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"This may be the perfect time to introduce LAUSD's "sham" on parent engagement...thoughts?
Yes sham. the documentation in the materials and minutes in the Dec-2012 meeting states that parents played a key role in the formulation of the new Parent Engagement Policy 2012, yet LAUSD is unable to produce Public Notices Announcing said strategy sessions LAUSD claims to have had over 100 parents in attendance. Not to mention that when parents did show to these meetings, some parents were asked to leave Parent Meetings under the threat of arrest by school police, simply because they disagreed with the policy.
Many want to blame Maria Casillas, but she does nothing without LAUSD board approval. Time to let our Senate representatives know that because of policies like the Parent Engagement 'sham' put on by LAUSD, is why kids and parents DIS-ENGAGE."
U.S. Schools must Honor Sandy Hook victims by Abolishing Corporal Punishment, Stop Hitting Schoolchildren! Sad how NONE of the Media coverage includes the Fact that at the Groundbreaking Senate Hearing to End School-to-Prison Pipeline held 12/12/12 ACLU recommended enacting Federal Bill H.R. 3027 "The Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act", http://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-human-rights-racial-justice/groundbreaking-senate-hearing-shines-light already Illegal in Schools in 31 U.S. States and Prohibited by Federal Law for use against convicted Felons in ALL U.S. Prisons, Cost $0! 19 U.S. States including Georgia legally allow schoolchildren Kindergarten through Twelfth grade to be beaten with thick wooden paddles to inflict Pain as Punishment for minor infractions with No Safety standards to protect children from excessive force injuries or to prevent sadistic pedophiles from filming and sharing their perverse pleasure! See brutally violent injuries to schoolchildren from U.S. Public School "Paddling/Corporal Punishment" at YouTube Video trailer for Documentary Movie "The Board of Education" by Jared Abrams . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vt4v7KsFi8 Search "A Violent Education" 2008 Study by Human Rights Watch and ACLU for disturbing facts! http://donthitstudents.com/ Corporal Punishment is not good for children it leaves many injured, degraded and disengaged from school, it must raise blood pressure of school employees, it puts taxpayer funds at risk of lawsuits like the Half a Million Dollar lawsuit recently filed against Cumberland County, TN schools because a coac paddled a student who was on "No Paddle" list due to previous head injury and could have died from further injury to his spine. Why doesn't ayone want to acknowledge the ugly Truth that adults entrusted with our children's safety in school must terrify our children with even the threat of vioence? How on earth do schools in 31 U.S. states that have outlawed Corporal Punishment of children operate everyday?
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