WERE YOU TERMINATED OR FORCED TO RETIRE FROM LAUSD BASED ON FABRICATED CHARGES?

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For at least the last 8 years, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) administrative leadership has systematically targeted teachers at the top of the salary scale, and/or about to vest in lifetime health benefits, and/or disabled, because it is able to save very significant money in combined salary and benefits in just the first year when it forces these high seniority teachers out of their profession in favor of a fresh out of college Teach for America type "teachers" who are hired to replace them on an emergency credential at much lower pay and significantly less benefits. These senior teacher "financial liabilities" to LAUSD are targeted for removal based on fabricated evidence and directed testimony from students and others who are told what to say to support the case for removing these expensive albeit innocent teachers. By adding a morals charge under California Education Code 44939, which is done in most cases, LAUSD administrators are further able to leapfrog over all of the teachers' union collective bargaining rights of the targeted teacher to grievance and arbitration, which is why so many of these targeted teachers are hit with defamatory false allegations of immoral conduct. Although no "verification" of these charges with statements made under penalty of perjury as is required by law is ever part of these charges, the LAUSD Board has admitted that it continues to vote to dismiss these teachers. I know firsthand of the suffering and unfair treatment experienced by so many at the hands of LAUSD administrators because I was a targeted teacher. I have been in "teacher jail." This is why I am reaching out to all current teachers who are being targeted and former teachers who have been forced out of their jobs, out of their life careers, under these dubious circumstances. If you, like me, are a victim of these reprehensible practices and would like to have your voice back and be heard, please contact me. I am interested in bringing us all together in a lawsuit to bring it to an end. Lenny@perdaily.com or Leonard.Isenberg@gmail.com phone 323.938.1258 cell 323.383.7805

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01 2015

URGENT WANTED REPORTS OF OFFICIAL ABUSE OF POWER IN LOS ANGELES

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THREATENED WITH ARREST FOR SPEAKING OUT ON PUBLIC ISSUES AT A SCHOOL BOARD OR CITY MEETING? HAVE YOU BEEN SUBJECTED TO PUBLIC HUMILIATION BY ELECTED OFFICIALS AT PUBLIC MEETINGS? IF SO, BY WHOM? WERE YOU EVER EJECTED FROM A PUBLIC MEETING FOR SPEAKING OUT OR ATTEMPTING TO TAPE RECORD THESE PUBLIC PROCEEDINGS? HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DEPRIVED OF YOUR BASIC RIGHTS TO DEFEND YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR COMMUNITY AT A PUBLIC FORUM? WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU PLEASE CALL LEONARD ISENBERG AT 323.938.1258 OR EMAIL ME AT LENNY@PERDAILY.COM WE ARE DOCUMENTING THE ABUSE OF GOVERNMENT POWER IN LOS ANGELES, FOR A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT OF WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES WE NEED YOUR REPORTS OF RETALIATION AND ABUSE.

TUITION FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE- TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) Two separate proposals- one by President Obama and one by Governor Brown in the California state budget- that appear to strength both state and federal government commitment to post K-12 public education fail to address a critical factor that might make the increased money that they seek to make available for post secondary education a complete and utter waste for state and federal taxpayers and- more specifically- students, if a major oversight prerequisite for their effective implementation is not first put in place. That prerequisite must be an entity with the independent power and authority to monitor and reform the longstanding dismal performance of school districts like the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where students continue to be allowed to pass through their K-12 education without attaining the fundamental English language and math skills that they would need to successfully take advantage of college or university. In short, without reform the only thing that is likely to be accomplished is to extend K12 to equally dismal K14.

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01 2015

FBI INVESTIGATES iPAD SCANDAL- TIME FOR YOU TO CALL THE FBI?

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) The problem with endemic corruption that has existed at LAUSD for years- if not generations- is that it has gone unchallenged and has never been subjected to a truly independent audit of both its financial and other practices in order to finally hold LAUSD and its administration legally accountable for their actions. This has created a bully culture of impunity and unaccountability where those running LAUSD have come to think they can get away with anything. With this mindset LAUSD administration has allowed itself to become rather sloppy in the commission of its various ongoing crimes, so that an FBI federal grand jury investigation, if allowed to go where the evidence takes it, should easily be able to connect the dots to uncover the clear pattern of criminal behavior that heretofore has gone unpunished and often unreported in the media.

