“There was a "People’s School Board Meeting" on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the night before the regular monthly meeting of the Chicago Board of Education.”
Since our school board members vote the way Deasy wants them to: See his evaluation and the iPad fiasco;
Since our school board members don’t take students, parents or teachers into consideration when voting: see the choice to start school in August;
Since our school board members are out for name recognition to earn higher office and not for the futures of the students;
Since the taxpayers don’t know where their tax dollars are being used and the downtown bureaucracy does not know how much is spent on each student;
Since the downtown administration chose to group all English learners in their own classes:
Since it would be too costly and near impossible to recall the school board members;
Let’s select an alternate board comprised of open minded educators, parents, and civic leaders who are not beholden to any politicians, media or civic groups. Have them set an agenda for LAUSD that puts the students first, the money in the schools and continually and faithfully consults with the teachers on everything.
Then have a media day with the stated goals for reorganizing LAUSD to the sole benefit of the students.
Let the current school board members, the superintendent, and the downtown bureaucracy know that their jobs are in jeopardy as they now have shadow leadership and a cabinet in waiting.
I have several recommendations of stand up people with no agendas and no political ties whose sole goals will be providing a true, well rounded education for the students of LAUSD and making the schools the center of the communities and positive experiences that they should be.