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. Sharon McNary of KPCC is interested in hearing from you and will respect your anonymity, because she understands the justifiable fear of reprisals you might have.
If you don’t like what has been going on and you would like public education at LAUSD to get back to something resembling the institution that once existed, where teachers were respected and not vilified, now might be your last chance to be heard.
Don’t deceive yourself into believing that you will somehow remain aloof from the teacher witch hunt that now seems to be moving into high gear. If you remain silent at this time, you have nobody to complain to except yourself, when they finally get around to removing you from your job.
Below is a link to questions that KPCC education reporters are asking teachers and school employees to fill in about their experiences with the staff disciplinary process.
The education reporters at KPCC 89.3 FM, Southern California Public Radio, want to hear from teachers and school staffers about the discipline system they live with, both the good and the bad.
Responses are confidential and come directly to Sharon McNary. They will be seen only by KPCC journalists, and McNary will reply directly by email to all who respond.
Nothing that is shared in response to these questions is aired or published without the writer’s permission.
Or a shorter version: http://bit.ly/kpccteacherdiscipline
Why is KPCC doing this? They think there is a larger story to be told about the pattern and practice of teacher and school staffer discipline that has not been well covered because so much secrecy surrounds the process. School districts cloak the process in secrecy because it involves personnel matters. Teachers who are subject to discipline – fairly or unfairly – fear losing their careers to public exposure. The result is that the press and public learns only about the extreme cases that surface after law enforcement action. KPCC thinks there is more to this story.
In asking lots of teachers and others to tell them about their experiences with the discipline process, they hope to pierce the veil of secrecy and learn more about the full process, while taking measures to respect individual privacy.
Thanks in advance for your help,