The power of the Watchdog of Democracy. Better late than never, I hope. It is a starting point, I hope.
Ms. Gaona-Mendoza honored me and commented on a post I dedicated to the issue of the Watchdog of Democracy (link #1).
Now that the recording of the Jan 28th PAUSD board meeting is available, the faces tell the story. One picture is worth a thousand words.
“I’ll Get You My Pretty” commented on the excellent editorial (link #4) that triggered all this that – “… they are staring straight ahead, eyes slightly downcast, carefully not looking at the child. That look, is the look of a bystander… “.
Anyone who was bullied knows this look.
I was appalled by the way Ms. Gaona – Mendoza was treated at the Oct 8th meeting. I wrote an open letter to her, including the exact timing of her talk to the board. I wish more people had seen it at that time . (link #2).
May I suggest that you also watch the beginning of that meeting – a long celebration of Unity… Compare that to the response to Ms. Gaona-Mendoza.
Both appearances of Ms. Gaona – Mendoza were not mentioned in the articles covering the PAUSD board meeting. I must admit that I did not watch all board meetings. I suspect that my sampling reflects a pattern – both of the way the board responds and the coverage.
As it turned out, PAUSD was under CDE invertigation on Oct 8th. I commented on this issue in (link #3).
@Edmund Burke – The new policies? I have no clue. I did not stay up to 2:00 AM, and I think you may agree that this issue calls for a serious discussion. I guess it is OK to wait a bit, after more than a year has passed.
THANK you, again, for your on going dedication and the time you take to educate us in a clear, eye level, graceful way.
Better late than never. I hope.