(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)
Probably one of the clearest examples of managing the news to discredit somebody was seen several months ago in the case of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) substitute teacher Patricia McAllister. While I found her message of how zionist Jews, who supposedly run the Federal Reserve, as being responsible for our present financial woes to be garden variety antisemitism, I was, nonetheless, fascinated by her other well documented message of how the LAUSD Board was in the pocket of big construction companies and charter developers who gave large sums of money to LAUSD Board members' re-election campaigns. This story definitely deserved being covered by the mainstream media, but instead was buried when Ms. McAllister's antisemitism was given precedence in the "news."
At the time I had several exchanges with Ms. McAllister in which I pointed out what would happen to her and her well documented evidence against LAUSD Board members who take money for their re-election campaigns and then vote favorably on their benefactors contracts before the Board in a blatant conflict of interest. I found it regrettably at the time that Ms. McAllister would steadfastly stick to her simplistic blaming of Jews for all that is
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