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An excerpt from an essay or letter by Professor Ramon Munoz (A man obsessed with informing the reader that there is a tilde over the “n” in his last name).

Full of the usual rambling Latino Activist rants and containing much electronic jibberish that makes the read difficult:

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...According to the recent Census report, 30 percent of Latino youth drop out of high
school -- compared to 8 percent of white students and 12 percent of
blacks.

In some inner-city school districts, the drop out rates for
Latinos are even higher.

And the majority of Latino students who are
fortunate to graduate from high school are not eligible for college
admission because they have been academically ill equipped...

Ramon Munoz
Academic Counselor
School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Well, Mr Munoz (with the tilde over the "n"), The white devil doesn't run the educational system anymore.
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A “Si se puede” page which has three articles.

The first concerning Sal Castro, an educator involved in the 1968 walk outs, and the second, entitled:

Second Report on Education Condition in SW States Forthcoming

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It comes as no surprise to schol-
ars, graduate students and most
informed practitioners that the over-
all educational status of Latinos has
not changed significantly. Progress
or gains have been off set by wors-
ening economic conditions of states
and the nation. In short, high school
drop out rates remain high (30 to
40 percent) and are typically under-
estimated or reported numbers are
suspect. The achievement gaps con-
tinue to persist between Latinos and
(Continued on page four)

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One last one, then I'm done for now.

Is this formula for determining drop out rate just another shell game for presenting numbers to be crunched?

(these numbers are for 1986)

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Using New Definition of Dropout

The state Department of Education previously had labeled a dropout as a student who leaves school and does not ask for a transcript to be sent to another public or private school within 45 days.

Under the new definition, administrators found that, for the 1986-87 school year, 6.9% of students in San Diego dropped out in grades 9 through 12. They then extrapolated the rate over four years and came up with the 26%.

Using the same definition for ethnic groups, the four-year district dropout rate for Latinos is estimated at 39.2%; for Indochinese, 29.5%; for blacks, 27.9%; for whites, 22.6%; for Asians, 21.6%, and for Filipinos, 12.4%. The Indochinese category includes Vietnamese, Khmer (Cambodian), Lao and Hmong ethnic students.
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Thanks for posting this Ibegone, what they cry and cry again really amazes me. I went to grade school in San Pedro in the same years (early 60's). No one beat anyone because of their ethnicity. The ethnic make up of our school was about 30% White, 20% Black, 25% Hispanic, and the remaining 25% were a mix of Philippine, Chinese, Japanese and others. The only one I know of who became a Doctor was a Black student, he didn't seem to feel held back. Everyone spoke English, and not Spanglish, there wasn't any problem with speaking English properly. Everyone considered themselves an American and was proud to be one. There was some racism, but it was among the Blacks and Hispanics. Many kept to their own group and didn't associate with the others. But that wasn't true of everyone. My first best friend was a Black girl named Joyce. She went to the Catholic school in town, so we only hung out while out of school. Maybe San Pedro was different than other parts of LA, especially East LA where the racial mix wasn't so much of different ethnicity's.

They keep trying to force 'diversity' on us, yet places like East LA are anything but diverse. They've made it into a toilet and no one besides themselves wants to be around it. Then they complain that they're not being respected while at the same time dropping out of school and having babies before their bodies have even fully matured. Those that have tried hard to get out of the barrio and succeeded need to speak up and stop the continued 'pride' crap of a culture that is bringing them down. What so many have done to themselves won't stop because they won't face the fact that their culture condones the destruction of itself. Many come from a failed country and want to continue that same path here. So many don't respect an education or investing in it, only if it's free. And then they want to study about their own failed culture, but change the facts to please themselves. They blame this country for making them victims, yet don't do anything to change the culture that put them where they are. It's so much easier to cry victim.
What's unfortunate is that the Americans who are Hispanic have such a hard time when they try to disassociate with that failed barrio culture. The liberal left has made being a victim, a noble cause.
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LAUSD BOARD OF DIRECTORS



Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

Of all the biographies, Lamotte's is the least self serving, least self promotional. A black woman, she has impressive early achievement and graduated with a Masters degree in Education at LSU in 1965. LaMotte has been involved in the LAUSD from one end of the spectrum to the other since 1973.

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Monica Garcia

“MS” Monica Garcia is the “unanimously elected by her peers as president of the Board of Education”

Her biography is actually a resume which could suck chrome off a bumper.

