Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia

The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia:

The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia

  1. Increase 3rd grade reading
  2. Reduce suspensions
  3. Reduce drop-outs
– Monica Garcia
There are many challenges facing the LAUSD. As an example, just last month the District warned state and county officials that it “may not be able to meet its financial obligations in upcoming years because it faces a cumulative deficit of $1.46 billion through the 2018-2019 school year.” It is also fighting a $1 billion lawsuit filed by Mark Geragos against the LAUSD on behalf of teachers who were victimized by the District’s Teacher Jail program. Parents of children with moderate to severe special education needs are also suing the District in an effort to keep special education centers open. Most concerning, incumbent Board member Monica Garcia states that “most of our kids, all of our kids can’t read.”
With these major problems on the table, there is a lot of room to set four top priorities. However, when replying to a questionnaire from the East Area Progressive Democrats, Garcia listed “Increase graduation” and “Reduce drop-outs” as two different priorities. These are two The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Monica Garcia:


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