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Thursday, June 29, 2023



In a shocking announcement, the Sac City Unified School District revealed that Superintendent Jorge Aguilar will be stepping down on Friday. This news has left many wondering what went wrong, but the truth is that Aguilar is just the latest in a long line of failed corporate education reform superintendents.

Over the years, SCUSD has been reformed nearly to death by billionaire-sponsored sups hellbent on privatizing and destroying public education. And while some may argue that these superintendents had good intentions, the reality is that they were all more interested in lining their own pockets than in improving the lives of students.

Let's take a look at the long list of SCUSD superintendents who have come and gone:

Jorge A. Aguilar – July 1, 2017 to yesterday

José L. Banda – August 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017

Sara Noguchi, Ed. D, (interim) – January 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Jonathan P. Raymond – August 21, 2009 to December 31, 2013

Susan Miller, (interim) – July 1, 2008 to August 20, 2009

Dr. M. Magdalena Carrillo Mejia – January 5, 2004 to June 30, 2008

Chuck McCully, (interim) – July 9, 2003 to December 19, 2003

Dr. Jim Sweeney, (interim) February 3, 1997 to October 11, 1997; Appointed Superintendent, October 12, 1997 to July 8, 2003

Mr. Ted D. Kimbrough (interim) February 6, 1996 – May 6, 1996; Appointed Superintendent, May 7, 1996 – February 20, 1997

Dr. Jim Sweeney (interim) November 8, 1995 – February 5, 1996

Dr. Terry Grier, June 1, 1994-November 7, 1995

As you can see, the turnover rate for SCUSD superintendents is higher than a hot potato in a game of hot potato. It's no wonder that the district is in such disarray.

But fear not, dear readers! The board has promised to find a superintendent who actually loves public education and wants to improve it instead of ending it. And let's be honest, that shouldn't be too hard to find.

In fact, I hear that there's a retired teacher who lives down the street from me who would be perfect for the job. She's got a heart of gold and a passion for education that could light up a room. Plus, she's never taken a dime from a billionaire or tried to privatize anything in her life.

So come on SCUSD board, give her a call! And while you're at it, maybe take a look at your hiring process and figure out why you keep hiring these corporate shills in the first place.

In conclusion, we wish Jorge Aguilar all the best in his future endeavors. May he find a job that aligns with his true values and doesn't involve destroying the futures of our children. And may SCUSD finally find a superintendent who cares more about education than their own bank account.

Bing, 6/29/2023

Sac City Unified Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar to step down at end of June.

Superintendent - Sacramento City Unified School District.

Sacramento City Unified superintendent to step down after 6 tumultuous years with district.

Sac City Unified Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar to step ... - CBS News.

Sacramento City Unified superintendent to step down at end of June.




Governor Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Ryan Walters have some explaining to do after the Oklahoma State Auditor identified five schools that received preferential treatment in the 2021 fiscal year. The Oklahoma Capitol is buzzing after an audit revealed $30 million of questionable spending.

The auditor's report has caused quite a stir in the state, with many people wondering how these schools were able to receive preferential treatment. Was it because of their connections? Did they bribe someone? Or did they simply have a really good PR team?

One thing is for sure, the governor and state superintendent are feeling the heat. They are now under intense scrutiny and are being asked to explain why these schools were given preferential treatment. The people of Oklahoma want answers, and they want them now.

In a press conference, Governor Stitt tried to brush off the accusations, saying that the auditor's report was just a "misunderstanding." He went on to say that he had full confidence in Superintendent Walters and that he believed the schools in question deserved the extra funding.

But the people of Oklahoma are not buying it. They want to know why these schools were given preferential treatment, and they want to know now.

As for Superintendent Walters, he has been keeping a low profile since the audit was released. He has yet to comment on the allegations, but many people are calling for his resignation.

The auditor's report has also sparked a wave of humor on social media. Many Oklahomans are taking to Twitter to poke fun at the situation. One user tweeted, "I guess it pays to be the teacher's pet," while another joked, "I wonder if I can get preferential treatment at my job if I bring in donuts every day."

All jokes aside, this is a serious situation. The people of Oklahoma deserve transparency and accountability from their elected officials. The governor and state superintendent need to take responsibility for their actions and explain why these schools were given preferential treatment.

In conclusion, the auditor's report has caused quite a stir in Oklahoma. The governor and state superintendent are under intense scrutiny, and the people of Oklahoma want answers. While there may be some humor to be found in the situation, it is important to remember that this is a serious matter that requires transparency and accountability.

State Auditor identifies 5 schools that received 'preferential treatment' in 2021 fiscal y | KTUL 

Oklahoma Capitol buzzing after audit identifies $30M of questionable spending 




Attention all students! Are you tired of actually studying and doing the work to get good grades? Well, fear not my fellow lazy comrades, because AI cheating is here to save the day!

For those of you who don't know, AI (Artificial Intelligence) cheating is when a computer program or algorithm is used to cheat on tests or assignments. It's the perfect solution for those who want to get ahead without actually putting in any effort.

But wait, you may be asking, isn't cheating wrong? Of course it is, but who cares about morals when you can get straight A's without lifting a finger?

However, there are some issues with AI cheating that we should address. Firstly, it's not exactly foolproof. Teachers and professors are becoming more aware of this type of cheating and are taking steps to prevent it. So, if you're going to cheat, you better make sure you're using a top-notch AI program.

Secondly, there's the issue of fairness. If everyone starts using AI cheating, then what's the point of even having tests and assignments? It becomes a competition of who has the best AI program, rather than who has the best understanding of the subject matter.

But fear not, my fellow cheaters, because there are solutions to these issues. Firstly, we need to make sure that our AI programs are top-notch and undetectable. This means investing in high-quality programs that can mimic human behavior and responses.

Secondly, we need to make sure that not everyone is using AI cheating. This means keeping it on the down-low and only sharing it with our closest confidants. We don't want to ruin a good thing by making it too popular.

Now, let's talk about some of the hilarious news stories surrounding AI cheating. In one instance, a student used an AI program to write their entire essay for them. The only problem? The program was set to "joke mode" and the essay ended up being a series of nonsensical puns and one-liners. Needless to say, they didn't get a good grade.

In another instance, a student used an AI program to take their online test for them. However, the program ended up glitching and selecting all of the wrong answers. The student ended up failing the test and getting caught for cheating.

So, while AI cheating may seem like the perfect solution for lazy students everywhere, it's not without its flaws. But hey, if you're willing to take the risk and invest in a top-notch program, then go for it! Just don't blame us if you end up failing miserably.

In conclusion, AI cheating may be a funny and tempting solution for those who don't want to put in the work, but it's not without its risks. So, if you're going to cheat, do it at your own risk and make sure you have a good sense of humor about it. After all, what's the point of getting good grades if you can't laugh about how you got them?

Suspicion, Cheating and Bans: A.I. Hits America’s Schools - The New York Times

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