Monday, July 13, 2009

Guest Article by Robert D. Skeels: Yolie Flores Aguilar's Resolution

Echo Park, Los Angeles - July 12, 2009 - Robert D. Skeels

Let Yolie know how you feel about her betrayal of our communities and schools

Keep the PUBLIC in public schoolsPlease leave comments on Yolie Flores Aguilar's blog regarding her CORPORATE CHARTER GIVE AWAY known as "Public School Choice: A New Way for LAUSD." We don't want the Wall*Mart model of cut-throat corporate competition to ruin our children's education!

It's imperative that every parent, student, community member, and social justice activist make their voices heard. Ms. Flores Aguilar and LAUSD we don't want you to hand our schools over to corporate interests. Charter school operators are wealthy enough! Keep the public in public schools! The school board votes on this Tuesday, July 14, 2009!

Please email the Ms. Tamar Galatzan <> and let her know you strongly oppose Ms. Yolie Flores Aguilar's resolution and want her to vote against it.

Below is Robert D. Skeel's letter to BOE President:
Ms. Mónica García, President of LAUSD Board:

Please find this message to contain my strongest encouragement for you to vote no on Yolie Flores Aguilar's Public School Choice: A New Way for LAUSD resolution this Tuesday. Essentially a hand out to wealthy corporate charter interests, this resolution does not serve the interests of Los Angeles' children in any way. It does, however, serve the interests of organizations that already receive massive funding from the Waltons, Gates, and Broads.

My wife and I live in District 2 and my wife attends Evans Adult School. We are appalled that several LAUSD board members have aligned with deep pocketed corporate against their own communities, but it isn't too late to draw a line in the sand by voting no on this draconian resolution. Please vote no on this resolution and show that we can keep the public in public schools!

Ms. Garcia, I have voted for you many times in the past, including this last election. However, I can guarantee you will not get my vote in the future if you don't take a stand on this.

Robert D. Skeels and YJ Lee
Barrio Echo Parque residents for 14 years

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