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This page is designed to share information about our struggle to gain equity for our unique children and their learning styles in a public education system that is designed primarily to teach a single type of learner, and which is increasingly sidelined by fiscal and philosophical issues that challenge the core of its collective existence. We are especially interested in unique learners, and the talented people who teach them, their families, and our shared value as human beings. We seek the end of discrimination, the end of seclusion, separation, and isolation, as well as an end to chemical and physical restraints that are commonly used to assault our children and our unique interpretations of the world.

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Few Words on Task Forces, Self Studies, & Inclusion

A new bill in front of the Wyoming legislature would set up a task force to study whether the state needs a navy. But first they'll need water. (from Mother Jones online)
We don't put too much merit or hope in task forces and self studies. Self Studies generally result in nothing of substance, and in the case of Pasadena Unified School District, there can be 11 studies done to find the same flaws- and nothing will be achieved by it except for another study. Elizabeth Blanco, former director of PUSD went as far as to stifle parents from gaining access to the studies, first by allowing information to only be released through her office, and later by allowing her puppet regime and information ministry, the CAC, to only publish the Executive Summary (9 pages)- a small piece of the study. It took a freedom of records request to release the entire 32 page report. This is the same director that with held documents from our family, and lied to our faces. 


Yet the self-serving president of the CAC went before the PUSD Board of (Mr.) Ed and bleated on pathetically about how Elizabeth Blanco has integrity. Pull my finger. There's to Blanco's f***ing integrity. Speaking of Mr. Ed, the talking jack-ass, word has it that there have been other petitions in the past presented to him; this had been a typical way of getting rid of "undesirable" students in Sierra Madre...... at least until the Brandenburgs went public.


Under Dr, Blanco's inclusion plan, children were dumped for two years into general education with no supports. When it was disastrous she pushed them into schools for students with emotional disabilities. Here's the kicker, tho. Pasadena Unified has NO DEFINITION OF INCLUSION!!!!!


Way to go, Liz! Keeping the spirit of freedom to information alive, and in your blackberry since 2009. 


We are so sorry to see you go.


(Scaffolding from the self-studies, the current "Special-Ed Task Force" is another puppet organization,  structured, pointed, and generated for meeting the agenda of...... who? Time will tell, but we need to do a little instructional here on something called.... Delphi-Method..... thanks to MO for the heads up.....)

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