Leonard Isenberg: The willingness of minority leadership to sell out the inherent intelligence of Black and Latino children to assure that they never reach their potential is both deplorable and at the same time a negation of racism.
Leonard Isenberg: LAUSD’s witch hunt has been about money and has had nothing to do with “child safety” as claimed by both Superintendent Cortines and his predecessor and now Broad Foundation employee John Deasey.
Leonard Isenberg: Rather than once and for all fixing this longstanding and purposefully failed public education system, they have decided to “fix” the public education system by eliminating any objective standard of what is acceptable work.
Leonard Isenberg: Instead of setting aside a reasonable sum every year to fund this obligation, which would have been very doable, LAUSD is now faced with well over $10 billion in unfunded heathcare obligations it cannot possibly pay.
Leonard Isenberg: Might it just be that the problem never was the teachers, but rather an entrenched and incestuous bureaucracy, where questioning clearly failed policy continues to be something that can get you fired as an administrator.
Leonard Isenberg: All the money in the world will not improve our junior colleges, colleges, and universities, if students continue to be socially promoted through K-12 education without the fundamental skills necessary to do college work.
Leonard Isenberg: Only in the long-failed insular culture of LAUSD, that steadfastly refuses to go outside its own incestuous administrative short list comfort zone of “qualified” public education insiders, would a Ray Cortines even be considered.
Leonard Isenberg: Can Airbnb give a Lyft Uber the destruction of the middle class?
Leonard Isenberg: If you are finding what Superintendent John Deasy is saying about the LAUSD disciplinary process to be something less than factual, now is your chance to have your say, while maintaining you anonymity.
Leonard Isenberg: Harry Truman used to have a sign on his desk, “The buck stops here.” LAUSD’s John Deasy should have one on his desk, “The buck never stops here.”
Leonard Isenberg: What LAUSD has done is to front an alternative group called Parents as Equal Partners that it believes it can control, while arbitrarily and without legal authority disbanding DAC without even minimal guarantees of due process of law.
Leonard Isenberg: What LAUSD says in terms of parent, teacher, and student input is belied by the reality of the clear legal language that again and again say the principal and superintendent maintain absolute control.
Leonard Isenberg: Did it really have to be so difficult or was this just a hidden incentive to debit card users to let the money just sit on the debit card, where B of A could continue making the float interest?