(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?