District Deeds Sunday Reads – Sunday, March 27, 2022: From Cardona to the SDUSD Classroom – Smiling Faces…We Got the Proof!!!

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This week the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and Trustee Richard “Tricky Dick” Barrera paid off the “contract” of handpicked “career hit man” Superintendent Lamont Jackson.

Quid Pro Quo for covering up his collusion with disagraced former Trustee Marne Foster to improperly intervene directly into San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA) school site operations.  Quid Pro Quo for covering up the improper removal of a nationally renowned Principal, with the assistance of incompetent former Supt. Cindy Marten.  Quid Pro Quo for “Lovey Dovey” Lamont Jackson was a $375k/4 year payoff.  Proof of the improper activity of Lovey Dovey Lamont can be reviewed in our post titled District Deeds Vindication! Grand Jury: SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE’S OVERREACH: ABUSE OF POWER

The Grand Jury report does not mention “career hit man” Lovey Dovey Jackson directly but, as the SSC Chair for SDSCPA at the time, we are aware of his direct involvement as the Area Superintendent for SDSCPA.  He was the one who facilitated the improper actions and lies behind the scenes to remove the SDSCPA Principal despite acknowledging hundreds of SDSCPA Stakeholders signing a petition to keep that incumbent principal and then lying to them at a town hall meeting in the SDSCPA Auditorium.

Smiling Career Hit Man “Lovey Dovey Lamont” Jackson

Here is his theme song…crank up the volume:

Today in District Deeds Sunday Reads we will track this same type of “Smiling Faces” lies and lack of accountability with an article from an ACSD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) “Fireside Chat” with current Secretary of Educaiton Miguel Cardona by tracking it down through the SDUSD and into the individual classroom.

This week have provided the full article from K-12 Dive but we strongly urge our readers to click on the title (in red) to read the full article online for themselves.


Cardona acknowledges concerns test data could be used to privatize ed

By Associate Editor

Dive Brief:

  • U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Monday said some people are waiting to use assessment data to be released by the U.S. Department of Education this spring as a means to privatize education.
  • Cardona’s comment came during the closing general session of ASCD’s annual conference in Chicago after Avis Williams, president of the ASCD board of directors, noted the test results will likely show a stark decrease in achievement. Williams said the results could be used to portray schools as failing, and educators as ineffective. 
  • “As secretary of education, I have to do more to make sure that we’re lifting up examples of how we’re using the data well, but also making sure the districts know that the way data is being used … doesn’t support growth, and it’s really just hammering on those folks that are working twice as hard to support students,” Cardona said during the ASCD fireside chat.

Dive Insight:

When Williams, who is superintendent of Selma City Schools in Selma, Alabama, asked Cardona to respond to concerns that student performance data could be used to critique teachers and schools, he upped the ante.

“I want to take it a step further. Some are waiting for that data to then try to create a picture because their plan is to privatize,” Cardona said.

While there’s always tension in education policy, Cardona’s public comment is likely one of the first times a notable federal official has recently and explicitly voiced this concern over using data for school privatization efforts, said Lindsay Dworkin, vice president of policy and advocacy at NWEA, a nonprofit assessment provider, and a former deputy assistant secretary for outreach at the Ed Department. 

As politics in education have “heated up” in the past year or so, Dworkin said it’s possible Cardona is reacting to that. 

At ASCD, Cardona added that he’s reflected on how the Department of Education could improve its messaging to make sure it’s setting a tone about how to best use testing data, but also how not to use it, noting “the misuse of data has been the bane of our profession sometimes.”

“We have to collectively, as a profession, use the data to spotlight the need, but be wary of where it’s being used as a hammer,” Cardona said. “Because in those places where it’s being used as a hammer, those folks fed kids, those folks knocked on doors, they used their buses to drop off meals where those kids needed it.”

It’s important districts and states use test data for recovery efforts and that messaging points to the future, as well as to the current surplus of federal education relief dollars through the American Rescue Plan, Dworkin said. 

“We can’t manage what we don’t measure,” Dworkin said. “To understand which students need support, which programs, which interventions, we’ve got to have data to unpack that, and of course assessment data that reveals information about student growth and student proficiency is, I think, one of the essential ways to do that.”

Cardona has also echoed calls to use ARP funding to address the needs of students and staff following COVID-19’s devastating effect on schools, and he has highlighted its significance and historic availability. 

Overall, the data shouldn’t just be used to signal how tough the pandemic has been for students, Dworkin said. Instead, she said data can also be used to shed light on effective programs and interventions as schools recover from COVID-19’s impact.

Data “should not be used to undermine the importance of public education,” she said.


DISTRICT DEEDS SYNOPSIS:

A couple direct quotes from Cardona in the article says it all:

“I want to take it a step further. Some are waiting for that data to then try to create a picture because their plan is to privatize,” Cardona said.