While she has worked in the school system, it doesn't appear she's ever been a teacher.

“Ms. García was born and raised in East Los Angeles. She attended local schools and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chicano Studies and Political Science. She later earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.”

How would Ms Garcia respond to a white male holding a door open for her?

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Tamar Galatzan

“Tamar is a tireless advocate on behalf of civil rights, excellent public schools, social justice, and safe neighborhoods.”

Buzzwords which leads one to believe she would create a race issue if one wasn't handy to focus on.

A graduate of Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley, UCLA, and Hastings College of the Law in 1994,

“From April 1996 through June 2002, Tamar served as Western States Associate Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League.”

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[From the ADL website:
“The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment
to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.”]
Reading Galatzan's Biography/Resume, it seems she is a self appointed one woman EEOC enforcer, civil rights activist, and criminal prosecutor. Probably someone to be “politically correct” with or else.

“...her conviction that the education system is failing many of our children. As evidence, she points to a high drop-out rate; mediocre test scores;”

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Steve Zimmer

According to his Biography/Resume, Steve is a very busy white man, but this sums him up:

“He is a long time supporter of immigrant rights and progressive labor in Los Angeles. Steve was the founder and leader of a teacher’s group that led opposition to Proposition 187...”

Steve doesn't seem to have very many schools in his district 4. Untrusted Gabacho?

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Yolie Flores Aguilar

Augilar's Biography/Resume is more down to earth than the other “Latinas”.

“A nationally-renowned and tireless advocate for children”

“Aguilar served as CEO of the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council”

“Aguilar received her B.A. from the University of Redlands and her master’s in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.”

And more.

Lincoln High School is in Aguilar's district 5.

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Nury Martinez

From her Biography/Resume, she seems like she could be very pushy.

“Nury is an exemplary role model for young Californians – especially for young
Latinas seeking to make a difference in their communities. She is a tireless young
warrior for public education, working families, environmental justice and human
rights.”

All the "activist" buzzwords which indicates she arrives with stir paddle in hand, with a racist to be found under every rock.

“she is a product of the public schools, from Pacoima Elementary to San Fernando High. She was the first in her family to graduate from college.”

“The child of immigrant parents...” Three guesses as to where she stands on illegal immigration?

“Before being elected to the LAUSD Board, Nury served as the Mayor of the City of San Fernando.”

I've worked in San Fernando. The place struck me as trashed and way overstocked with illegals and gangbangers. Historically the place of two very different Latino American worlds from mostly English speaking in Richie Valens' 1950's to the Y2K Bastion of illegal migration and Rey Berrios “Cholo Style” gang bangers.

“Nury Martinez [actually] lives in the City of San Fernando”.

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Dr. Richard Vladovic

“Dr. Richard Vladovic has been involved in the education of children since the late1960s.”

Vladovic has been a teacher and has worked his way up from the trenches.

"Dr. Vladovic also proudly served in the Army and retired from the United States Army Reserves at the rank of Infantry Major. During his time in the military, he also served as a Commander, Brigade Race Relations Officer, and Staff Officer". [Vladovic has to be a couple of centuries old]

Vladovic seems to be involved mainly with educational programs.

Vladovic's Biography/Resume doesn't strike me so pushy like most of the others.

http://laschoolboard.org/

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Forty years of Chicano studies
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LAUSD BOARD OF DIRECTORS



Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

Of all the biographies, Lamotte's is the least self serving, least self promotional. A black woman, she has impressive early achievement and graduated with a Masters degree in Education at LSU in 1965. LaMotte has been involved in the LAUSD from one end of the spectrum to the other since 1973.

******

Monica Garcia

“MS” Monica Garcia is the “unanimously elected by her peers as president of the Board of Education”

Her biography is actually a resume which could suck chrome off a bumper.

While she has worked in the school system, it doesn't appear she's ever been a teacher.

“Ms. García was born and raised in East Los Angeles. She attended local schools and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chicano Studies and Political Science. She later earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.”

How would Ms Garcia respond to a white male holding a door open for her?

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Tamar Galatzan

“Tamar is a tireless advocate on behalf of civil rights, excellent public schools, social justice, and safe neighborhoods.”

Buzzwords which leads one to believe she would create a race issue if one wasn't handy to focus on.

