District Deeds Sunday Reads – Sunday, October 17, 2021: No Teachers in Classrooms? SDUSD Caught Red-Handed!!!

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Another week of zero information from the opaque, corrupt San Diego Unified School District on the Superintendent Selection scam…as expected

Today Sunday Reads features a report from from local TV station KGTV-ABC 10 News describing the incompetence of the SDUSD to  recruit, hire and retain high level certificated teachers in the dysfunctional and vindictive school district…and then lying about it.

We have selected the complete article from Channel 10 News but did not post the video segment.  District Deeds  strongly urges our readers to click on the title (in red) to listen to the interview with the brave SDUSD parent who exposed this widespread educational violation.


Patrick Henry High School students left without pre-calculus teacher

Posted at 4:35 PM, Oct 14, 2021

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – There are reports of several dozen students at Patrick Henry High School being left in the cafeteria to seemingly teach themselves complex math. This, after San Diego Unified School District officials, admitted it has a serious substitute teacher shortage.

“Pre-calculus is not self-explanatory,” Patrick Henry High School parent Suzy Weiss said.

Weiss has an 11th grader son taking a pre-calculus class at Patrick Henry High School. She herself is an alumnus, and has fond memories there. But now, she is upset, after her son’s class was left to seemingly teach themselves the complex subject in the cafeteria.

The substitute, or the visiting teacher, is not a math teacher. He is not collecting any homework assigned. He’s not doing any instruction,” Weiss said.

According to Weiss, the pre-calculus teacher is on a one-month paternity leave. Unlike a sudden COVID quarantine, school administrators likely knew about this extended leave. So she wonders, why is her son’s class left without a quality math teacher?

ABC 10News reached out to the district. It said in a statement:

The permanent math teacher is on leave and left detailed lesson plans for students to work on during this absence. Professional educators in other subjects are working with students on these lesson plans.” – San Diego Unified School District

A district spokeswoman clarified that the PHHS cafeteria is home to the school’s Learning Lab, and the students are being taught by a visiting teacher, and are not left alone.

But Weiss said the “detailed lesson plans” only included reading material from a textbook and a few homework problems. There were no actual lessons included in the single-page flyer taped on her son’s classroom door.

Weiss said she had to unlock her memory bank from 20 years ago, when she was a math tutor, to essentially become her son’s new teacher.

“It’s not my preference to spend ten hours a week on pre-calculus, but I will do whatever it takes to help my kid,” Weiss said.

Weiss said she even suggested that the other pre-calculus teacher stream his lessons to her son’s class. But she was told by school officials that it violates the union’s contract.

“Change some protocols so that we can fix this problem,” Weiss demanded.

In the statement, the district stated the root of the problem lies in the substitute teacher shortage, saying:

Unfortunately, no substitute math teachers are available at this time, due to the statewide substitute shortage. We continue to recruit substitute teachers, as well as permanent teachers in hard-to-staff subjects like mathematics. We have offered hiring bonuses and other incentives to continue attracting the best teachers in the state. In the meantime, these parents and students have made some reasonable suggestions, which we continue to explore, and we appreciate their collaboration, as we work to resolve this issue in the best interest of all students.” – San Diego Unified School District.


DISTRICT DEEDS SYNOPSIS:

What a great story about a brave Parent who decided to call out the SDUSD for NOT teaching her child!  In its endless egomania and overconfidence, the SDUSD tried to pull off a master scam of providing a High School class with no teacher and was caught red-handed!

The effort by this parent exposed the specific issue at her child’s High School but also exposed at least x more related illegal and unethical SDUSD educational service scams.

Red-Handed SDUSD #1

Per the KGTV-ABC 10 News story:

several dozen students at Patrick Henry High School being left in the cafeteria to seemingly teach themselves complex math”

It is clear by the documentation and testimony provided by the brave Parent that Patrick Henry High School and the SDUSD violated one of the the primary responsibilities of those entities.

On the SDUSD website, item #3 under 2020 Vision is the following statement:


VISION 3: EFFECTIVE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Effective teaching in every classroom is central to Vision 2020. At school, the teacher has the most direct effect on student achievement.


With no qualified Teacher in the classroom, there can be no “effective teaching”.

Period.

The failed 2020 Vision (soon to be 2030 Vision) is an outright lie and the SDUSD is…


Red-Handed SDUSD #2

Per the KGTV-ABC 10 News story:

The permanent math teacher is on leave and left detailed lesson plans for students to work on during this absence. Professional educators in other subjects are working with students on these lesson plans.” – San Diego Unified School District

Also according to the KGTV-ABC 10 News story:

But Weiss said the “detailed lesson plans” only included reading material from a textbook and a few homework problems. There were no actual lessons included in the single-page flyer taped on her son’s classroom door.

The corrupt SDUSD Propaganda Communications Department overtly lied directly to the local press and to all SDUSD Parents, Students, Teachers, Principals, Staff and Taxpayers.

With their silence in not refuting the Propaganda Communications Department lie, the corrupt Board of Education and the newly corrupt Interim Superintendent, who are always sticking their faces in front of the nearest camera to pontificate, are marked as complete liars and…



EDITOR NOTE: The following 3 “SDUSD Red Handed” violations apply to lies by omission by the corrupt SDUSD Propaganda Communications Department and senior leadership.


Red-Handed SDUSD #3

Per the KGTV-ABC 10 News story:

Unfortunately, no substitute math teachers are available at this time, due to the statewide substitute shortage.”

and then…

Weiss said she even suggested that the other pre-calculus teacher stream his lessons to her son’s class. But she was told by school officials that it violates the union’s contract.

The SDUSD neglected to say that they caved in to the SDEA during recent negotiations that set the contract preventing the remote stream of classes by a teacher in an “in person” class.

In other words, the SDUSD created its own Teacher shortage, a clear “lie by omission” making them…


Red-Handed SDUSD #4

Nowhere in the article, or any other statement elsewhere, does the corrupt SDUSD quantify the district wide educational damage by this massive SDEA contract negotiation blunder.

For instance:

  • How many schools have been denied enough Teachers?
  • How many classrooms have been denied enough Teachers?
  • How many Students have been denied enough Teachers?

This lie, by omitting the total teacher shortage by location and classroom to avoud public protests, covers up the direct negative impact of this self created disaster by the SDUSD and is a clear lie by omission.  The SDUSD has been…

Red-Handed SDUSD #5

An item that was not mentioned in the article are the shortcuts that the corrupt SDUSD leadership has taken to cover up assigning incorrectly credentialed Teachers and Teacher Substitutes  in classrooms.

As a SDUSD standard staffing shortcut, especially in high poverty schools and schools with large numbers of Students of color, the SDUSD has regularly placed improperly credentialed Teachers in classrooms.

Learning that fact from multiple SDUSD Stakeholders, we posted the District Deeds NEW Parent Rights Primer for the 2021/2022 School Year – Chapter 1: Parent Rights and Investigative Resources!.

Here is the section of that post:


Good for investigating: All SDUSD Employees including Teachers, Principals and Area Supt.

Information Provided:  All areas that the individual has credentials to teach or perform other duties (i.e.: Counselor).

Here is a link to Look-up a Teacher’s Credential, Certificate and/or Permit


We urge ALL parents to search for the teacher of their kids, including substitutes, and to file uniform complaints against the SDUSD for any violations.  Once you begin to look up all teacher credentials, the SDUSD will be OFFICIALLY…

Meanwhile we should all take a lesson from the brave Patrick Henry High School Parent who exposed the massive lies of the SDUSD and held them accountable.

Let’s ALL step up for our kids!

Now for our quote of  the week:

“omission is the most powerful form of a lie.” – George Orwell


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