Archive for June 2015

SAME SEX MARRIAGE- A UNEQUIVOCAL QUANTUM LEAP IN CIVIL RIGHTS...BUT LET'S BE CAREFUL

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) When it comes to Supreme Court decisions, Obergefell vs. Hodges, that has just given same-sex couples the right to have their marriage legally recognized throughout the United States, is unlike any other civil rights...

ESQUITH CASE: LONG OVERDUE LESSON FOR LAUSD?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) There continues to be a great deal of rewriting history at the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to make it seem that teachers only got targeted after Miramonte to protect students. That outright lie is at the root of LAUSD chief attorney David Holmquist's incessant comment also echoed by Superintendent Cortines that, "We will always put student safety first, when dealing with teachers, which is why we are so cautious in dealing with alleged teacher impropriety." One need only look at the frequency and number of individual cases against teachers long before Miramonte to expose this lie. The figures show that the war against teachers and the huge number of teachers forced into retirement or brought up on fabricated charges started in earnest after then LAUSD Director Office of Risk Management & Insurance Services David Holmquist published figures in 2006 showing that teachers at the top of the salary scales (93% of all charged teachers), were pushing the District into bankruptcy. Something had to be done and LAUSD chief attorney did it, despite the necessity of trampling on thousands of teachers civil rights. And of course, none of this illegality would have been possible if our "free press" had just asked the same questions I'm posing here. The L.A. Times and other supposed news media have scrupulously avoided doing so by continuing to muzzle their reporters, who are never given the green light to follow the facts and the money. With the now targeted renown master teacher Rafe Esquith might LAUSD's premeditated illegal actions finally see the light of day?

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06 2015

MIDDLE EAST ISSUES IN MID-WILSHIRE

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) Happened to catch a preview showing the other night at the Levantine Cultural Center of director Ben Loeterman's well researched and insightful documentary film Seeds of Conflict. It carefully examines the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict circa 1913 by reenacting the actual statements made by members of the various factions at the time, while showing rare footage recently discovered from the period.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING TO EXAMINE TARGETED TEACHERS LEGAL OPTIONS

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Targeted Teachers2.jpgOn June 28, 2015 at 11:00 am there will be an informational meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills to examine the legal options of teachers who have been unjustly targeted and/or terminated by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

LAUSD RELAXES GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS- FAIRNESS OR MORE PREMEDITATED FRAUD?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) Rather than address its longstanding failure to educate students in a timely age-sensitive manner, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has now voted to further degrade the value of a high school diploma by letting students pass an A-G college requirement course with a "D". LAUSD itself has created this regrettable situation by continuing for what is now generations to socially promotion students, whether or not they have objectively met a course's standards, so that now when they take these higher skills A-G college prep courses, too many do not have the underlying basic language and math skills necessary to do passing work.