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Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you for sharing. I think that this helps prove that the LAUSD can do better!
Wizzo April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Good for you Carl!! Rather than just sit and fume about the problem you are looking to be part ofRead More the solution. I really do hope you win your campaign and applaud you for your efforts both secularly & at home.
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, Wizzo.
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Jim B. April 22, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Tim, since you are still getting your "news" from unsolicited emails, here's a little MLKRead More for you (I happen to know a bit about the Rev. Dr.....): In Chapter 23 of his autobiography, Dr. King writes this about the 1964 Republican National Convention: "The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right. The “best man” at this ceremony was a senator whose voting record, philosophy, and program were anathema to all the hard-won achievements of the past decade. Senator Goldwater had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated. On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America, I had no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that did not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy." Dr. King barnstormed the country on behalf on Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Dr. King called Johnson’s win a “great victory for the forces of progress and a defeat for the forces of retrogress.” Here is what King had to say about Ronald Reagan, the hero of modern Republicans: "When a Hollywood performer, lacking distinction even as an actor can become a leading war hawk candidate for the Presidency, only the irrationalities induced by a war psychosis can explain such a melancholy turn of events." Finally, in 2008, King’s son Martin Luther King III said “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican.” Stop opening your unsolicited emails, Tim; they're dumbing you way down, pal.
CLaude Todoroff April 23, 2014 at 02:50 am
Thank you Michelle and Barack Obama aka Jim and Sally for your post. It is so refreshing to hear howRead More the GOP is racist etc. The Democraps are so wonderful having destroyed the black family. Please tell us what the Democraps have ever done for minorities? Let me sum it up for you what the Democraps think about minorities. You folks just can't make it on your own without the help of big government. The Democrap controlled legislature couldn't even stand up to the teachers union and support the dismissal of those 2 perverted teachers in L.A. Unified. The state and cities are in the mess they are in because your party sold their vote to the government employee unions for these huge pensions that are guaranteed by the taxpayer if the economy busts while the rest of us don't have our IRAs or 401k plans bailed out. You steal elections (see Al Franken) and when voter ID laws are passed you call them racist. Why don't you go to LAX and call the airlines racist for asking for ID? North Carolina just did a study that showed 32,000 voters voted twice in 2014. How about the mummified woman who was recently found in the Detroit area who had been dead since 2008 but who voted in 2010. Look at how the senate votes were bought to pass Obamacare. The Lousiana Purchase and the Cornhusket Kickback. Have you noticed that the big cities almost all have Democraps running them and they are one by one started filing for bankruptcy. Who will be next - Los Angeles, NYC or Chitown? Then we have Barney Frank who got suckered by his boy friend who was running a male prostitution service while Barney was in the halls of Congress screwing the American people. How about Barney's boyfriend who had a marijuana plantation in Barney's patio and ol' Barney was clueless it was pot. Or Barney screwing this guy from Freddi Mac while his playmate was ruining our real estate loans. The corruption in the Democrap party is incredible and then along come Obama, Rev. Jackson and his side kick Al playing the race card. Go take your lies someplace else because we are tired of them.
Jim B. April 23, 2014 at 07:46 am
Angrier than usual, aren't you, Claude? Nice to see you're the stenographer for the usual laundryRead More list of right-wing talking points, half-truths, and outright B.S. Not surprising. When a Democrat wins a close race, Republicans always claim it was stolen. Without those type of baseless attacks, Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck would go out of business. Voter fraud swinging elections? Ha ha ha ha!!!! Too much talk radio, buddy: Election law scholar Rick Hasen says that, while researching "The Voting Wars," he "tried to find a single case" since 1980 when "an election outcome could plausibly have turned on voter-impersonation fraud." He couldn't find one. News21, an investigative-journalism group, has reported that voter impersonation at the polls is a "virtually non-existent" problem. After conducting an exhaustive analysis of election-crime prosecutions since 2000, it identified only seven convictions for impersonation fraud. None of those cases involved conspiracy. Lorraine Minnite, a public-policy professor at Rutgers, collated decades of electoral data for her 2010 book, "The Myth of Voter Fraud," and came up with some striking statistics. In 2005, for example, the federal government charged many more Americans with violating migratory-bird statutes than with perpetrating election fraud, which has long been a felony. "It makes no sense for individual voters to impersonate someone. It's like committing a felony at the police station, with virtually no chance of affecting the election outcome." A report by the Times in 2007 also found election fraud to be rare. During the Bush Administration, the Justice Department initiated a five-year crackdown on voter fraud, but only eighty-six people were convicted of any kind of election crime. Hasen said that he respects many other conservative advocates in his area of expertise, but dismisses scholars who allege widespread voter-impersonation fraud. "I see them as foot soldiers in the Republican army," he says. "It's just a way to excite the base. They are hucksters. They're providing fake scholarly support. They're not playing fairly with the facts. And I think they know it." [The New Yorker, 10/29/12] Your Barney Frank laundry list leads me to believe that you simply don't like him because he's gay. Your cynical linking of President Obama with Revs. Jackson and Sharpton makes it sound like black people make you a little uncomfortable, too. Barney's boyfriend was busted for possession on their own property; Barney was present at the time. In case you haven't noticed, marijuana possession isn't treated like "Reefer Madness" anymore. Who cares? BTW, buddy, I'm not a Democrat. Sorry to burst your narrow little bubble.