A graduate of Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley, UCLA, and Hastings College of the Law in 1994,

“From April 1996 through June 2002, Tamar served as Western States Associate Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League.”



Reading Galatzan's Biography/Resume, it seems she is a self appointed one woman EEOC enforcer, civil rights activist, and criminal prosecutor. Probably someone to be “politically correct” with or else.

“...her conviction that the education system is failing many of our children. As evidence, she points to a high drop-out rate; mediocre test scores;”

*****

Steve Zimmer

According to his Biography/Resume, Steve is a very busy white man, but this sums him up:

“He is a long time supporter of immigrant rights and progressive labor in Los Angeles. Steve was the founder and leader of a teacher’s group that led opposition to Proposition 187...”

Steve doesn't seem to have very many schools in his district 4. Untrusted Gabacho?

*****

Yolie Flores Aguilar

Augilar's Biography/Resume is more down to earth than the other “Latinas”.

“A nationally-renowned and tireless advocate for children”

“Aguilar served as CEO of the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council”

“Aguilar received her B.A. from the University of Redlands and her master’s in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.”

And more.

Lincoln High School is in Aguilar's district 5.

*****

Nury Martinez

From her Biography/Resume, she seems like she could be very pushy.

“Nury is an exemplary role model for young Californians – especially for young
Latinas seeking to make a difference in their communities. She is a tireless young
warrior for public education, working families, environmental justice and human
rights.”

All the "activist" buzzwords which indicates she arrives with stir paddle in hand, with a racist to be found under every rock.

“she is a product of the public schools, from Pacoima Elementary to San Fernando High. She was the first in her family to graduate from college.”

“The child of immigrant parents...” Three guesses as to where she stands on illegal immigration?

“Before being elected to the LAUSD Board, Nury served as the Mayor of the City of San Fernando.”

I've worked in San Fernando. The place struck me as trashed and way overstocked with illegals and gangbangers. Historically the place of two very different Latino American worlds from mostly English speaking in Richie Valens' 1950's to the Y2K Bastion of illegal migration and Rey Berrios “Cholo Style” gang bangers.

“Nury Martinez [actually] lives in the City of San Fernando”.

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Dr. Richard Vladovic

“Dr. Richard Vladovic has been involved in the education of children since the late1960s.”

Vladovic has been a teacher and has worked his way up from the trenches.

"Dr. Vladovic also proudly served in the Army and retired from the United States Army Reserves at the rank of Infantry Major. During his time in the military, he also served as a Commander, Brigade Race Relations Officer, and Staff Officer". [Vladovic has to be a couple of centuries old]

Vladovic seems to be involved mainly with educational programs.

Vladovic's Biography/Resume doesn't strike me so pushy like most of the others.

http://laschoolboard.org/

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Forty years of Chicano studies
Well the results, as far as their input into LAUSD, speaks for itself. With all their finger pointing and never the thought of looking at themselves as the problem, this failed system will continue, and at the taxpayer's expense. They keep pushing the 'victim' mentality social injustice theme, all the while excusing the lack of true school with a focus on marketable and usable skills. It matters much less if a student can read, do math or comprehend common sense situations. Just as long as they have 'pride' and can argue that it's the system and the country's fault. Being a victim is such a noble cause, who needs those pesky skills like reading and writing.
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For curiosity, I thought I would check out the Crystal City Independent School District where the now long defunct race oriented political party La Raza Unida took over the School District and County government in Texas during the early 70's and essentially fired all the white employees. Many changes were made, including mandated bilingual education

The Crystal City ISD's Board of Trustees is composed of all Hispanic names.

RAYMUNDO VILLARREAL SUPERINTENDENT
MARICELA GUZMAN BOARD PRESIDENT
ANITA CUEVAS-LOMAS BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT
FRAILAN SENDEJO BOARD SECRETARY
BOBBY CASTILLO BOARD MEMBER
NERISELA FLORES-BALBOA BOARD MEMBER
ALFREDO GALLEGOS BOARD MEMBER
VICTOR LOPEZ BOARD MEMBER

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Student population is 99%Hispanic, 87% economically disadvantaged.

11% are English language learners, 93.3% are Limited English Proficient. Also listed is a contradictory average English Language Arts score at 90% with the Texas average being 92%.

This puzzled me at first, but I suppose there is a difference between being a learner and being fluent, and how is English Language arts actually tested? Something is unexplained here.

