Archive for September 2016

LAUSD'S FALSE TEACHER OVERPAYMENT CLAIMS CLEARLY VIOLATES PROVISION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

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In its incessant war against high seniority teachers, whose only crime is that they were at the top of the salary scale, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administration has now been bringing bad faith claims of teacher overpayment simply because they know that most teachers lack the financial wherewithal to contest these bogus claims and that their union United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has made it abundantly clear that it will do nothing to aid these retired and fired teachers even though these bogus claims for overpayment are alleged to have occurred when these teachers will still LAUSD dues paying employees of LAUSD.

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09 2016

L.A.'s OPTIMIST CHARTER- A LAST STOP ON THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE

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(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol) What makes it nearly impossible for the non-minority public to understand what amounts to the purposeful destruction of minority students' intellect in still segregated public education is the fact that neither these relatively privileged and predominantly White folks nor their children have ever had to experience what the vast majority of minority children continue to be generationally subjected to on a daily basis in what amounts to a purposefully failed innercity public education system that Whites abandon a long time ago.

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09 2016

WANT STATE AUDIT OF "TEACHER JAIL PRACTICE" AT LAUSD TO GET AT THE TRUTH? LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU

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On January 13th, 2016, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit requested by State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) regarding the use of "Teacher Jail" by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Although the audit report is scheduled to be finished at the beginning of October, one can justifiably wonder how this audit process can possibly come up with an impartial broad spectrum of testimony and evidence on the "teacher jail" used at LAUSD and elsewhere, when up until now nothing has been done to reach out to teachers and others in the general public who might offer a different and possibly more enlightening alternative take on why the isolation and long term incarceration of legally presumed innocent teachers was necessary in the first place. Simply stated: Is teach jail about bad teachers or just about saving LAUSD money by getting rid of those at the top of the salary scale as I suggested in my January 15, 2016 article at www.perdaily.com? Up until now has the JLAC looked at LAUSD's financial motive for teacher jail? While it is understandable that the JLAC would want to be

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09 2016