Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene's Posts

Marshall Tuck getting chased by PLAS families

Markham MS Community to Protest PLAS Policies started under Marshall Tuck

Former PLAS CEO Marshall Tuck’s school-to-prison-pipeline legacy for children of color lives on in the policies he established at Markham Middle School. However, the community is tired and fighting back! African-American and Latino parents/students to unite with Community groups and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) to speak out against discriminatory practices against African-American stud... »

Photo Gallery: Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve Rally 8-May-2014

Photo Gallery: Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve Rally 8-May-2014

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May 4 Candidate Forum: LAUSD School Board District 1 Special Election

May 4 Candidate Forum: LAUSD School Board District 1 Special Election

I was asked to cover the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board District 1 Special Election Candidate forum held on Saturday, May 4, 2014. The event took place at the University of Southern California (USC), and it was hosted by the Walton Family Foundation’s key neoliberal privatization organization—Parent Revolution. Parent Revolution, henceforth pRev—a nickna... »

UWGLA executives Ryan Smith and Jason Mandell. Photo credit LA Times, converted into a fair use meme by this article's author.

United Way’s Corporate NPIC Astroturf was thick in front of LAUSD last Tuesday

“By what logic does United Way engage in an activity that is shunned by all the other charities?” — Professor Ralph E. Shaffer Amid all the misleading and mendacious reports in the corporate media about Tuesday’s desk charade, there is one revealing Los Angeles Times photo of so-called “students” setting up desks on Beaudry Boulevard in front of Los Angeles Unified Sc... »

VAM/AGT and other neoliberal corporate reforms have all scientific validity of phrenology. They're just as racist as well.

American Statistical Association has just released a very important document on Value Added Methodologies

“The President of the United States and his Secretary of Education are violating one of the most fundamental principles concerning test use: Tests should be used only for the purpose for which they were developed. If they are to be used for some other purpose, then careful attention must be paid to whether or not this purpose is appropriate” — Gerald Bracey, PhD The American Stat... »

Photo Gallery from EmpowerED 2014

Photo Gallery from EmpowerED 2014

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