(Mensaje se repite en Español)
In the upcoming Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) board elections, I have a novel suggestion for anybody who is sick and tired of the consistent failure of LAUSD incumbent board members to address endemic corruption in both financial (iPad, MiSiS, inflated construction contract scandals) and pedagogic practices (fixed assessments, social promotion, and epidemic levels of truancy) that continue to fail the vast majority of the 90% Latino and Black student body of LAUSD and their parents.
To echo this failed board's own rhetoric in establishing a standard for going after and getting rid of "bad teachers," (who just happen to be at the top of the salary scale- isn't that really why they are "bad"), why don't you go to the polls on March 3rd and get rid of some really bad LAUSD board members. Vote for anybody else except the incumbent. At the very least, you will ensure a runoff between the incumbent, who has an enormous advantage from the gitgo, and at least one of those challenging these go-along-to-get-along incumbents, who after multiple terms in office or as part of the LAUSD entrenched bureaucracy, have nothing objectively verifiable to show any improvement, while usually standing in the way of anybody trying to make things better in the school district that time seems to have forgotten.