Highs And Lows? More like a Year of Woe! Deasy has got to go
I also took issue with another Deasy fanfare in the Los Angeles Times, but chose to comment on a single turn of phrase which was incredulous, even by their standards.
One of you penned: "...diverse organizations as the Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, the Urban League and InnerCity Struggle, an Eastside community group."
Since both Urban League and Inner City Struggle are funded by the United Way, just how "diverse" are these groups?
Moreover, outside the plutocrat Billionaire Boys Club that comprises United Way's Tocqueville Society, the vast majority of their donors are the well heeled and quite reactionary members of the Chamber of Commerce.
In other words, diversity would be the last word that one would use to describe an essentially monolithic set of groups with an identical right-wing privatization agenda.
Two recent essays speaking truth to Deasy's power are valuable and enjoyable reads.
LAUSD's Dark Lord, Dr. John Deasy
by John Mears
LAUSD Superintendent of Schools John Deasy Must Go
by Joseph K.
Of course, if Susan Ohanian piece quoted above says: "Many speculate that the Gates job was just a holding pattern for the Los Angeles appointment, which will give him the opportunity to turn LA in to the Gates model district." The broad base of community members, parents, and educators that I work with on a constant basis don't want a "Gates model district," we want a social justice model district.
Robert D. Skeels
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