Thursday is "Judgement Day" for Academia Semillas del Pueblo
Mayor's Sam, Sister City "FAVORITE BLOGGIN CHARTER SCHOOL", Academia Semillas del Pueblo will have its future decided tomorrow at the "BOARD OF AVOCATION" meeting. First, let me thank "BIG JOE IN EAST LOS" for the heads up on the P.R. campaign that Academia supporters are undertaking on the eve of the 3:00 PM vote on Charter renewal. The supporters of Academia appeared yesterday on that bastion of "LEFT-WING TALK", KPFK, Pacifica Radio. Tomorrow, A rally and march will take place beginning at 12:00 PM,(CALL 323 769-5656 for recording and info), at La Pacita Church and end at the Beaudry Headquarters. So if you work downtown and you hear drums, then you will know that Academia supporters are on their way to showtime at Beaudry.
The saga of Academia Semillas del Pueblo and its "BOMBASTIC" Co-principal, Marcos Aguilar have been a lighting rod of thought, on the politics of "ETHNIC EDUCATION", in our public schools. Brought to our collective attention by Doug McIntyer of KABC 790 AM Talk Radio. Plus the assault on KABC reporter Sandy Wells by Academia parent Ramon Flores, have spotlighted attention on the beliefs, teachings, and support of Academia by the Latino political community. On that level, School Board Member, Monica Garcia is pushing for Charter Renewal with "CONDITIONS", maybe inproved test scores for one?
With tomorrows vote, it is safe to say that the "DISCUSSION" will not end. Not in El Sereno. Not in the media. And most definitely, MAYOR SAM.
Educators and adult supporters of Academia, commenced a "FAST FOR EDUCATION", Tuesday morning at dawn at the GAZEBO OLVERA. According to "School Me" blogger Bob Sipchen, educators, community leaders, and artists were to join the "ACADEMIANISTAS" throught the day. This event and tomorrows are being orchestrated by Marcos Aguilar and Antonio Gonzalez of the William Velaquez Institute.