LAUSD- STILL CRAZY [SEGREGATED] AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

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At the beginning of the week I went to UCLA to hear African American attorney Michaela N.Turnage Young, senior counsel for the NAACP Defense and Education Fund and lead attorney in the diversity admissions case against Harvard. When I asked her why the NAACP Defense and Education Fund choose to pursue Harvard as opposed to going after the yet blatant segregation in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and other inner city public school systems, I got silence from Attorney Turnage Young. Could it be that they didn't want to offend their corporate foundation donors by going after LAUSD et al? Or might it have actually been the greatest repudiation of racist sterotypes by showing that when push comes to shove, when anybody of whatever ethnicity gets a six-figure salary, they turn momma's picture to the wall?

EMERGENCY MEMO TO TARGETED TEACHERS

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Greetings Certificated Teachers, When you find yourself attacked by administrators in your school district, we recommend that you take immediate legal action against your employer. From the data we have collected,, (consisting of thousands of teachers, who have been unjustly targeted) we see a massive pattern and practice of age, race and gender discrimination against these thousands of teachers in the state of California and around the country. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you exercise your rights under workers compensation laws, if your physical and/or emotional state has affected your ability to teach. We also recommend that under no circumstances do you submit to the jurisdiction of the Commission on Professional Competence/Office of Administrative Hearings.

AN OPEN LETTER TO LAUSD'S SUPERINTENDENT BEUTNER

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When you were hired as superintendent, the fact that you didn't have an education background was deemed a deficit, but I think nothing could be further than the truth. What has been a major deficit in the past for all your predecessors has been their complete and utter lack of business and legal experience in running an LAUSD, which is in reality one of the biggest businesses in the state. All your predecessors at LAUSD only moved up from teaching into various higher and higher echelons of LAUSD administration only if they always did exactly what they were asked to do by their superiors without questioning it- whether it made any sense or not. So now what we are left with in LAUSD administration and what you have to deal with is an entrenched administrative bureaucracy, where nobody thinks and administrators and others just rubber stamp whatever they are asked by their superiors.

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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS? WHY WAIT 8 YRS. TO LIFT MY CREDENTIAL?

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8 years after being summarily fired on completely fabricated charges by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)- charges that really have more to do with how much money LAUSD continues to save by disproportionately targeting and removing more expensive high seniority teachers- the California Commission On Teacher Credentialing (CTC), after renewing my credential in 2012 and 2017 has finally gotten around to moving definitively to lift all my teaching credentials.

WHAT KIND OF WOMEN SUPPORTED KAVANAUGH AND WHY?

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In the early 1970's I was working in New York City, where there was a massive demonstration by women on 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village confronting sexism and the social and economic inequalities and violence that women had been and...

BRETT KAVANAUGH- A RECALLED PRODUCT OF HIS TIMES?

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The most compelling and yet ignored argument supporting that Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh had impermissibly sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford and other women is that these actions are most consistent with his uncontested male chauvinist upbringing and consequentially resulting legal beliefs against women's liberating birth control. Kavanaugh and his like-minded supporters seek to use the law to ignore and negate scientific accomplishments in birth control, because they would finally put women on an equal footing with men by giving them control over their bodies. Up until now women have literally been left throughout human history holding the [amniotic] bag for men's uncontrolled and too often violent sexual actions against them. Roe vs. Wade and birth control have methodically moved to change this.

KPFK RENAISSANCE

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In taking cognizance of the present state of purposefully suppressed news reporting of anything that even remotely resembles the truth in a yet corporate dominated commercial and non-commercial media, it is incumbent upon one to pose a viable media alternative,...

INVENTING THE NEWS

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Corporations and their foundations have arrived at a point in this country where they have outright final say over virtually all the content of commercial and non-commercial media. Especially when it comes to reporting- or not reporting- what has come to be called the fake news. No, it might not be what The Donald calls fake news, but it's fake nonetheless.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LONG FAILED DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND LAUSD? LAUSD JUST LIES MORE

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If you compare predominantly minority filled and long failed Detroit public schools with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), there is only one glaring difference- LAUSD has been run by a better bunch of liars than Detroit.

UTLA: WHY A TEACHERS' STRIKE AT LAUSD NOW?

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The Social Studies teacher in me says it would be a big mistake to try and figure out why UTLA President Alex Caputo Pearl and the rest of the reality challenged leadership of UTLA choose now to threaten a strike...

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