Terrorism?

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Could somebody explain to me why acts like the unprovoked and senseless attack by Salman Abidi in 2017 on an audience of predominantly innocent children watching an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England is denominated terrorism, while the same kind of government sanctioned and group organized systematic, continuing, unprovoked, and senseless attacks on predominantly innocent children in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and elsewhere is not denominated terrorism, but rather "collateral damage"?

LAUSD: AN 800lbs GORILLA THAT NOBODY SEEMS TO SEE?

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For anybody that bothers to look- since school districts like LAUSD literally make no attempt to hide it- there is and has been a clearly illegal seige upon, and removal of, literally thousands of more expensive high seniority teachers from coast to coast in this country on clearly fabricated charges. This for the sole real reason of their being more expensive for school districts, which are themselves in dire financial straits due to their own avoidable malfeasance.

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04 2018

BUYING YOUR WAY INTO COLLEGE...AND DEPRESSION

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While I have written extensively about our yet purposefully segregated and inherently inferior public education system in de facto segregated school districts like the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where literally no attempt is made to educate predominantly minority students with the critical thinking skills they would need to get a post secondary education or well paying job, I had always assumed that the expensive private schools did not suffer from this same self-inflicted malady- I was wrong.

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04 2018

PROFESSOR AMY WAX: RACIST OR TRUTH TELLER OR AN AMALGAMATION OF BOTH?

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So when University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Amy Wax "made disparaging remarks about the school's black students and suggested that some of them should not be at the school," political correctness demanded that she be denounced as a racist. But what if what she said was true? Is there another way of reconciling Black lack of achievement with their equality with the rest of the world's homo sapiens?

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04 2018

DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS- LAISSEZ FAIRE CAPITALISM ON STEROIDS

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In her book Democracy in Chains, Professor Nancy MacLean of Duke University in North Carolina.clearly lays out the now more than 40 year master plan that the Koch brothers and other mega rich oligarchs have funded to dumb down the American electorate to the point of their now literally being incapable of understanding what she is talking about. This is because they no longer have the requisite critical thinking skills necessary to do so. These skills have been systematically removed from our public education system as this country in 2018 regrettably realizes the orwellian newspeak world so presciently described in George Orwell's novel 1984.

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03 2018

USING ARTS EDUCATION TO CHANGE THE PUNITIVE MOLD OF JUVENILE "JUST US"

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(Mensaje se repite en EspaƱol) Last Thursday at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena guests Fabian Debora - community connection director, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network; Kim McGill - organizer with Youth Justice Coalition; and Dave Mitchell - deputy director, L.A. County Probation Department of Residential Treatment Services Bureau gave an inspired presentation on how their using an Art's education program has been very successful in breaking a pattern of what has up until now been a dysfunctional and punitive model of hyper expensive and often lifelong incarceration and criminal recidivism.

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03 2018

CRENSHAW SUBWAY COALITION'S FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION

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The new Crenshaw subway line extension and related mall and housing development projects have falsely and predictably been sold as a form of positive urban renewal. But in reality, they are actually the antithesis of any real notion of urban renewal. If implemented as proposed, it would go a long way toward decimating and scattering this vibrant majority African American community, the vast majority of whom will no longer be able to afford living in what has historically been an African American community.

LAUSD'S LATEST SCAM- CLEARLY FALSE ASSERTIONS OF TEACHER OVERPAYMENT

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(Originally published 4/11/14...not much has changed since then) If you are a current or retired employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) there is yet another assault you might find yourself being subjected to- the clearly false allegation that you were overpaid by LAUSD, when the reality is that there is a greater likelihood and in many cases clear and convincing evidence that you were significantly underpaid. In the last few years, LAUSD has been in the process of going after thousands of teachers for these alleged overpayments without any evidence to substantiate that this ever took place and for the sole motive of lessening its bottom line at any cost. If LAUSD had any real interest in determining the truth, all it would have to do is take your gross salary from any year's last December salary stub and compare it with where you are supposed to be on the LAUSD salary scale to see whether you were either under or overpaid. Rather than do this LAUSD has turned over these false overpayment claims to a collection agency, even though such action is clearly illegal. Worse yet, teachers who have already been targeted for removal from the district on other trumped up charges have found themselves significantly more likely to have LAUSD come after them for these bogus overpayment charges that LAUSD refuses to substantiate with any documentation.

LAUSD's TARGETING OF OLDER TEACHERS- CLEARLY CRIMINAL

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If you finally want to stop the criminal behavior still being engaged in by those running the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and other purposefully sabotaged public school districts like it around the country, then I think you will need sections of the California Penal Code and the belated enforcement of criminal felonies described therein against LAUSD administrators to accomplish this. No, LAUSD Board member Dr. Ref Rodriguez is not an isolated case of illegal behavior at LAUSD. In fact, he is small potatoes, when compared with other felonious actions being systematically carried out throughout the District.

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03 2018

A QUALITY EDUCATION COULD STOP A BULLET

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Why is what might be the most effective way of dealing with epidemic levels of school gun violence never even considered? In what has become the all too predictable Left-Right polemics on any given issue, an otherwise obvious third way solution to this school shooting insanity is never even addressed. Just ask yourself a simple question: How much school gun violence is being perpetrated by students who have failed to be engaged in the education process, while having been allowed to nonetheless past through grade after grade of school with social promotion irrespective of whether they have actually mastered even the most rudimentary academic and social skills taught in the prior grade-levels.

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03 2018

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