It was Yolie’s day of vengence at Huntington Park High School. Ms. Rowena Lagrosa, speaking on her behalf, announced that at least 50 percent of the faculty must be “displaced” – put into paid limbo and reassigned to other schools or jobs. This is “Reconstitution” and it is not about helping students. It is about punishing teachers for speaking out and raising objections to the small school fantasy and also about retaliation for that embarrassing You Tube video that exposed Ms. Yolie Flores to the public. The students took the video, but it was alleged that they were acting out of “brain washing” by the faculty. Wow, the faculty at this school must be VERY effective. Then again, that’s not important, is it?
Watch out for these “benchmarks” and “heightened accountability.” The periodic assessments purchased by the district from Princeton N.J. will be used a beating club for teachers who have passed an interview process in order to be placed into these new small schools that will NOT have any autonomy until they have “earned” it. I can’t wait to see the dumping of special education students and low performers. Our kids will perform the way that they have always performed. Unless you’ve got honors kids in your small school, be prepared for a beating. Let’s not forget our budget cuts and loss of instruction time with added furlough days. It will be a real monopoly game that unfolds.
I see this as an absolute losing proposition, and welcome “displacement” with open arms.
Ms. Lagrosa tries to answer questions. You’ll notice that Tom from personnel is whispering in the background trying to get somebody to stop video taping. “Did you get her consent?” Is this a public meeting or not?
More vague and sketchy answers.