Archive for August 2015

ARE WE FINALLY GETTING CLOSER TO LAUSD'S JUDGMENT DAY?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) On Thursday August 13, 2015 the law firm of Geragos & Geragos filed a detailed 91 page cause of action on behalf of nationally acclaimed Hobart Elementary school teacher Rafe Esquith against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). More specifically, and in addition to suing LAUSD as a legal entity, the lawsuit also names as individual defendants Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines, Chief Legal Officer David R. Holmquist, and 50 John Does to be subsequently named after they are identified through the discovery process- a process now open to the plaintiffs to final compell LAUSD administrators and others to finally tell the truth or face serious and costly- both financial and personal- legal consequencess for failing to do so.

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08 2015

BERNIE SANDERS' NEW DEAL

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Bernie asked his audience, "What system of campaign financing is most akin to democracy? One where the Koch brothers can legally give $15 million to Republican candidate Ted Cruz or where a Senator Bernie Sanders raises $15 million from 200,000 citizens?"

"MORE CHARTER SCHOOLS AHEAD?" MORE ILLUSION OF IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) In reporting the "Broad Foundation seeks an expansion of L.A. charters to boost student success..," yet again Los Angeles Times "reporter" Howard Blume uncritically swallows the Broad, Keck, and Walton Foundations completely unsubstantiated- and in fact- clearly contradicted claims that more charters would be better than traditional public schools- instead of finally addressing and pragmatically fixing our long failed public education system. The fact that traditional public schools remain de facto segregated and shunned by Whites with their 90% undereducated Latino and African American student body is never mention, even though continued segregation remains the predominant factor in maintaining the continued failure of public education as was clearly pointed out in a recent two-part series on NPR entitled, The Problem We All Live With.

WHO IS LEADING THE LAUSD WITCH HUNT AGAINST TEACHERS- THE ANSWER WILL SHOCK YOU

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) How is it that the LAUSD's go-to outside law firm Sedgwick L.L.P. that was embroiled in the Miramonte Scandal and sanctioned for covering up evidence is running teacher investigations, teacher jail, and the current witch hunt into nationally acclaimed teacher Rafe Esquith?