1(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) In the following videos from the January 24th Town Hall Meeting at El Camino High School, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy pulls a Pontius Pilate and washes his hands of any responsibility for finally implementing a system of excellent public education for all, by blaming Governor Brown and budget cuts for the longstanding dismal state of public education at LAUSD. "We have no control over our budget and must make do with whatever the state gives us," is the line that Deasy says again and again at the Town Hall before irate community members, while seeking to extort more money from property owners in Los Angeles, who have, up until now, always given LAUSD whatever money it asks for without ever having LAUSD held accountable for the results of this generationally failed public education system that continues to destroy the lives of predominantly Black and Latino students in a de facto segregated system far worse than what existed when the U.S. Supreme Court intervened with Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954.(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) After having read Superintendent Deasy's comments and those of board member Tamar Galantzan as well as those who responded, it's rather obvious what's at work despite references to students, parents and some subject areas being taught. This is all about money and trying to justify asking for more when most of us wonder about what happened to all the previous money raised through bond initiatives in addition to that contributed by wealthy donors, the men who would be kings like Eli Broad and Bill Gates.
Results tagged “Tamar Galatzan”
LAUSD, JOHN DEASY, AND EXTORTING A NEW PARCEL TAX (LAUSD, John DEASY, y extorsionar a un nuevo impuesto sobre parcelas)
LAUSD AND UTLA: A CONFEDERATION OF DUNCES by Mark Hemphill (LAUSD y UTLA: una confederación de los necios por Mark Hemphill)