LAUSD "TEACHER SHORTAGE"...CREATED BY LAUSD'S ATTACK ON EXPENSIVE SENIOR TEACHERS

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(Mensaje se repite en Español)

Someone once gave me an explanation of the Yiddish word chutzpah by saying, "It's like killing your mother and father and then throwing yourself on the mercy of the court on the grounds that you're an orphan." For another good example of chutzpah, one only need look at the present teacher shortage that in fact is only the logical result of a well organized and concerted attack on senior top-of-the-salary scale teachers who coincidentially??? make up 93% of teachers LAUSD continues to target with false morals charges under Education Code Section 44939- the assertion of which deprives them of grievance and arbitration through their union, before they are sent packing in a purposefully protracted process designed to financially and emotionally grind them down.

But this war on senior teachers could never have been "successful" enough to create a teacher shortage without the tacit collusion and outright support of a teachers' union UTLA that now has the chutzpah to ask for and receive a 30% dues rise, because it allowed thousands of senior teachers- and their dues- to be removed without lifting a finger to come to their aid as one would think is the union's obligation under Article V, section 1 et seq of the present LAUSD-UTLA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

With the attack on nationally acclaimed teacher Rafe Esquith and his $1 billion lawsuit brought by the Mark Geragos law firm on behalf of him and 2000 other similarly targeted teachers, the public is finally given a window into the invariable and completely fabricated process LAUSD and their co-conspirators at UTLA have used to remove thousands of completely innocent teachers in a reality where not one commercial or public media source has every published the fact that LAUSD saves approximately $60,000 in combined salary and benefits, when they replace these falsely targeted teachers with a fresh out of college "teacher" working on an emergency credential.

However, in going after senior teachers for the sole motive that they are expensive, it is important to note that neither LAUSD nor UTLA have the power on their own to accomplish such a blattant crime. Clearly, they are getting the greenlight from both the state and federal government in furtherance of a plan to privatize public education with a charter school system that objectively not only doesn't do better, but actually does significantly worse, while costing much much more.

Here the motive is a corporate bottom line that is covetous of the estimated 40% of the close to $3 trillion a year national public education budget that is already being significantly impacted by non-competitive contracts for goods and services that are often many times fair market value, which only succeeds in augmenting these corporations bottom line, while only negatively impacting public education.

In such a hostile work environment is there any surprise that enrollment in teacher credentialing programs is down as much as 70%? Or, one might ask, would this be allowed to continue, if our presently de facto (90%) segregated school system had been integrated as Brown v Board of Education supposedly made the legal requirement 62 years ago?

In the proposed State Auditor's investigation of how school districts like LAUSD remove teachers, it is clear before this investigation even takes place into why it takes so long to remove "bad teachers" and whether such district teacher removal processes are ""fair and just in their timeliness and appropriateness," that Representative Tony Mendoza's investigation is only designed to whitewash LAUSD's illegal behavior that has lead to the now critical and yet predictable shortage of teachers. This investigation seems more motivated as a response to the Rafe Esquith lawsuit than any real desire to uncover an illegal and disengenuous attack on senior teachers for the sole motives that they are either too expensive or are against teachers who have objected to going along with district policies that continue to socially promote students to assured future academic failure, who have fundamental deficiencies in all academic areas that continue to be allowed to be ignored by LAUSD and minority segregated districts like it around the country.

In proposing "market forces" be allowed to resolve the current shortage of teachers what is actually being proposed is to degrade the very nature of what it is to be a highly competent well-trained and professional teacher in favor of a novice fresh-out-of-college untrained 20-something whose only attribute is that they cost less and are projected to not stay on for more than 3 years. One need only look at the clear disparity between what charter schools like PUC pay their teachers and what a unionized teacher at LAUSD makes to clearly understand the sole monetary motive for getting rid of expensive senior teachers in favor of unformed and informed inexpensive recent college graduates working on emergency credentials for little money.

If you or someone you know has been targeted and are in the process of being dismissed and need legal defense, get in touch:

Lenny@perdaily.com

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Una vez alguien me dio una explicación de la palabra yiddish descaro al decir: "Es como matar a su madre y su padre y luego tirar a la misericordia de la corte sobre la base de que usted es un huérfano." Por otro buen ejemplo de cara dura, solo hay que mirar a la actual escasez de maestros que, de hecho, es sólo el resultado lógico de un ataque bien organizado y concertado de los maestros escala top-of-the-salario alto nivel que coincidentially ??? compensar el 93% de los maestros del LAUSD continúa apuntando con cargos falsos moral bajo Código de Educación Sección 44939- la afirmación de que les priva de queja y arbitraje a través de su unión, antes de ser enviados de embalaje en un proceso prolongado a propósito diseñado para financieramente y emocionalmente molienda ellos abajo.
Pero esta guerra contra los profesores de alto nivel que nunca podría haber sido "exitoso" suficiente para crear una escasez de maestros sin la colusión tácita y el apoyo firme de un sindicato de maestros UTLA que ahora tiene el descaro de pedir y recibir una cuota aumento del 30%, porque permitió que miles de profesores- mayores y sus dues- a ser retirados sin mover un dedo para acudir en su ayuda como uno pensaría es la obligación de la Unión en virtud del artículo V, sección 1 y siguientes del Convenio Colectivo presente LAUSD-UTLA.

