inconsciente de absentismo escolar epidemia a LAUSD y un presente LAUSD con el 90 % latinos y Negro alumnos - do alguno de ustedes creen que estos hechos de alguna manera eludió la Sra. Jones y la práctica totalidad de sus colegas en la prensa y otros medios de comunicación ? Los Estados Unidos es significativamente más segregadas hoy en el 2013 de lo que era cuando Brown vs Board of Education , se decidió en 1954. Sin embargo, Jones y el resto de los medios de comunicación tienen claro esto, pero se niegan firmemente a denunciarlo ... si quieren mantener sus puestos de trabajo.

Ese atributo sierra vieja a Hitler y Goebbels es que si usted repite las mismas mentiras con la suficiente frecuencia , de alguna manera pasa por la verdad . Esto es lo que debe haber sido en la mente del Daily News City Editor Harrison Sheppard al enterarse de nuevo trabajo de Jones con Galatzan de LAUSD , cuando dijo : "Como periodista educación durante los últimos dos años, ha golpeado con el pie absolutamente culo , generando primicia después recoger y mantener los pies del distrito al fuego con una verdadera pasión por el ritmo " .

Incluso una mirada superficial a su información y la de sus colegas de otros medios de comunicación locales muestra una falta de voluntad total y absoluta reportar cualquier cosa que se acerca ni remotamente información equilibrada y veraz . Conan Nolan y Patrick Healy de KNBC , que han tenido Superintendente Deasy mentira a la cara y sin embargo haber ni una sola vez lo confrontó con él, o Sandy Banks y Howard Blum del Los Angeles Times marchando al unísono para dar mentiras credibilidad del LAUSD , asegurando al mismo tiempo que la verdad nunca ve la luz del día .

Recuerde reciente informe de Blum que Deasy iba a renunciar en febrero 2014 ... que Deasy y la "Junta maestro amigable " recientemente constituido y supuesto parlamentaban en extender el contrato de Deasy hasta 2016. ¿Cómo informar Blum la historia inicial , sin tener una carta de renuncia de Deasy ? Claramente, Deasy nunca tuvo la intención de dejar de fumar y Blum sabía.

Yo sería algo menos que la verdad a mí mismo si yo no te dije que me parece estos eventos desmoralizar , porque la mayoría de la gente parece dispuesto a poner su carrera antes de que sus valores morales en una avaricia ciega que parece disminuir su buen sentido . Mientras Barbara Jones , sin duda, tener un día de pago grande de su pasado y leales servicios al Distrito , ¿cuánto tiempo se piensa que esto va a seguir antes de que colapse por sus propias contradicciones monumentales y qué efecto tiene que pensar que esto tendrá en su vida y aquellos que ama?

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido dirigida y están en proceso de ser despedidos y la necesidad de defensa legal , póngase en contacto :
Lenny@perdaily.com

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Just thought I would share for those of you going through or know of someone going through a dismissal case. I just got the results of my OAH case against the Long Beach school district and found out that I won!!
I've been fortunate that I haven't been in "teacher jail" like some of my colleagues in LA.
This was the best Christmas present I could have received this holiday season.
I now have to wait and see what the district will do. Either they will put me back to work or appeal it.
Just want to wish anyone else going through such an arduous (and expensive) process good luck and to hang in there.

Sandy Banks as a replacement for LaMotte. I don't see it. But as I said in the la times today, if Garcia and Galazan want special elections for this seat, something must be wrong. Lenny, we already know that no paper in Los Angeles is willing to really investigate the LAUSD story. All about the back room deals for the ipad, the stupid programs like breakfast in the classroom and the detaining of innocent teachers in teacher jail indefinitely. If any la taxpayer expects to see any truth within the media in Los Angeles they are kidding themselves. Just like that guy who did the story on the sheriff gang in the county jail, this was snuffed right away.We won't hear from him again because he dared to research and investigate a story. We'd have more luck writing our own paper with our own reporters. It won't be as slick but at least it would be true.

I wish I were joking, but apparently it is "hack and stenographer appreciation week" because people are floating around Sandy Banks name to take La Mottes place, does she live in south LA? Please,

You'd better be lying about Sandy Banks. That would cause more outrage than the OJ verdict.

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