Sara Roos: The idea of integration is good, but the practice of achieving it among competing priorities is tricky. Consider that charter schools may superimpose passive filtering on the workings of LAUSD’s public education system.
Sara Roos: This measure has made for some very strange bed-fellows. But that shouldn’t affect support for properly funding public education. Fair is fair.
Sara Roos: There is no way that spending ungodly sums on persuasion and trickery is in the best interests of anyone but those with something to hide.
Sara Roos: Accepting money from charter ideologues despite a few early, high-profile give-backs, belies the claim that she is not charter-aligned.
Sara Roos: From nowhere these usurpers have constituted a whole new economy, transforming what was formerly the people’s prerogative educating human beings and citizens, into a private dynamo generating paper-profit simply by transferring public tax dollars to private coffers.
Sara Roos: The only difference between me and them is that they have more money to do the job we are all exhorted to do, to scrub the path for our children and support them in any way possible.
Sara Roos: What is being asked by the charter school system, is a pass for allowing some to have more than others by pretending there is “Choice” involved. By privileging some at the expense of others.
Sara Roos: Tuesday presents two clear ideological extremes, between the civil rights activist,Jackie Goldberg and the Charter acolyte, Greenwood-Bajracharya.
Sara Roos: Bill Bloomfield distinguishes himself as the plutocrat who complains about special interests while personally giving more than $36m to influence state politics.
Sara Roos: The number and size of donations from among City contractors, Developers, Commissioners, public employees and appointees, political consultants and public-private partners, is simply breathtaking.
Sara Roos: She understands what underlies esoteric funding schemes and shortfalls. She comprehends what drives and motivates teachers and students and communities. And Unions.
Sara Roos: The call for many years now in addressing problems with the Charter School system has been to call for a “CAP” on charter authorizations. Not on charters
Sara Roos: This is Resistance writ huge. This is our women’s march, the march of our teachers. Our teachers are leading the way and giving We the People a voice here in LaLaLand.