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12 2014

KEVIN COSTNER'S BLACK OR WHITE- BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) In a screening followed by a Q & A with Kevin Costner of his latest film Black or White at the Aero Theater America Cinematheque in Santa Monica, Mr. Costner not only gave us a most valuable clue to good movie making, he also suggested what might just be a timely solution in dealing with the neverending story of virulent racism. In a Hollywood driven more than ever by profit and not content Kevin Costner now the producer with his money on the line has chosen to "make the five or six movies that he shouldn't." If Black or White is any indication, one can only hope he continue down this less trodden path that will inspire others to realize that a good story might just be more important that special effects.

CAUTION! READING THIS MIGHT JUST GIVE YOU HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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In the continuing war over Obamacare in this country, what seems lost in the debate is any discussion of just how good or bad the present American medical system really is in comparison to single-payer state run systems of healthcare in virtually every other industrialized country in the world. We are 27th in the world in infant mortality and a dispassionate examination of how healthcare is dispensed in America makes it clear that the profits of insurance companies that take 34% of every dollar spent on healthcare take precedence over what should be a patient centered practice of medicine. It is worth mentioning that this cost of administration is 3% in Canada for the same function and comparably low in other nationally administered medical systems around the world.

MIRAMONTE SETTLEMENT BLOCKS ANY LAUSD DISCLOSURE- THE CRIMINALITY GOES ON

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) With the 11th hour settlements just prior to when the civil trial was scheduled to commence, the combined costs of the Miramonte sexual abuse scandal cases now totals $169 million, making it the largest school child abuse award of damages in history. And yet the clearly failed LAUSD administrative mechanism that allowed it to happen- or happen again in the future- remains intact in an LAUSD that is still immune from any outside investigation that this civil trial would surely have provided. The clearly dishonest motivation for LAUSD settling this case on the eve of trial is given strength and credibility by the realization that the plaintiffs couldn't have possibly gotten more money at trial than they got with this settlement, which is usually a defendant's motivation for settling. So what remains is the disreputable motive of covering up an LAUSD administrative culture that will continue to silence and cover up similar bad acts that continue unchecked throughout the District at this time. After all, those doing the covering up have yet to pay any price out of their pockets.

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11 2014

JENNIFER ANISTON'S PROBLEMATIC NEW FILM IS NO PIECE OF "CAKE"

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) After watching Jennifer Aniston's latest film endeavor entitled "Cake," it's clear to me that she is in dire need of a true friend. Somebody who might have had the clout to give her some degree of objectivity in the process of making this movie in a manner that lived up to the clear potential of all involved in its production. While it is admirable that an already famous, professional, and conscious actress like Aniston would have the guts to step out of her more comfortable comedic actress persona and seek a role without makeup and replete with scars as a chronic pain suffer, who is haunted by the loss of her child and the decimation of her family, Aniston the executive producer- the money person- clearly had nobody involved in this cake making process that had enough control over her and the recipe to actually influence the process of making this film into something other that a completely predictable work where the audience knows within 10 minutes of the film's beginning where it is going and every painful step it will take in getting there.

TRIVIALIZATION OF THE NEWS

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) When the cold war was still raging between the United States and the Soviet Union, one of the often cited examples of the difference between our supposedly open and democratic political system and the Soviets closed system was our free press as guaranteed to us by our constitution. The Soviets had Pravda, Isvestia, and Tass- state controlled media where their news outlets merely parroted Soviet government party line and we, while we had a marketplace of diverse and contending ideas. Now in the United States where 5 corporation control virtually all commercial media and their foundations control public media content as well by making public media financially dependent on them through subsidies, it is becoming harder and harder for Americans to hear anything but corporate party line on any issue, since all that now seems to emanate from centrally produced "news" is the repetitious messages designed to drown out any other content or interpretation as to what is going on. Is corporate party line any different than Soviet party line?

LAUSD & UTLA- IS CLASS SIZE REDUCTION THE BEST YOU CAN DO?

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In 1939 the famous Yiddish actor Boris Tomashefsky dies just before going on stage for the opening night of King Lear. The understandably distraught manager of the theater goes out on stage to break the news to the awaiting eager audience that the show will not go on because of Tomashefsky's has died. The manager offers them their money back. From way in the back of the theater an old lady yells out, "Give him an enema." The whole theater goes silent. "Madam," says the manager, "I don't think you understand. Mr. Tomashefsky is dead from a heart attack." The old lady pauses for just a moment and then says, "Well, it couldn't hurt."

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11 2014

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