LEONARD ISENBERG FOR LAUSD SUPERINTENDENT

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For quite a while now it has occurred to me that the longstanding, predictable, preprogrammed, and well orchestrated failure of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and other public school districts like it around the State and around the country can only be changed for the better by a radical restructuring of its openly entrenched self-serving bureaucracy that by it very nature has up until now put the interests of its vendors before the interests of its students, teachers, families, and communities.

THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF LAUSD'S WAR AGAINST TEACHER LEONARD ISENBERG

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Since finishing my three day teacher credential rovocation hearing before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and Judge Aileen Cohn on Wednesday, February 14th, I have been very gratified to have received numerous calls and emails from all over this country asking how my hearing went. The fact that I am unable to answer this question presently or in the forseeable future speaks volumes about a completely compromised legal procedure that is by its very nature designed not to bring justice in a timely manner, but rather to protract the process to the point where one gives up, like most unjustly targeted teachers do when faced with this neverending and prohibitively expensive process...that never ends?

LAUSD & OAH Credential Revocation Hearing for Leonard Isenberg

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On February 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) before Judge Eileen M. Cohn, at 320 West Fourth St, Suite 630, Los Angeles, CA 90013, the California Attorney General on behalf of California Teacher Credentialing (CTC) will attempt to culminate LAUSD's more than 10 year war on me with clearly fabricated charges by moving to definitively take away my teaching credential on the grounds of my being a racist. What follows is what will be my Opening Statement.

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02 2018

WHEN TRUTH IS TOO DEPRESSING OUR SPECIES JUST IGNORES IT

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With the unprecedented damage caused by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now Maria to Texas, Florida, and now Puerto Rico I find it strange that literally nobody in either the government or media is willing to even suggest what might just be the irrefutable reality and truth of our future, when it comes to no human beings no longer being reasonably able to continue living in places like Puerto Rico.

THE SPIRIT OF REVEREND BARBER AND MORAL MONDAYS COMES TO L.A.

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On Wednesday night there was a massive gathering from communities all over Los Angeles at the McCarthy Memorial Christian Church on West Adams in the Crenshaw District. Regrettably, I don't think this event will get much coverage in the mainstream media that will either under report it or not report it at all.

HURRICANE HARVEY- A GOOD THING?

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The systematic and purposeful dumbing down of American public education over the last 40 years at places like the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and their non-functioning equivalents throughout this country is having a profoundly negative effect on the elimination of people's ability to understand and act in an educated and intelligent manner consistent with their ability to survive in what is now rapidly becoming a series of endless- and now in the short term- ecological disasters. Case in point, Hurricane Harvey.

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08 2017

TRUTH AND OBJECTIVITY CONTINUE TO TAKE BACK SEAT TO MODERN DAY TRIBES

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In only the most recent examples of our longstanding and what appears to be endemic confrontation over race, ethnicity, and equal rights our most ancient and primitive roots of these continuing problems- that causes the human specie to continue underachieving its potential- remains unaddressed and intact. This social malade in one form or another is merely tribalism, which resides in all species based on the notion that We is better than You, no matter what any objective assessment of reality might tell us to the contrary. And even if not strictly better, a tribal mentality's gut feeling is that it is still not possible for We and You to do well at the same time, even if the scarcity that originally defined this pattern of behavior eons ago is no longer our shared modern reality.

IS NEWS WITHOUT HISTORIC CONTEXT NEWS?

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Recently there was a story on local NPR affiliate KPCC about how the homeless population, which disproportionately suffers from untreated mentally illness, has exploded in recent years. This story was presented without ever mentioning the fact that the State of California consciously emptied out most of the mental institutions in the state during the 1960s and 1970s of anybody who knew their name and what day of the week it was, irrespective of whether they were profoundly mentally ill and in dire need of treatment.

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08 2017

CORPORATE GREED- I'M BLACKING YOU OUT!

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What has regrettably become the sole motivation for the use of technology, when it comes to communicating with customers, is not giving them better service, but rather increasing profit by lessening cost, while further degrading service. Corporations like other forms of what could be analogized to biological cancer have as their sole raison d'etre the yearly increasing of profit (growth), no matter what effect this monomaniacal goal has on fairly, morally, and reasonably supplying of goods and services to the customer.

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08 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE

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(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol) In trying some way to positively address the latest act of senseless racist violence now in Charlottesville, Virginia, people of good will all across the country came together on Sunday, August 13th in different venues to show solidarity, while trying to posit positive actions they could work on to stop these senseless acts in the future. In Los Angeles, one such event was at the Holman Methodist Church on West Adams where Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other believers and non-believers had an "interfaith prayer vigil." This ad hoc interfaith and interracial congregation had "come to celebrate...what America is really about," which all those religious leaders present of different faith traditions expressed in one way or another as the "transcendent nature of active love" in combating mindless violence.

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08 2017

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