Broad's LAUSD WMDs
by Geronimo, NBCT, Honorary BAT
The forces that Eil Broad represents are relentless. Their money buys them access and political clout. We are engaged in an endless war with the privatizers.
Eli Broad’s methodology is much like TFA’s. You work and groom your people and offer them to the system so that they can implement their corporate ed reform policies from the inside.
John Deasy’s tenure at LAUSD is the perfect example. Groomed in the Gates/Broad laboratory, he was offered to former Mayor Villaraigosa who stashed him in LAUSD for detonation within the school system to cause massive disruption and casualties.
Deasy performed his destructive function brilliantly and the collateral damage from his tenure still roils the district.
After LAUSD was battered by his reckless and arrogant tenure, Deasy escaped the district without answering publicly for his crimes to education. He found cushy asylum with Broad who currently harbors him in the inner sanctum of his foundation. Deasy remains a Napoleon in his luxury skybox Elba but still manages to dictate policy.
The intense bond between him and Arne Duncan is legendary and both advise each other on policy matters.
When Broad’s 50% plan to charterize LAUSD was reported, it was as unsurprising as learning Dick Cheney wanting to go topple Iraq. The writing had been on the wall for years and Broad’s Foundation has the cash and resources to bulldoze his way to that end.
Broadism is all about the ENDS. Deasyism is about the MEANS.
These two cowards will not come out to debate their positions in anything but a FOX NEWS friendly audience. They are much like the Koch Brothers in this way and use their money and connections to bypass the public and go right to the politicians who will make the rules.
Broad and Deasy are shrewd at the political game. Their entire careers are testaments to how well they have courted the rich and powerful.
Engaged citizen activists are the ONLY thing standing in their way from the control they have mapped out from Day One.
For Cheney it was Baghdad.
For Broad it is Beaudry.
Broad Trumps Trump
by Geronimo, NBCT
We all may think Donald Trump is a buffoon and a bizarre spectacle for our insatiable Ringing Brothers' amusement, but we all owe him a debt of gratitude for ripping the charade off how “business” is done in America.
In Thursday’s GOP debate, Trump quite honestly stated that he buys politicians and expects favors in return. He calls everyone else naive and idiots if they don’t know how the system works.
John Deasy was the Trojan Horse in the world of LA’s public education.
After he was installed in LAUSD, Deasy proceeded to implement the business model he was weaned on all his life over the city's education system.
This grotesque Trump-style "economic" pedagogy was enacted by Deasy throughout his tenure at LAUSD. Deasy's entire career was Badass Teachers Association: