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Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Looks like the AIMS school administration and board have adopted the same secret decision making that OUSD administration and board have practiced for years.

We've tried small schools and charter schools. Even the few high performing charters like AIMS seem to self destruct and devolve into money grabs. We tried a state takeover that left us with same problems plus weakened school board and transparency.

With Vos in power, we wouldn't want a Fed overseer for local schools (even if there was such a thing).

The only consistently "good" thing about the Oakland public/charter school system is that it keeps the cost of housing down as parents leave if they can when their kids reach shool age.

Posted by Len Raphael on 05/25/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Hey, my school is that one! So here is what happened, my school's superintendent and principal were in the office of the principal, Dr. Perry, and the superintendent, Ms. Wood Cadiz. A few seconds later, Ma. Cadiz started to ask questions and fired him!!! She has been lying to us students stating that he was very very sick!!! SHE IS AN EXCUSE!!!!!!!! WE NEED MORE FIELD TRIPS!!! WE NEED BETTER ACHOOL LUNCHES, WE NEED SUPPLIES AND BOOKS!!!!!!!! I MEAN, COME ON!!!! IM ONLY A 6TH GRADER!!!!

Posted by Vanessa Ly on 05/25/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Actually Earnest, if you investigate this particular charter school, you'll find it has danced on the edge of losing it's accreditation for a number of years. When charter schools in general show good results, they do it by expelling or other wise encouraging "problem" students to go elsewhere (cherry picking the students).

Their stats look better but they are NOT what they appear to be.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/25/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Report: When It Comes to Mortgage Loan Servicing, Banks Are Still Failing to Comply With the Law

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Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Charter schools are businesses. Local public schools are not. That is the problem with charters. They should not exist. Period. They are a shadow system that only drains resources.

Posted by Eetma A-zole on 05/25/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Doesn't the American Indian School system in Oakland have the best results in graduation/placement? Must be doing something right. Their high school is rated #1 IIRC.

Too bad the parents don't appreciate that.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 05/25/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

You're surprised a corporate (charter) run school is not transparent, non-responsive and corrupt? Somehow, because it's run by and for native Americans makes it immune to human corruption?

Gimme a break.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/25/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Ladnar seems unaware that footage exists of the board president saying he was free to come back the very next day.

Also, Ladnar seems unaware that one can both be pushed out and quit.

Also, you claim he used Mimi to get his message out, which is very untrue.

Posted by ghost of AIMS on 05/24/2017 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

The American Indian Model School Board Meeting on May 16, 2017, the Board Members announced Dr. Perry can come back and reinstated his position as Head of the School. The Board Present Steven Leung said, " He can come back to school tomorrow." The word reinstated is not reapply!!!! If you don't know this word, please look it up in the dictionary. We have video to support the above statement. Thank you!

Posted by Fran Lau on 05/24/2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Doctor Perry "QUIT!" He wasn't pushed out! When given the opportunity to reapply for his job, he said "no!"
He also used Mimi Pham to get his message out to teachers and parents after he had QUIT.

Posted by ladnar on 05/24/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

If superintendent and board collude in corrupt behavior, then change in one leadership position will not bring the sought-after change.

Also, have the parents and teachers articulated what different policies and procedures look like?

Are there individuals trusted enough by both parties to serve as arbitrators to achieve agreement on both short and long term goals?

Finally, let's remember that education is a noble pursuit. Our children depend on us to provide it; our society depends upon an educated citizenry.

David Barany

Posted by David Barany on 05/24/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “New Dating Site for Pot Users Has High Hopes

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Posted by Henderson Elizabeth on 05/24/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee To Boycott Trump Inauguration

I respect the fact that you have challenged Trump. He is a despicable thing.

Posted by Gwen Steadman on 05/24/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

This is about whether private management is corrupt as charters are publicly funded privately managed schools. The idea that private is better or less corrupt than public has not been the historic situation with the American Indian Schools. In fact the history of American Indian is associated with corruption.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 05/24/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers, and Students at Oakland Charter School Accuse Leadership of Mismanagement

Aren't public schools supposed to be corrupt?

Posted by Beeb on 05/24/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

SO... After carefully reading the post by Ms Kaplan on 5/1/2017 (well after the statutory time limit for the mayor to appoint), we should note the council MAY fill the vacancy.. And since they are so outraged there is no advisory board should have at a bare minimum submitted suggestions. Ultimately, the council had and does have final say over any appointment made to this board.

This would seem to indicate the the council bears substantial responsibility... Including the author of the measure (and vice mayor).

Self serving Tammany Hall methods as usual.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/24/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Meet the Selection Panel that will Appoint the Members of Oakland's New Police Commission

Not mentioned:
Sarah Chavez-Yoell's cop husband has killed an unarmed man, hit a teenager with his car, and beat up a West Oakland Recreation Director. I'm sure she'll be impartial in this role.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-cop-accused-of-deliberately-hitting-teen-2568872.php

Posted by Pink Elephant on 05/23/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Town Business: Landlords Defeat Bill to Preserve Oakland's SROs and Mayor Schaaf Will 'Set Aside' Soda Tax Revenue

Todd, assuming you're employed. Do you 1) ask to be paid lower than your skills worth? 2) if you can live off of $2,000 a month do you tell your employer to stop paying you more?

Somehow, I don't think you do.

Posted by Robert Hope on 05/23/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data and Tracking Riders Through App

"...she wouldn't have originally installed the app if she knew it obtained information to identify and locate her phone. "?! WTF, the app clearly says it does that at install time. The fact that information CAN be correlated doesn't mean it is being correlated.

Something reeks here.

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 05/22/2017 at 9:26 PM

Re: “BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data and Tracking Riders Through App

Whatever safeguards the app needs, don't kill it. A couple of us rode BART Sunday afternoon. At the Embarcadero stop, a gang of several youth in hoodies on a hot day, no more than 14 years old, made two attempts to snatch purses in our crowded car - one of them from the person I was with. The robber gangs do not operate only at Coliseum station, they do not operate only at night. It would be great if someone caught good snaps of these thieves and passed them on to BART - and posted them publicly.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 05/22/2017 at 4:22 PM

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