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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:48 PM

The future of US school "reform"? Well... let's look at this:

>>My name is Cecilia. I am an honest professional, hard-worker, justice defender and am faithful to my convictions. I am a clinical psychologist with a wide experience with teenagers. I have been working with youth in different social contexts: psychotherapies, educational orientation and in classrooms.

On November 30th, I was the victim of an injustice: I was unjustifiably and aggressively fired from the middle school Colegio Lomas Hill and treated like a delinquent by the school’s authorities. I was deprived of my freedom for two hours, watched over by security guards and humiliated in front of the institution’s staff and students' families. I have been morally hurt.

Why was I fired? Because I showed the movie "Milk" to my middle school students. The film tells the story of a recognized fighter for gay rights. The prejudices of the school authorities toward the movie and their intolerance on the gender diversity theme were clear and evident, even if the official program requires approaching these subjects.>>>

People who think freedom of thought and freedom of speech won't be impacted by adoption of Gates-Walmart-Koch style school "reform", teachers union free and tenure free, should look at this and think it through verrrrryy carefully. Then write to the politicians these ......ummm.... gentlemen employ.

And, BTW, sign the petition, whydoncha:

http://www.change.org/petitions/lomas-hill-school-officials-publicly-apologize-to-cecilia-hernandez-for-unfair-dismissal-after-showing-milk?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_after_sign&alert_id=tZsriwYKiv_DOmhKJTdjQ

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:21 PM

1. Actually, this case puts in question Mexican school reform...

Colegio Lomas Hill - https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Colegio+Lomas+Hill&hl=en&ll=19.379009,-99.262676&spn=0.079672,0.146084&sll=44.145447,-120.583402&sspn=3.878815,9.349365&t=h&hq=Colegio+Lomas+Hill&radius=15000&z=13

Información General:

Nuestra misión es formar a nuestros alumnos como personas íntegras y audaces, capaces de enfrentar retos y desafíos con sensatez y determinación, que además defiendan sus creencias con firmeza. Por ello, fomentamos habilidades intelectuales, sociales, artísticas, éticas y físicas, así como actitudes positivas hacia el prójimo, el medio ambiente y el aprendizaje.

Ofrecemos una oportunidad diferente, verdadera y de calidad a las familias de hoy. Esto lo logramos a través de nuestro programa de horario extendido, programas académicos rigurosos, instalaciones de lujo, tecnología de vanguardia y un programa de cero tolerancia al acoso escolar.

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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:02 PM

2. Estoy confundo. My original assumption was that the school was in Mexico.

And posted it as such.

I re-read the petition text, couldn't nail that question down, and wikied 'Lomas Hill HS' which is in Cai. ... near Riverside, I believe. So I de-Mexicanized the OP and switched back to the USA.

No matter. it works for our neighbor to the south as well. Having Walmartized much of the USA... including now, public school systems.... the Walnuts are crazy to Walmartize Mexico as well. And that would presumably involve privatizing whatever public schools function well in that largely union-free, unhappy land.

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