Thank you for signing the petition "Reappoint Architect Stuart Magruder to the LAUSD Bond Oversight Committee" a while back. Together we restored a watchdog with integrity to his rightful role as member of the BOC. Now your powerful voice is needed again in LAUSD to help kids.
Who throws good money after bad? Call for an independent external investigation and audit of LAUSD's bad iPad and MiSiS deals now!
Questioned about his iPad plan after emails from 2011 and 2012 showed he was a little too friendly with certain vendors before the open bid, Superintendent Deasy said he would wipe the slate clean and buy a whole new round of computers. Before any new computers are purchased, LAUSD needs to get straight answers to Angelenos.
$60 million spent but only 18,000 kids have iPads? $2 million worth of iPads can't be found? Online MiSiS scheduling software that's shutting kids out of classes and carelessly crushing their dreams of graduation and college?
LAUSD's ed tech deals are in a shambles. They need to regain the trust of the families they serve.
The public has a right to know results of an investigation and audit of the iPad deal and the unusable MiSiS scheduling software. Pushing the "reset" button won't erase past mistakes.
Kids shouldn't suffer from the mistakes of grownups.
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About This CaseVergara v. California is the latest in a long line of attempts to rob teachers of the flexibility and support they need to be creative and innovative in the classroom and to advocate for their students. Having lost at the ballot box and in the Statehouse, Students Matter, a nonprofit created by wealthy Silicon Valley investors, has now brought its case to court. This lawsuit is based on ideology, not facts.
The Vergara suit seeks to challenge five California statutes that relate to teacher protections for layoffs and dismissal. To accomplish this, the funders of Students Matter have hired an expensive public relations firm and retained an army of attorneys, including Ted Olson, solicitor general under George W. Bush. The legal argument advanced by Students Matter at trial is a mix of anecdotal evidence and "value added" econometric theory—a theory that has been critiqued by economists as an oversimplified attempt at isolating teacher impact on student learning, riddled with errors and misplaced assumptions.