Power concedes nothing without a struggle:
This week, Monica Garcia, President of the LAUSD School Board, attempted to take credit for saving Adult Education in L.A. Unified:
“Together we have worked hard to preserve programs and keep talented teachers and school employees….You asked to save Adult Education, and I’m glad we restored 48 percent….”
image via LASchoolBoard.org
FOR THE RECORD: Responding to Ms. Garcia’s preposterous claims, community leader Robert D. Skeels today wrote the following:
“I want to thank the people who really saved LAUSD’s Adult Education; starting with those who worked the hardest, took the most risks, and sacrificed the most — the students of United Adult Students! Thanks, too, to the educators and activists who followed the lead of these brave students. It was a group effort, but the bulk of the praise lies with UAS.
Let’s not forget that Ms. García refused to even meet with the student leaders of UAS, despite her claims of saving DACE. I hope everyone remembers that when they are asked to make every effort to remove García from her lofty perch of power.”
That said, anyone still feeling grateful to Ms. Garcia for all her “hard work” saving Adult Ed can send her flowers to:
LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia,
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 24th Floor
However, Ms. Garcia shouldn’t expect anything right away since teachers, staff & admin are waiting to receive their first Unemployment checks…
To quote Frederick Douglas, the abolitionist, who was born a slave:
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must pay for all they get. If we ever get free from all the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal.” quote source: Wikiquote. photo source: Wikipedia.