How Come LAUSD Was NOT Invited to AB 1381 Bill Signing Today?
You see, it was inaccuratley reported in the media that LAUSD WAS invited to the watch Mr. Kindergarden Cop sign the Bill today, because the Mayor's office TOLD the media LAUSD was invited.
But it looks like LAUSD is getting the same treatment that kids and parents got who wanted to attend town hall meetings, because according to SEVERAL different people I spoke with at LAUSD including the Superintendant's office, the invitations never made it. (ZD confirms neither Roy Romer or Marlene Canter were invited, WORD!)
Wow! What a great sign of things to come. The Mayor says he wants to work with LAUSD, but doesn't include them at the damn signing of the Bill. Very telling...very symbolic.
When LAUSD followed up with City Hall, to see who was in charge of actually notifying LAUSD of the event, just like the problem with the Bill itself, there was NO ACCOUNTABILITY. Everyone just said, "Duh...I don't know, it's not MY job." We'll I guess it was EVERYONE's job to be nobody's job. However, it was very clear it was someone's job to notify the press that LAUSD WOULD be in attendance, even though they weren't notified. (Maybe we need the Brown Act to include Bill signings.)
The Mayor's spokesperson told me, "It was their understanding that LAUSD WAS invited, as far as they knew." (Aka: Transfer accountability from the Mayor and place it on his staff, just like this Bill transfers legal liability from the Mayor and places it on LAUSD.)
And speaking of lack of accountability, it should be noted that no where in AB 1381 is there an actual plan/wording addressing student achievement or drop out rates. (How does the Bill achieve this then?) And, nowhere does it allow for parent involvement/input.
Luckily for the Mayor and his money grabbing bandits, there is plenty in the Bill addressing how the Superintendent has complete control over all the money at the same time they removed the REQUIERMENT of an Inspector General to investigate for fraud, waste and abuse. (So I hope you guys trust Mayor V with the billions in LAUSD money, because now, you HAVE to.)
So to sum it up, AB 1381, which removes the School Board and public from oversight of this Bill; that only addresses the issue of how the Superinendant gets control of all the money and contracts, was signed today by Governor Girlie Man, but LAUSD doesn't play enough of a significant role in this Bill to even be invited to the signing. One word to everyone who supported this Bill...SUCKERS!
Public Advocate of The Communities
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