Los Angeles is about to be The Place, as the Gotcha Squad out there goes on trial.
This is an historic moment.
Here in New York the teachers all seem to be fighting each other, and keeping the Panel For Educational Policy (PEP) in their platform for power. This is, in our opinion at ADVOCATZ, an error so huge that we cannot support any group or individual who believes in an appointed school board and thus denies the general public a vote.
People - read the Mein Kampf of total control (i.e. "Mayoral control") of the public school system that has been held in high esteem by the UFT, Diane Ravitch, Bloomberg, de Blasio, Carmen Farnia, and all the other reformers out there. I have been personally vilified by such well-known persons as Norm Scott and Leonie Haimson for opposing the PEP. I'm so glad that their attacks have not disturbed my life and work.
To us advocates for change at ADVOCATZ, anyone who tries to silence another person for saying something that they disagree with, is despicable.
We at ADVOCATZ do not support the appointment of leaders who, by not being elected by the voting public, do not represent us. We need an elected school board, and gatekeepers who stop false claims before they squash a person and put them into a vortex of emotional instability.
We hope that Attorney Geragos and teacher Esquith will win this battle against the dark side.
President, Theater Kids, Inc.
President, The E-Accountability Foundation
Editor, NYC Rubber Room Reporter, New York Court Corruption, National Public Voice, and