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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Understatement of the Day

HuizarThese gems are brought to us by no other than Weezy Huizy, my favorite School Board prez!

From the Daily News:
School board President Jose Huizar believes the district has a responsibility to be better prepared to prevent large-scale fights.

Ethnic tensions have always existed, but not at this intensity and frequency, Huizar said -- a problem that could spill into the community if left unchecked.

"The bigger question is: Is this a prelude to what the city of Los Angeles will be facing in the next five to 10 years -- these same types of issues on the city streets?" Huizar said. "We need to help them deal with the issues at schools or the city has to prepare itself."
Ya think? Here's my bigger question. Forget what we are facing in five to ten years, we are facing it now. What are we doing NOW, other than glad handing around CD 14 thumping on your chest. Roll up your sleeves and start solving the problems at the schools, which is more impactful upon the future that you are so concerned about.

I'll step off my soapbox now...

31 Comments:

Blogger Legislative Aide said:

Wow, Huizy, way to sound smart in the beginning of your campaign. As school board president, I think you should have something more substantive and concrete to say about pervasive and escalating school violence than, "we really need to keep an eye on those kids fighting, lest it become a bigger, city-wide problem." Seriously, your campaign has its work cut out for it if you're going to run for the Council on the strength of your record and rhetoric on the school board and you continue to deliver nuggets of wisdom like that.

Alright, all your Chief Parker-loving pro-Huizy cut-and-pasters -- let's hear your retorts.

June 21, 2005 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't it amazingly ironic that a dumbass like Tony the Liar will get a pass on these stupid quotes but a highly educated individual like Huizar comes across like a moron. You see Parke, it's not what you say, it's all in the delivery. But Huizar hasn't ever delivered, has he? It took Tony 10 years of being in the public eye to master those statements you put out, Huizar got what, five years, and all behind a failing school board's podium.

Eric, it seems like your work won't be that difficult after all, just follow Huizar around with a microphone, you can't pay for this kind of consulting.

Here's an example of how it should be done. In 1999, the 14th District was plagued with perhaps more graffiti than any other place in the city. Solution: direct action, Pacheco bought six graffiti removal trucks for Homeboy Industries = result, the most graffiti free Boyle Heights has ever been.

Another example: In 1999 the 14th district was besieged by sofas, mattreses, refrigerators, etc., that lay virtually on every street and alley. Solution: direct action, Pacheco set up a large item colection center and paid residents to drop off their large items, some even made a small business out of this as they themselves cleaned up the streets.

The rest of the examples are in that 90 page exit memo. That's the leadership difference - talking about how bad things can be versus taking action to make things better now.

June 21, 2005 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

These conflicts in the schools mirror what has been going on in California's prison system; there is always an undercurrent of hostility between polarised groups.
There is an organized effort to gain control of territories which produces a violent reaction in the group that is being pushed out. Over time attrition acts on the participants but there is always a new generation coming up to take their place.
Miguel Mena, Los Angeles, Mexico.

June 21, 2005 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good grief...even Scooby Doo sounds more intelligent the Sleazy Huizy!

June 21, 2005 11:59 AM  

Blogger Legislative Aide said:

Thank you, anonymous 11:45 A.M., Pacheco has clearly demonstrated leadership, while the only thing I can see Huizy has demonstrated so far is the ability to land his foot squarely in his mouth.

June 21, 2005 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:52 Miguel, why repeat that it is L.A., CA when you already know that. What worries me is you are taking space from someone who wants to be here and embrace Americanism. If you want Mexico so bad, go back home and see if you get all the benefits, jobs, opportunities, food, education, prosperity that you get here.

Que Verguenza! Vete para tu pinchi rancho, eso es si lo tienes.

June 21, 2005 12:24 PM  

Anonymous Senor Willie said:

Weezy, weezy...so sleazy, so eazy.

Time to hang up your hat. Pacheco is going to eat you for lonche.

Try to get some sense young man and clean up the schools first.

Then you could be king! And not some lowly CD14 councilman!

June 21, 2005 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is some funny shit to read. First, Huizar sound-bytes are as sophisticated as Paris Hilton's Carl's Jr. commercial. Second, we have a Pacheco-lover, who doesn't realize that his hero was FIRED! Lastly, we have two veteranos arguing about "tierra." I love this place. Now, if only, Ms. Tofu Girl would come out and play regularly.

June 21, 2005 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We want solutions not words. Try organizing getting parents involved and teaching them how to parent. Try to start a peace summit like Blinky Rodriguez did in the Valley where it was very successful.