[A friend employed by my local school district (Ca.) told me that the money for the district is in claiming English Learner dollars. Even if a kid is fluent in English, if the parents state that Spanish is the home language, the kid is used by the district for sucking in ELL money]

9% of students have an IEP (Individualized Education Program).

8% are migrants, moving from school to school.

Some sources exclude migrant data.

Test scores are below the Texas average.

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The drop out rate At Crystal City High School has varying figures, depending on the source

>Crystal City ISD drop out rate of 4%

>2006-2007 drop out rate All Students 8.8%

>Dropout rate: 9.2%

>Dropout rate for Hispanic students: 9.3%

>High School graduation rate: 80.7%

>HS graduation rate for Hispanic students: 81.3%

The 4% rate is unlikely, and there is about a 10 % discrepancy between the other listed drop out rates and the listed graduation rates. And how are those rates actually calculated?

As in earlier examples, would this make a four year derived drop out rate of 30% to 40%? [Lincoln High School drop out rate 8% with a derived 4 year dropout rate of 33.4%]

Have the numbers been misrepresented?

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Teacher turn over rate has been high in the past, reaching 17 percent one year. Latest figures I saw were for 2001. Perhaps ancient history by now.


The “Great Schools” website rating for Crystal City High School is a 3 out of ten, ten being best.

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National dropout rates for Hispanics 1972 - 2007

32% 1972 36%1988 22% 2007

National dropout rates for blacks 1972 - 2007

22%1972 24% 1975 9% 2007

National dropout rates for White, non-Hispanic 1972 – 2007

13% 1972 6% 2007

I was surprised to find that the average graduation rate in Texas is higher than California.

2007 Texas 72.5% California 69.2


http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009064.pdf.

http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/...8839#from..Tab

http://www.education.com/schoolfinde...district/high/

http://www.schools-data.com/schools/...STAL-CITY.html

http://www.crystalcityisd.org/pages/...ort%20Card.pdf

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Well the results, as far as their input into LAUSD, speaks for itself. With all their finger pointing and never the thought of looking at themselves as the problem, this failed system will continue, and at the taxpayer's expense. They keep pushing the 'victim' mentality social injustice theme, all the while excusing the lack of true school with a focus on marketable and usable skills. It matter much less if a student can read, do math or comprehend common sense situations. Just as long as they have 'pride' and can argue that it's the system and the country's fault. Being a victim is such a noble cause, who needs those pesky skills like reading and writing.
A few years ago when the May Day skip school BS was going on, a reporter asked a high school girl from Rialto or Ontario why she ditched school.

The only reason the girl could come up with was "I'm doing it for my pride!", with little other notion of what it was all about - amnesty for illegal aliens.

It's just "socially permissible" racism. Let a white person even think of doing what they get away with concerning racism and watch how fast the race card gets thrown on them.

You can't really blame the gabacho anymore for Latino illiteracy. It's pretty hard to yell "the white man is holding me back!" when the people running the show have Spanish last names, south of the border family origins, and an education filled with Chicano studies.


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You know ilbegone, you may have a good theme for a public effort here. Maybe we should strategize on this a little, and bring this to our seerless leaders at the schools administration. I see a billboard event in the future....(insert cartoonlike Nostradamus icon here)
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This appeared in a local newspaper yesterday as a letter to the editor.

The author is a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction in 2010.

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Posted: 10/02/2009 08:16:48 PM PDT

RE: "SAT scores dip for high school class of 2009," Aug. 25.

The news that this year's SAT scores dropped an average of two points from last year should come as no surprise considering our schools have suffered severe budget cuts in recent years on top of decades of inadequate funding.

The news for Latino, African-American and low-income students is even more disconcerting, as the long-standing achievement gaps affecting these groups have widened.

The governor and legislators bemoan these disparities, yet they agreed to additional budget cuts for the coming year that will exacerbate these divides. While Sacramento has raised expectations for our schools and students to the highest in the country, they've driven school funding to the lowest per-pupil level in the country.

I am not a politician but a former teacher, principal and superintendent with 30 years' experience, and I know that our students have paid the price for the state's budget disarray for too long.

As state superintendent, I will be our schools top advocate for the adequate and equitable resources needed for all of our students to be successful in college and the workplace.

LARRY ACEVES
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The author is a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction in 2010.
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