Archive for September 2014

SUCCESSFUL STUDENT REMEDIATION REQUIRES EDUCATIONAL REGRESSION

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) While some kids will succeed despite the purposeful, generational, and what remains the unaccountable incompetence of LAUSD, the vast majority will predictably never recover. Vacuous rhetoric unsupported by substantive pragmatic programs designed to address the subjective levels of the predominantly minority students are nowhere to be found in LAUSD or inner city districts like it around the country. In lieu of substantive pragmatic education, students continue to be socially promoted year after year and consigned to ultimate failure by what remains this militantly ignorant purposefully misguided system of public non-education.

ARE LAUSD SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY'S EMAILS ABOVE THE LAW?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) What makes these LAUSD emails even more relevant are many pending lawsuits against LAUSD in a culture of impunity that has existed among LAUSD administration for generations. LAUSD administrators truly believe that anything they do is legal simply because they do it and is not subject to outside law or regulations. Case in point, the impunity with which LAUSD and public school administrators have carried out their witch hunt against teachers, not only in complete derogation of law and teachers' rights to basic due process, but actually believing that if they do it, it's legal. This has caused them to do and say things memorialized in emails that they never thought would come to light. Now, they will do whatever necessary to make sure they never see the light of day.

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09 2014

SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY'S IPAD SCANDAL- JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) Given the present iPAD scandal that in reality is just the latest incarnation of a long list of corrupt practices at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), one can only hope that finally the curtain will be opened on illegal practices to expose a long history of enumerable improper actions taken by LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, administration, and his immediate predecessors Ramon Cortines, David Brewer, and Roy Romer. Hopefully, this will finally lead to an independent and in depth audit of both financial and pedagogic decisions they have taken with rather questionable legal motives. What follows in this article are just a few of these corrupt actions that such an independent investigative audit might be well advised to look into. Feel free in the comment section to augment this list. Maybe this latest iPad scandal with Pearson Education and Apple will final cause a light to be shined on Deasy and his predecessors' shenanigans, so that critically necessary and long overdue real reformation of endemically corrupt LAUSD can finally be implemented. It is not enough for Deasy to lose his job, if all that takes place is his replacement by another over paid public school privatization advocate, whose greatest loyalty is to Broad, Gates, Walton, and the other foundations seeking to privatize public education for profit and not the public school student, teachers, and their families.

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09 2014