June 21, 2005 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Effective community-based programs (not politicians) have been the solution in Los Angeles to reduce the number of kids being hurt or killed by gun violence (in school or in the community).

June 21, 2005 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAUSD cannot control bullying, how can they handle escalated violence. LAUSD's Huizee shoves it off to the community and cleans his hands from his incompetence. I hear that in Multnomah Elem./El Sereno Jr. High/Belvedere Jr. High bullying has been a problem and not addressed properly. The administrators have taken a very liberal action in dealing with bullying that is crippling the sane kids. A kid bullying another for long term can be traumatic for the child, especially in elementary levels. If there is an LAUSD top notch administrator reading this, look into the schools mentioned above and audit their files on students bullying at school property. You will be surprised at the level of cover up. Otherwise, I or others should just make names public to the media and have them research the incompetence.

June 21, 2005 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is obviously not ready fro prime-time.

I think it is time he attend Saturday school.

June 21, 2005 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizy believes the district must be better prepared????

Huizy, what about you, are you prepared enough to deal with the failure of your management shortchanging the students from a decent education.

A liberal educator once said to a parent at our school, "You should be grateful that you are getting this education for free. I don't understand why you allow your child to miss so much school."

Immediately what comes to mind is, "Why on earth would you want a free education that only serves those that are super intelligent or disabled, but leaves the bulk of underserved students out in the cold!" Why do you want a free education from a system that fails among the nations public education districts? Why do you want to give me something for free if it is no good.

My solution:

Terminate LAUSD. Make education all private, vouchers available for all to attend any school they wish, and make these schools COMPETE, in order to give the kids the best we have to offer. This is when the schools will do their best to get your business and perform as they should, instead of WHINE, WHINE, WHINE FOR MORE MONEY.

Do these educators send their kids to public schools in LAUSD? Majority, if all NO! Most attend out of LAUSD or private. They want the best for their child and it is not LAUSD.

PROVE ME WRONG.

June 21, 2005 1:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A wonderful example of a guy that lacks street smarts.

I think he would have been better off proposing world peace.

June 21, 2005 2:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PLZ REREAD THE FOLLOWING HUIZEE SAID:

"Ethnic tensions have always existed, but not at this intensity and frequency, Huizar said -- a problem that could spill into the community if left unchecked."

So Huizee is clearly pouring his lack of leadership and management to the public officials and it's citizens. He couldn't do the job, so someone wrote the above statement to intelligently throw his problem to the masses. Huizee, anyone else with the passion to truly reform and help LAUSD could have done a the job, not you, you to the pay, the title, the fancy dress, political connections, at what cost? At the cost of education our children. Huizee, money and connections bought you out, you are transparent.

June 21, 2005 2:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...We need to help them deal with the issues at schools or the city has to prepare itself..."

Really Copper Huizee, we have to prepare for your mess! You had me going there...I took your bait in the beginning, then someone said, "...We need to help them deal with the issues at schools or the city has to prepare itself..."

No Huizee! You have to prepare to be fired. You do not belong governing in LAUSD, you are a threat to our childrens education. Get a job lobbying, you have the connections. Stop your greed on the backs of children's future.

June 21, 2005 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Study finds state dropout rates higher than thought

Daily Breeze, March, 2005 by Melissa Milios DAILY BREEZE

Save a personal copy of this article and quickly find it again with Furl.net. It's free! Save it.
High school dropout rates in the Los Angeles Unified School District and throughout California have been underestimated, and new calculations show that only about half of black, Latino and American Indian students are graduating in four years, civil rights researchers announced Wednesday.

While the state reported an overall 2002 graduation rate of 86.9 percent, 71 percent is more accurate, said Gary Orfield, director of Harvard University's Civil Rights Project.

Graduation rates for minority students were significantly lower, with a 57 percent rate for blacks, 60 percent for Latinos and 52 percent for American Indians.

For minority males, the figures were even worse: 50 percent for blacks, 54 percent for Latinos and 46 percent for American Indians.

Misleading and incomplete ways schools track students through the educational pipeline are to blame for the discrepancy, Orfield said.

Though the state currently calculates dropouts using a standard set by the federal government, it relies on self-reporting and doesn't yet track individual students. Students who claim they're moving to another school and then never show up, for example, often don't get counted.

