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THE FORCE TO RECKONED WITH, THE BOYCOTT by Mark Hemphill (La fuerza a tener en cuenta, El Boycott)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) For any reader who hasn't taken out the time to spend five minutes devoted to the articles recently appearing in suggesting the power of a parent and student boycott, you may be missing one of your last chances to save public education and the noble profession of teaching. In fact, before reading any further here, you may wish to go back and first read LAUSD vs. REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE-BOYCOTT?, WILL BLACK AND LATINO PARENTS SUPPORT A BOYCOTT OF LAUSD? and LAUSD BOYCOTT. The language herein is quite colorful but not merely rhetoric. You have to understand the essential principle at work, What's stated are facts and events unfolding even as you read this - if you choose to do so. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that you may know most of it already as do many others and especially if you're in the teaching profession. But that's also the problem. While the feds, the state, and district go about their business of shaving expenses by reducing education to a series of cheaply packaged programs - that only vendors profit from - and teaching to a rating scale of performance against the criteria of these programs, we all stand by waiting for someone else to do something about it because we correctly realize that others see what we see.


04 2011

LAUSD Boycott

(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) You have no expectation that criminals act rationally, so why would you think that the logic of firing one principal instead of 3 teachers would make any sense to the not so petty criminals running LAUSD and public school districts like it around the United States. These people could never have gotten or continued to maintain their corrupt power over generations of students and their parents, if they were not protected by politicians at both the state and federal level, who are themselves put in power by corporations that want to privatize public education to monetize the potential $250-370 billion a year business of public education, while dumbing the citizenry down to eliminate dissent.. Google Professor Lois Weiner and neo-liberal agenda. Maybe after you read this you will not expect to be treated fairly and might finally decide to do something before it is too late.


04 2011