Know what quality educational experience awaits behind the door of your choice of campus (or collective?) of higher learning.
** Blogger's Note: As many of you brave the heat and monsoonal humidity in prepping your children for their first day of school on Tuesday (for most of LAUSD campuses), we here at Mayor Sam in the interest of public service ....... and inspired by this ignorant comment regarding issues at a well-known charter school,
So can someone please explain what is the difference between the Shell gas station selling alcohol near by churches, schools, and a park and Hecho En Mexico Restaurant trying to get a liquor license right next door to a school, church, etc? Someone please clarify my confusion. Thanks.
...... have crafted this bloggin tutorial on what you, as a discerning parent, should know about your school before letting your little charges walk into your selected campus of higher learning. Remember its not about the persona of the "Tata Headmaster", but how your child reaches their utmost potential in body, soul and mind, as part of their K-12 educational experience---Scott Johnson.
1. Its all about past tests of academic retention.
2. Does your school of choice operate in a legally-zoned location?
In this photo from the Eastern Group Publications, it can be discern that the Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School (building in yellow) is located next to an establishment that sells alcohol. Parents should question what can first, the school or the alcohol-serving eatery?
Then upon answer, ask why the school continues to operate in that location.
3. Are your children be educated in a safe, healthy environment?
4. Is your choice of educational institution open to outside scrutiny?
Your most important right as a parent when you had made the choice of educational institution for your child, is the ability to question practices or petition for information under California Law, without the fear of legal retailiation. If your school has resorted to "S.L.A.P.P. Legal Threats" against its critics,
then they may have some disturbing educations skeletons.
5. Legal safe zone for the drop off and pick up of your children.
6. Does your school prepare nutritional meals within permitted kitchens?
"The Official Pizza of Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School" (** allegedly).
7. Does your school practice openness and transparency when it comes to financial issues?
Xokolatl Gift Card
"Pay or Quit Letter" for Xokolatl Coffee Shop.
8. How is your school perceived by its surrounding community?
When selecting an institution of higher learning for your child, its a good idea to gauge community acceptance of the campus and its administration. If you come across a letter such as this
, then maybe give a long thought about enrolling your child elsewhere.
9. Does your school of choice engage in questionable community actions?
If the "Executive Director" of your school "strongly recommend" that you take part in a protest against a respective community eatery as part of your child's continuing enrollment, then maybe you should pause to think about removing your child from the school's attendance roster.
10. Lastly, do you want to enroll in a school that calls its critics "Anti-Mexican Agitators"?
Lastly, we understand that your child's K-12 educational experience will hit a bump or two (or more if enrolled in LAUSD), but an institution of higher learning should pride openness and transparency, especially when a violation of policy takes place or expectations for academic achievement are not meet. A school that reverts to calling its critics "Anti-Mexican Agitators"
, instead of taking accountability for its wrong-doings, is not worthy of your child's enrollment.
Your thoughts and a healthy, successful 2012-2013 School Year.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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