No.  ALL are waiting for that data to measure the job performance of you, your department, our state education departments, our districts and our schools.  And ALL of you earing a huge paycheck for sub-par performance are scared to death that you will be exposed for what you have and have not done.

ACCOUNTABILITY for Cardona to Lovey Dovey Lamont to inside each classroom.

And the second quote:

“We have to collectively, as a profession, use the data to spotlight the need, but be wary of where it’s being used as a hammer,” Cardona said. “Because in those places where it’s being used as a hammer, those folks fed kids, those folks knocked on doors, they used their buses to drop off meals where those kids needed it.”

Really Cardona?

Smiling faces…

..while using BIPOC as a Propaganda prop!

“Those folks”

  • “fed kids”
  • “knocked on doors”
  • “used their buses to drop off meals”

“Those folks” meaning paid school district employees…right Cardona?

Have you forgotten the Stakeholders…Communities, Parents, Families, Volunteers,  along with other district employees”

“Those folks” you mentioned did not independently fulfill those 3 “needs”.

“Those folks fed kids” with STAKEHOLDER tax dollars!!!

“Those folks knocked on doors” while being paid with STAKEHOLDER tax dollars!!!

Those folks “used their buses to drop off meals”…”their buses”?!?  You mean the buses paid for by STAKEHOLDER tax dollars while being paid with STAKEHOLDER tax dollars to “drop off meals”!!!

But when the Stakeholders demand full transparency and disclosure of ALL student/school/district/state/national “data” to hold employees and leadership of the local, state and national education “profession” accountable for their miserable performance, it has now become an improper  “hammer” being wielded by those same Stakeholders that pay your salary!

Avoidance of accountability…sounds familiar…is that why you hired corrupt, incompetent Cindy Marten, the wicked witch of lies?

Here is a quote from an article by the Voice of San Diego:

In October 2013, Cindy Marten had been superintendent for fewer than four months. She stood in Kearny High School’s auditorium and made a case for a shining new world of public education that would sweep away the past era of reforms.

“I think 20 years from now we might look back on this past decade and wonder what happened – wonder how could we have allowed this to happen to our children and nation, when we became mesmerized by a single score as the one and only measure of a quality public education,” she said.

And the lie …

District officials had already set in motion Vision 2020, a plan that promised quality schools in every neighborhood by 2020. Vision 2020 laid out what it called the 12 indicators of a quality school – which included teacher quality, access to a broad and challenging curriculum, expanded professional development and closing the achievement gap.

Marten indicated that she would come up with data points to match the 12 indicators. But the data points never materialized.

Promises with ZERO accountability.

Or how about the proof of lies by Lincoln High Students…Brave Lincoln High School Students Tell the TRUTH: San Diego Unified Supt. Cindy Marten “Lied. Lied, Lied”!!! (VIDEOS)

Smiling faces…we got the proof!

While using BIPOC as a Propaganda prop!

And how about, on March 7, 2022, the SDUSD propaganda department announcing the appointment of Lovey Dovey Lamont and covering it with a bald faced lie:

A lie we completely exposed BEFORE the Propaganda press release on February 27 , 2022:

  • The SDUSD continued its policy of denying any transparency, honesty or accountability by having ZERO live questions from the in person/online audience.

Smiling faces…we got the proof.

And now we have new SDUSD Superintendent “Lovey Dovey Lamont” Jackson.

Smiling Career Hit Man “Lovey Dovey Lamont” Jackson

The same Lovey Dovey that lied to all the SDSCPA Stakeholders about supporting their BIPOC Principal while improperly colluding to get rid of her.

The same Lovey Dovey Lamont who has gotten adoration from certain teachers, who actually attended the phony “Superintendent Forum”, for being “unapologetic” for his misdeeds serving under the corrupt, incompetent Marten.

Smiling faces…we got the proof.

From Cardona to the classroom…

No Tests.

No Transparency.

No Accountability.

No Honesty.

Smiling faces…can you dig it?


Now for our quote of the week dedicated to all the SDUSD Stakeholders that REALLY strive to be part of the informed electorate:

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your  informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” ― Harlan Ellison


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About District Deeds

Mr. Engle is a blogger dedicated to investigating the San Diego Unified School District. His blog, District Deeds, strives to create transparency to the "deeds" the SDUSD hides from the SDUSD Stakeholders - Students - Parents - Teachers - Administrators - Community Members

1 thought on “District Deeds Sunday Reads – Sunday, March 27, 2022: From Cardona to the SDUSD Classroom – Smiling Faces…We Got the Proof!!!”

  1. kicksthehornetsnest said:

    I was there great commentary! Sally

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