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The continuing generational fraud and purposeful failing of predominantly Latino and African American students at what remains over 90% de facto segregated LAUSD is accomplished by never at any time addressing these minority students' subjective academic levels and needs. Such an open fraud could never take place without the collusion of both commercial and public media, which scrupulously refuse to report any facts as to what is actually going on academically at LAUSD and which LAUSD literally makes no attempt to hide.
In just the latest example of media parroting of disingenuous LAUSD party line ideas like "LAUSD board pushes for 100% graduation rate" by Los Angeles Times Reporter Sonali Kohli- without any real reporter examination of such a goal in light of easily discoverable facts attainable through Public Records Requests- reporters continue to never address whether this pie in the sky LAUSD administration goal of 100% graduation has any real possibility of coming to fruition- it doesn't as long as the truth as to what is going on at LAUSD is never reported.
How much real reporting would it take for reporters like Sonali Kohli to uncover the following publicly accessible facts that show:
LAUSD Cumulative Enrollment Counts
Student Truancy Counts
And then, might she ask those like Supt. Michelle King and the LAUSD Board members- who have the gall to talk about 100% graduation- the following questions:
How can you honestly expect to increase graduation rates if half of your enrolled students are chronically truant?
This question might just then lead to another question like:
Why are so many students truant, while LAUSD administration does nothing about it?
Could it have anything to do with the fact that LAUSD policy has been to coerce teachers into giving passing grades and socially promoting all students whether or not they have mastered prior grade-level standards and are actually capable of doing the next grade-level's work that LAUSD administration has pushed them into in complete derogation of their actual academic ability?
If Sonali Kohli, Howard Blume, and all the other reporters who are too afraid of losing their jobs were ever given free rein to do as Woodward and Bernstein were advised by Deep Throat to do in All The President's Men- "follow the money"- they might also then ask some of the following questions:
How many students that are habitually truant are still reported as present for purposes of collecting Average Daily Attendance money from the state and other financing from the federal government like Title I?
Does this amount to defrauding both the state and federal governments?
If LAUSD's official 2016 graduation rate of 75% is anything but a made up number, why doesn't it align with either attendance figures or subsequent LAUSD student failure rates at community colleges, where 70% of incoming freshman are taking remedial and not college-level courses, because their high school diplomas aren't worth the paper they are printed on?
Doesn't such post-LAUSD graduation academic failure also point to the knowing fraud in present high school credit recovery courses, given the widespread post high school failure and high incarceration rates of the large numbers of LAUSD high school graduates?
It's not like Supt. King and the LAUSD Board member don't know the truth- nobody's hiding it. All one need do is go into almost any LAUSD school and you would see the failed academic reality that their plan scrupulously ignores.
This purposefully unaddressed failed reality of LAUSD schools is given a different insider's meaning by ex-school principal and now LAUSD board member George McKenna's comment regarding 100% graduation, "It's a wonderful slogan," that he has seen too much of LAUSD school reality to believe.
What is criminal is that these usual suspects continue to mouth platitudes that they know have no chance of succeeding without first addressing the true abysmal and easily verifiable academic reality at LAUSD. How long will they be allowed to get away with this?
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