Monday, September 29, 2008

Protest, Protest, Protest



monkey biz

Monday, September 29, 2008

10:06 PM

Subject

monkey biz

From

lee de cesare

To

interestedinbestpractices@gmail.com

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tdecesar@tampabay.rr.com

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Monday, September 29, 2008 9:40 PM



I happened to see that you read my blog.


I am interested to know if you got into reviewing the school board and administration because of your special child you mention. Is he or she disabled in some way? I know that I heard that parents won a case against the school board for its lax attention to a disabled child. I recall—and about this I am not sure---that these parents won the Courage Award from the County for their achievement. No member of the board attended the ceremony, of course.


I am encouraged at how many anti-thugs-who-run-the-schools blogs. The newspapers are too scared to put in plain English what these parasites are doing to ruin education. I think the blogs will remedy this situation in the long run. I cheer any new blog that turns up. What the newspapers won’t do, the blogs can. May we have a hundred soon that zeroes in on education.


I taught college English for 28 years. The students who entered my freshman English classes from the county schools couldn’t write. I don’t mean essays. I mean a correctly punctuated sentence. I am waiting for some indignant parent of one such parent to sue the school board for malpractice. I will be an expert witness with great pleasure. lee


Response to above:


1 comments:

The Special Ed Concierge said...

Lee, the short answer is yes, I became interested in learning about the school board and administration because of my deaf/blind son.

The long answer would be to read my blogs as they have provided a catharsis for me to address my thoughts and feelings of the events that had happened since 1990.

Dr. Kieth and Nikole Whitehead were the couple that both won the case against the HCPS and also the Moral Courage Award.

There were several twists and turns in the Whitehead case. The final decision in their favor was based on proving in federal court that the HCPS retaliated against the parents for advocating for their son.

Later I can provide links about their first case but I don't have time right now.

Richard L. Hancock

The key word in Mr. Hancock's comment above is "retaliated." The administration backed up by the board retaliates against anybody that intrudes in their little ROSSAC kingdom.

In a top down from the hierarchy, the superintendent makes the rules, and the rest of the school system obeys them no matter how senseless they are. If anybody declines to follow the regimen, the administration and board collude to smite the opposition to their hegemony. It doesn't matter if the person making the complaint is right--as were Mr. Erwin in reporting theft, bid-rigging, and sub par construction in the schools or the Whiteheads protesting the lack of attention to their child--ROSSAC's goal is to annihilate the person.

This points to the main activity of the Professional Standards office: to gather data on the offending people who protest the system and to fire them (in Erwin's case, sans his pension)--extirpate them from the system that the superintendent and her acolytes have constructed.

Thank God both Mr. Erwin and the Whiteheads sued and won. Of course, the taxpayers paid for the indulgence of ROSSAC's myrmidons of their spite. What citizens must do is protest, protest, protest. Mount blogs and complain. Go to board and complain. Tell friends and neighbors and the person in the supermarket next to you at the meat counter. Shine a light on this perversion of a public institution. lee



4 comments:

The Special Ed Concierge said...

Lee, the short answer is yes, I became interested in learning about the school board and administration because of my deaf/blind son.

The long answer would be to read my blogs as they have provided a catharsis for me to address my thoughts and feelings of the events that had happened since 1990.

Dr. Kieth and Nikole Whitehead were the couple that both won the case against the HCPS and also the Moral Courage Award.

There were several twists and turns in the Whitehead case. The final decision in their favor was based on proving in federal court that the HCPS retaliated against the parents for advocating for their son.

Later I can provide links about their first case but I don't have time right now.

Richard L. Hancock

Anonymous said...

The school district is constantly saying it has to cut the budget, but there is no hesitation in spending taxpayer dollars when the Superintendent wants to retaliate against someone.

Money for children or teachers? Hell no!

Money to burn and waste on a court case to retaliate against a teacher? Yes, as much as they have to spend all the way up to the Supreme Court.

What a bunch of hypocrites the school board members and the Superintendent are!

Anonymous said...

The school district is constantly saying it has to cut the budget, but there is no hesitation in spending taxpayer dollars when the Superintendent wants to retaliate against someone.

Money for children or teachers? Hell no!

Money to burn and waste on a court case to retaliate against a teacher? Yes, as much as they have to spend all the way up to the Supreme Court.

What a bunch of hypocrites the school board members and the Superintendent are!

The Special Ed Concierge said...

Lee: Ask around some of the oldtimers within the HCPS ESE department and the FDDLRS department and you may hear some stories of how I protested. Ask them how many IEP's I used to go to in assisting other kids and parents. Ask them how how some of us tried to change the system through the Superintendent's Advisory Council on Special Education. The development of that council came about as one of the settlement factors of the Whitehead case because the Whiteheads were seeking systemic change. Ask how many recommendations to the Superintendent have come out of that council. I would be interested in seeing if it ever got above zero since the late 90's.

Enough about the past. This happened today:


Public Education - Politics, Business and Education: Complaint Alleges Hillsborough Withheld Services To Students

and

Motel Special Ed: Complaint Alleges Hillsborough Withheld Services To Students