Con el ataque a la fama nacional y profesor Rafe Esquith y su $ 1 billón demanda presentada por el bufete de abogados Mark Geragos en nombre de él y de otros 2.000 maestros dirigidos de manera similar, el público finalmente se da una ventana en el LAUSD proceso invariable y completamente cortadas y dobladas y sus co -conspirators en UTLA han utilizado para eliminar miles de maestros completamente inocentes en una realidad donde no una fuente de comunicación comercial o público ha cada publicada el hecho de que el LAUSD ahorra aproximadamente $ 60,000 en salarios y beneficios combinado, cuando reemplazan estos maestros falsamente orientados con una fresca de "maestro" de la universidad trabajando en una credencial de emergencia.

Sin embargo, en la persecución de los profesores de alto nivel con el único motivo de que son caros, es importante tener en cuenta que ni el LAUSD ni UTLA tienen el poder por sí mismos para lograr un crimen tan blattant. Claramente, ellos están recibiendo la luz verde, tanto del gobierno estatal y federal en cumplimiento de un plan de privatización de la educación pública con un sistema de escuela autónoma que, objetivamente, no sólo no hace mejor, pero en realidad lo hace significativamente peor, mientras que cuesta mucho, mucho más.

Aquí el motivo es una línea de fondo corporativo que es codiciosa de los aproximadamente 40% de la estrecha a $ 3 billones de dólares al año del presupuesto nacional de educación pública que ya está siendo afectada de manera significativa por los contratos no competitivos de bienes y servicios que son a menudo muchas veces justo de mercado valor, que sólo tiene éxito en el aumento de la línea de fondo de estas corporaciones, mientras impactando negativamente en la educación pública única.

En un ambiente de trabajo hostil ¿hay alguna sorpresa que la inscripción en los programas de acreditación de maestros se ha reducido hasta en un 70%? O bien, uno se pregunta, ¿esto puede permitir que continúe, si nuestra actualidad de hecho (90%) sistema escolar segregado se había integrado como de Brown v Board of Education supuestamente hecha con el requisito legal hace 62 años?

En la investigación del Auditor del Estado propuesta de cómo los distritos escolares como el LAUSD eliminar los maestros, es evidente antes de esta investigación aún se lleva a cabo en por qué se tarda tanto tiempo para eliminar "malos maestros" y si tales procesos de eliminación de los maestros del distrito son "" justa y equitativa en su oportunidad y conveniencia, "que la investigación del Representante de Tony Mendoza sólo tiene el propósito de encubrir la conducta ilegal del LAUSD que ha dado lugar a la escasez ahora crítico y, sin embargo predecible de los maestros. Esta investigación parece más motivado como respuesta a la demanda Rafe Esquith que cualquier verdadero deseo para descubrir un ataque ilegal y disengenuous en los profesores de alto nivel a los únicos motivos que son demasiado caros o están en contra de los maestros que hayan presentado objeciones al estar de acuerdo con las políticas del distrito que se siguen para promover socialmente a los estudiantes a futuro fracaso escolar segura, que tienen deficiencias fundamentales en todas las áreas académicas que aún tienen autorización para ser ignorado por el LAUSD y minoritarias distritos segregados similares en todo el país.

Al proponer "fuerzas del mercado" se le permita resolver la actual escasez de maestros lo que se propone en realidad es degradar la naturaleza misma de lo que es ser un maestro altamente competente bien entrenado y profesional en favor de un novato recién salida de la universidad no entrenado 20-algo cuyo único atributo es que cuestan menos y no se prevé que permanezca encendido durante más de 3 años. Basta con mirar a la clara disparidad entre lo que las escuelas charter como PUC pagan a sus profesores y lo que un profesor sindicalizado en el LAUSD hace entender claramente el único motivo monetaria para deshacerse de las caras profesores de alto nivel a favor de la no formado e informado graduados universitarios recientes baratas que trabajan sobre las credenciales de emergencia por poco dinero.

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03 2016

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No matter what new or select terminology is used to cover this process. It's been going on for years. It at least dates back over 10 years to the first round of Reduction In Force which flushed out thousands of teachers with less than 10 years in the system and left them with no choice other than signing up to become priority subs or leaving the system. Most left and never returned. It was a real coup for the district since UTLA, the teachers union was a paper tiger about defending its members. Of course, as is mentioned here, the process is much more aggressive when it comes to veteran teachers closing in the 20 mark which would vest them in life time health insurance. For that the district successfully employs low evaluations even if the teacher in question has previously had nothing but stellar reviews. If that's not enough to get the job done, suddenly there are lurid accusations of inappropriate behavior with students. Knowing that the union will do little if anything in support of the accused, this is usually a done deal.
What may have gone unnoticed in these purges is that the district has extended its target range to leave no stone unturned. It now targets veteran substitute teachers. For them, it's double indemnity because the union has long history of never lifting a finger for them although they're dues paying members. Part of this process is the hiring of new subs even though the district is anything but short of subs and, in fact, on any given day, there are positions crying out for subs and not being addressed by district's sub finder system to access those subs just sitting at home waiting for a call to duty and this includes long time veteran subs. To make matters worse, the union is part and parcel to this. If you were to take the time to go to LASUBS, the main website for district substitute teachers, you would find frequent complaints there. But that site has been thoroughly co opted and compromised by the union which uses its agents there to deflect complaints or to leave them unaddressed. Along with that, many of the subs there who participate in the Substitute Teacher Committee, the union's arm, long since sold out so that they could continue to work absences and vacancies and collect under the table stipends from the union.
If this is happening even within substitute circles, one can only imagine the level of corruption organized practiced against contract teachers.

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