June 21, 2005 2:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAUSD-ARE YOU IN THE BUSINESS OF EDUCATING KIDS OR JUST MAKING MONEY FOR YOUR OWN POCKETS? WHICH IS IT?

LAUSD auditioning to land bigger role in Hollwood - Up Front - Los Angeles Unified School District hopes to use schools as locations for shooting movies

Los Angeles Business Journal,
by Darrell Satzman

L.A.'s schools want to get more into show business - and with it, the money from shooting movies and TV shows on its campuses

June 21, 2005 2:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TOGETHER
Tierra

If we could be on a desert
Lost without a place to go
But we're so in love, in love with each other
That we wouldn't even know oh
I don't care any place anywhere
Just as long as we're there

Together, together
Baby just you and me
Oh how happy we'll be

We could be in poverty
With no one to lean a helping hand
But it's alright, alright I know
Because you always understand oh
I don't care good and bad we'll share
Just as long as we can share them

Together, together
Baby just you and me
Oh how happy we'll be

June 21, 2005 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:17

Do you want a date?

June 21, 2005 3:34 PM  

Blogger Legislative Aide said:

12:56, if you're referring to me as a Pacheco lover, well, you're wrong. I just think the lovely constituents of C.D. 14 deserve better than Huizy. Considering the fines from the Ethics Commission pending against four current members of the Council, it needs all the peeps it can get to elevate the discourse. Comments like Huizy's demonstrate elevating the discourse ain't his forte.

And how do you know this Aide is a guy?

June 21, 2005 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope you are not AV's aide. He will chew you up and spit you out in pieces like Jennie Carreon Lacey.

June 21, 2005 4:21 PM  

Blogger Legislative Aide said:

I don't work for MEAV, I promise.

June 21, 2005 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, according to Huizar (as posted on Matt Szabo) it's all the fault of the voters!

And what about last week's gem: Said Jose Huizar: "Antonio wants me to represent CD14 more than I do."

This guy doesn't know when to be quiet.....

June 22, 2005 1:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UPDATE: Does anyone find it odd that the president of the LAUSD Board of Education seems to BLAME THE VOTERS for LAUSD’s failure? Isn’t this a self-indictment?

Los Angeles Unified School District's board President Jose Huizar said the conversation about board accountability is "long overdue."
"The district has been allowed by the voting public to get to this point," he said. "It's been a shadow government for too long and it's time that we looked at the district thoroughly, independently."

June 22, 2005 7:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe that's because Huizar never did earn his voting privileges. Does anyone know how he became a citizen? Was it amnesty or did he have to leave the country and re-enter. Not that this will affect his candidacy, but the "coyote" that brought him over is gloating about his Huizar deed at local bars in the 14th District. See Parke, those banners are increasing his name ID - at least he's being identified by someone from his past.

June 22, 2005 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The last (8:01 AM, June 22, 2005) is an idiot. Who cares how Jose got here? He's a legal citizen and that's that.

June 22, 2005 8:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is a lawyer first, realtor negotiator immediately after this, and education advocate way down his list. In the next year, check on his real estate assets, check his portfolio of acquisitions, it is all about mula.

For a person to hold this LAUSD position and do absolutely nothing is not rational. He is after Land deals----silent broker.

His new name:

Huizar-SILENT BROKER

June 22, 2005 8:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOOK, it boils down to this, Huizar is incompetent, regardless if AV wants him or not in CD14. His record is shameful, he is trying to blame the public for his failures, and now running for office. We have the power to vote for him or not, but there is something much better to do.

Get your kids out of LAUSD, it is still early, apply to private schools. Inquire into religious, non religious, as long as they are private. Many have programs, scholarships. Your kids deserve better than the failure of Huizar and his land investors.

Call around private schools in your area. Each child equals $$$ for the school district. The district receives money each day the child attends school. Take this away and LAUSD will have to compete with other schools.

Call, don't be afraid. Be more afraid that statistics show LAUSD underperforms nationally and dropout rate is unacceptable.

June 22, 2005 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You need more innovative EDUCATORS & TEACHERS on the the school board, that's what you need. There's plenty of distinguished educators throughout the state using technology and new pedagogies to empower students. We have too many friggin attorneys like Huizar & Hertzberg promoting policy.

June 24, 2005 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You need more innovative EDUCATORS & TEACHERS on the the school board, that's what you need. There's plenty of distinguished educators throughout the state using technology and new pedagogies to empower students. We have too many friggin attorneys like Huizar & Hertzberg promoting policy.

June 24, 2005 12:01 AM  

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