John David April 23, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Tom Thumb, I'm the father of a 33 year old autistic man, and know many autistic adults. Like Carl,Read More I've not researched why "autism is on the rise". I think part of the reason is that many more professionals are aware of the disorder, more children and adults who might not have received adequate examinations or not seen by knowledgeable professionals might have fallen thru the cracks, or might have been diagnosed as intellectually impaired or other incorrect diagnosis. My son was seen by many doctors and professionals over many years in the 80s and 90s before he was diagnosed. We also knew of no other child like him until his senior year in high school. Since then, we've seen many, many more people like him. The condition itself may or may not be on the rise, but awareness, treatments and educational opportunities have certainly identified more autistic people and provided more help for them.
Tom Thumb April 23, 2014 at 06:34 pm
You're saying, with autism on the rise, and 2 of your 5 children having it, and with all yourRead More articles on all the Democrat talking points posted everywhere, that you haven't looked into it. And you want people to elect you to whatever position it is in a supervisory position at LAUSD. One ringy-dingy.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 07:11 pm
- Carl, by your logic, how does homophobia affect you ?
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
LOL@snow!
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
mimi April 20, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey Snow - I think you are giving us a snow job. Don't take that wrong- it's more interestingRead More that way.
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 07:03 am
Parent Skill Number 1: Don't send your kids to poor performing schools (because poor performingRead More peers/students) like what are in most of the LAUSD.
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 04:23 pm
The layout of the grammer school makes a difference in what the child is exposed to and learns.Read More That sounds inconceivable but whan they made the decision to put the children is separate bungalows with just one teacher all day it meant that they would not be exposed to specialist teachers such as literature, art, and music appreciation until they get to Jr. High School. I grew up during the great depression. Most assuredly there was no excess money for education, yet we had a gym teacher, we received instructions in drawing and painting, and we listened to classical records in our one day a week music class - because we walked to the specialist teachers classroom. Getting instruction in the humanities costs no more than sitting all day with the same teacher. It is the number of classroom hours spent per week that counts. The Superintendant does not have to hire more teachers, he hires specialists who excite and stimulate the kids in the subject that they themselves love so much. When the child gets a singlr teacheer who teaches math, English, history, etc. that teacher is bound to not be too good at some of the myriad subjects. If we could expose kids tothe very best at the hight of the depression we can do better by them than to have them sit on their behinds all day with someone who is a master of some and a bore at all.
Carl Petersen III April 20, 2014 at 07:26 pm
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 04:06 AM "Karl has not blamed teachers and in fact he laments thatRead More Parents are ignored especially the Parents who want the besat for their kids. Over all the teachers are very much respected." ________________________________________________________ I think that the current tenure system is an insult to great teachers. The first special education classroom that I witnessed for my daughters did little more than babysit them. We were told that they were doing all they could for them and that they were meeting all of the goals of their IEP. Their next teacher was still taking classes towards her masters degree and was excited to try new things. My daughters made amazing progress. ____________________________________________________ When the LAUSD was forced to lay off teachers, do you want to guess which one lost her Special Education assignment? Instead she was assigned to a kindergarten classroom. What a waste of a special talent!
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Thanks Mimi...actually I'm usually told I'm as unprofessional as can be. But have your people callRead More my people, and their people call their people and pretty soon the word people just sounds weird.... And Lisa, get your head out of the toilet, please. But yeah...it's "E"
lisa shoshannah shaw April 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
I will do no such a thing! so thank the Lord it's E, cos ur momma would not be eligible for mother'sRead More day gifts if it was U.
renmethod April 16, 2014 at 09:46 am
Fun write up, thank you for sharing :)