Sadly, national politics seem to be playing out in our own backyard. Proof positive is a recently released report from the L.A. Unified Task Force (formerly headed by now Superintendent Austin Beutner) entitled Hard Choices (click HERE). The report squarely places the blame for the District’s lack of achievement and finances at the feet of classroom teachers and frontline managers. The irony of the report is the apparent absolution of District-represented senior leadership and the Board of Education, both past and present. Yet, it is they who make policy and propagate resolution after resolution, ultimately burdening teachers and administrators with bulletins, memoranda, and reference guides by the thousands.
So it is important