Friday, October 28, 2016

STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP - Perdaily.com

STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP - Perdaily.com:

STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP

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What kind of a credible and independent audit of the costs related to LAUSD's removal of allegedly bad teachers can the State of California Auditor objectively perform, when it goes into the audit without questioning anything LAUSD tells them?

While there is no question that it is an expensive proposition to keep charged teachers sitting often for years on end, while having in addition to pay their salaries and those of their subsitutes, the California State Auditor in their recently released audit of this practice never once mentions nor takes into consideration the fact that LAUSD actually saves a fortune in the end, when it is able to rid itself- by hook or by crook- of teachers at the top of the salary scale with expensive benefits packages and the further cost of expensive lifetime health benefits, if it doesn't move to get rid of them- one way or another.

if the State Auditor presumes from the beginning of its audit that there is an actual net cost and not a net savings achieved when LAUSD targets, removes, and ultimately fires high seniority teachers, it doesn't even consider there just might be an actual savings to LAUSD of $60,000 in combined salary and benefits in just the first year these teachers are gone. Simply stated, a major component of what this audit was supposed to look into has been completely ignored and omitted. And with this blatant omission goes any chance of STATE AUDIT OF LAUSD TEACHER JAIL COSTS- JUST ANOTHER COVERUP - Perdaily.com:

Seattle Schools Community Forum: First Indigenous Peoples' Day at Chief Sealth

Seattle Schools Community Forum: First Indigenous Peoples' Day at Chief Sealth:

First Indigenous Peoples' Day at Chief Sealth
Dominique Salinas (Jicarilla Apache/Navajo) and Marcos Arellano Martinez (Mexivo, Otomi) performing a Deer Dance.

Wonderful celebration of cultures at Chief Sealth International High School - these photos make this event look like it was a fantastic one.  All photos by Leda Costa for the West Seattle Blog

Neighboring Chief Sealth International High Schooland Denny International Middle School have the largest Native population of any school in Seattle Public Schools, according to Sealth principal Aida Fraser-Hammer, who hosted the schools’ first Indigenous Peoples’ Day assembly today.
The students who were onstage weren’t just performers. Below, Sierra Carpitcher (Seminole/Creek Nations) spoke about the Dakota Access Pipeline situation, which has brought a massive turnout of Native/Indigenous people and their allies to the Midwest to try to stop the controversial pipeline. 
Pacific Islanders dancing. They are from Fiji, Hawai'i, Philippines, Samoa, Tahiti, Thailand, and Tonga.Pacific Islanders were spotlighted at the assembly too – these students represented Fiji, Hawai’i, the Philippines, Seattle Schools Community Forum: First Indigenous Peoples' Day at Chief Sealth:

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