Results tagged “Superintendent John Deasy”

LAUSD: CONTINUES TO IGNORE CHEATING & CORRUPTION AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL/TRI-C

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) On Tuesday, March 27th, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will send out a team to see how Central High/Tri-C Continuation High School with its 27 stand-alone classroom sites scattered throughout the city is doing 3 years after WASC gave this school a 6 year accreditation. This accreditation is supposed to serve to validity for colleges and universities the high school diploma that this continuation school gives its students. The problem is that the vast majority of the students at this school do not even have rudimentary skills in English and Math, which are the foundational skills they would have needed to do high school level and subsequent academic or trade school work. If, unlike LAUSD administration, you are curious as to how this could be true, realize that even a cursory examination of Central High School/Tri-C classrooms, records, and their practices would substantiate my claims. Alas, up until now, nobody has bothered to look as Central High/Tri-C, which continues to collect Average Daily Attendance money for what amounts to glorified daycare - that is if the students even bother to show up, which many of them do not. So a fair question might be: How did a continuation school where the vast majority of students are far below basic pass and qualify to get a diploma that WASC says meets grade-level and high school graduation standards, when these students lack even rudimentary skills? The simply answer is that they didn't. Worse yet, LAUSD administration has made no attempt to address this continuing fraud that is the rule, rather than the exception, at most LAUSD schools.

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03 2012

SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY PERVERTS JUSTICE FOR ALL TEACHERS (SUPERINTENDENTE JOHN DEASY PERVIERTE LA JUSTICIA PARA TODOS LOS MAESTROS)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy needs a whipping boy for the engrained and dangerous institutional incompetence that his and prior administrations at LAUSD have allowed to exist, because they have not done their job.

IS KNBC STARTING TO QUESTION LAUSD IN OTHER AREAS BECAUSE OF MIRAMONTE? BY MARK HEMPHILL (VIDEO)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) If you were watching KNBC Los Angeles news coverage last night, you may have seen a report by Conan Nolan titled, Where Do Problem Teachers Go? The "Rubber Room." It served as a sort of one minute and fifty three second limited spot summary of Leonard Isenberg's last article, "LAUSD & UTLA: THEIR PROBLEMS ARE STRUCTURAL NOT PERSONNEL," in which Lenny articulates the many levels of accountability due to LAUSD and UTLA for the conditions which permit disasters like the events at Miramonte Elementary School and the archaic detentions centers called rubber rooms.

KUDOS TO UTLA PRESIDENT WARREN FLETCHER, SHAME ON LAUSD'S JOHN DEASY (FELICITACIONES A UTLA PRESIDENTE WARREN FLETCHER, LA CULPA A JOHN DEASY DE LAUSD)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) It is important for the credibility of this blog to recognize when those we have rightfully criticized in the past finally stand up and speak truth to power. Today, February 9th, on the Pat Morrison radio show on 89.3 KPCC, UTLA President Warren Fletcher finally lived up to his responsibility as the head of a union charged with the protection of predominantly innocent teachers in a a school environment that is safe for all. This was in marked contrast to what LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and his predecessors have done in their longstanding abysmal treatment of teachers, which in the context of the Miramonte tragedy, LAUSD has been seeking to lay exclusively at their feet.

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02 2012

WHY LAUSD's DEASY RECONSTITUTES ALL OF MIRAMONTE ELEMENTARY- A HARBINGER OF THINGS TO COME By Mark Hemphill (¿POR QUÉ DEASY LAUSD reconstituye TODOS Primaria Miramonte-un presagio de cosas por venir?)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) Long about the end of today, the staff at Miramonte Elementary School should have finished packing up their belongings in preparation to be moved to another school. A school with no students enrolled. This is part of what LAUSD has described as an "unprecedented" action to solve for the well publicized crisis at Miramonte. The original staff will be replaced with teachers who have fallen victim to the district's Reduction In Force of last year. As you might guess, this was a tearful emotional event. Some of the teachers had been there for years if not decades. But they weren't the only ones crying. There were parents and students who lamented over why they should lose their longtime teachers over the acts of a few disturbed individuals. Nevertheless, this was the best the rather unimaginative and ill equipped superintendent, John Deasy, could do. He obviously wants to put this behind him ASAP no matter what impact it has on the staff or on what light they'll be cast. Main thing is to offset his administration's blatant lack of due diligence and supervision in this matter and others like it around the district. It's hard to do the job you should have been doing when you were too busy harassing good teachers out of the profession for standing against their own longstanding LAUSD corruption.

LAUSD'S MIRAMONTE GUILT BY ASSOCIATION? by Mark Hemphill (LAUSD ESCUELA MIRAMONTE CULPABILE POR ASOCIACIón?)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) If you've been watching the news, reading the papers or listening to talk radio at all during the past week, you've heard of the events at Miramonte Elementary School. Two longtime male teachers have been accused of the most reprehensible acts against children and recently a female teacher has been accused of acting in concert with them. To make matters even worse, over the past few days it has been revealed that complaints of the same nature were made against another teacher several years ago, which were never addressed. Needless to say, this story has gone ballistic and has easily been disseminated across the country by now. Parent reactions have been justifiably severe. They include soliciting the services of attorneys, withholding attendance, demonstrating outside the school and making further inquiries. The immediate result has been what's described as an "unprecedented" action by the district superintendent of LAUSD, John Deasy. He has moved the entire staff, both certificated and classified off the campus and by this Thursday, February 9th, he'll have replaced them entirely. So what we should now be asking ourselves is what exactly brought these events about and what are the motivations in the steps taken thus far by the district.

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02 2012

LAUSD: AN UNSEEMLY CULTURE THAT PERVERTS EVERYTHING IT SHOULD STAND FOR

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) Not only has LAUSD administration continued to sweep these scandals under the carpet for years, they do so while allowing the sexual harassment and bullying of teachers and others as well. When a female reported that she was being sexually harassed at her school, not only was nothing done, but charges where brought against her that have lead to her removal from the classroom and her livelihood. This woman is only one of hundreds of teachers that have been subjected to this treatment as a matter of standard operating procedure at LAUSD.

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02 2012

LAUSD, JOHN DEASY, AND EXTORTING A NEW PARCEL TAX (LAUSD, John DEASY, y extorsionar a un nuevo impuesto sobre parcelas)

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(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.

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02 2012

LAUSD AND UTLA: A CONFEDERATION OF DUNCES by Mark Hemphill (LAUSD y UTLA: una confederación de los necios por Mark Hemphill)

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(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.

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01 2012

IS LAUSD'S SUPERINTENDENT JOHN DEASY GUILT OF MALPRACTICE? (Es superintendente de LAUSD CULPA DE JOHN DEASY mala praxis?)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) Wednesday night's town hall meeting sponsored by The Daily News at El Camino High School with LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and Board Member Tamar Galatzan and moderated by Daily News columnist Doug McIntyre was a close second, when it comes to a self-delusional definition of chutzpah with idealistic quote from John Adams which Superintendent John Deasy opened the event and then proceeding to contradict it with everything he said about the bleak reality now facing public education in Los Angeles, while protesting that somehow it would still be possible for him, Galatzan, and other LAUSD employees to do their job..

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01 2012

Ask LAUSD and UTLA IF THE REAL DAVID LYELL WILL PLEASE STAND UP (Pregunte LAUSD y UTLA si el verdadero Lyell DAVID SE favor ponerse de pie)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) David Lyell's political aspiration are his exclusive motivation. The well-being of his fellow teachers has nothing to do with anything he says or does. Before David ran for UTLA Secretary, he blogged for me at perdaily to advance his candidacy, while doing the same at NYC teachers, and anywhere else he could to promote himself, his career, and his candidacy for UTLA Secretary - his first step toward the political career he so covets - think LAUSD Board member Jose Huizar for a comparable plan. Predictably, after being pursued for access to perdaily and other sites where I blog, II haven't heard much from David since his election. I wonder why?

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08 2011

LAUSD and Superintendent Deasy- Listen to Diane Ravitch

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LAUSD and Superintendent John Deasy should listen to Diane Ravitch and the majority in this putative democracy that want the excellent public education that LAUSD has stood against for generations. The Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation want to privatize public education and if successful will condemn our democracy to the junk heap of history if they are successful in taking education away from "We the people," who have to be educated in order to function as the arbiters of power that keeps politicians and their corporate masters in check.

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08 2011
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