If you were at a Inglewood Unified School District board meeting, and were asked (coerced) into signing a mysterious petition, you may have been unintentionally signing your support to increase charter schools in Inglewood.
2UrbanGirls previously shared with you about a meeting where Joe Bowers, spouse of former IUSD board candidate Margaret Richards-Bowers, got into a shouting match with Ms. Bell, longtime IUSD critic, and was asked to leave by IUSD school police. It was during this same meeting that a Black Male Youth Academy representative shouted at LaTanya Kirk-Carter, about receiving a “cease and desist” and no longer being able to be on IUSD campuses.
It is critical to note that the founder of the BMYA was a former employee of IUSD working as the right hand to Kent Taylor and was also one of the primary spokespersons as to why Inglewood residents to vote YES on Measure GG. Did Kent Taylor flip the script to promote charters? Is that the REAL reason he was fired? It wouldn’t be so far-fetched since he is up to the same antics in neighboring Lennox School District.
While in the vestibule, Bowers was busy gathering signatures from attendees on the way out. 2UrbanGirls signed the petition as to see where it was headed. Bowers was also visibly upset when Ms. Bell came out to talk to the students from BMYA. He was overhead by 2UrbanGirls directing SJLI/BMYA staff to “keep the kids away from her (Bell)”.
Ironically, the Social Justice Learning Institute, vehicle for the BMYA, lists IUSD as a supporter on their website but received a cease and desist from LaTanya Kirk-Carter. Is the organization using the students in the BMYA to promote their agenda? Is IUSD funding them to do so?
Were residents duped into supporting the Bowers bid to bring Parent Revolution into Inglewood schools? Were those community forum and open letters by the Equity in Education Committee a rouse to gain false “community support” to empower Parent Revolution?
In an article posted on the LA Times website, discusses how parents in LA, Compton and Adelanto, all complained about signing petitions that weren’t clear and attending meetings where they were used to push the PR agenda. The March 2012 community forum was attended by IUSD advisory members Trina Williams and Arnold Butler, SJLI founder D’artagnan Scorza, former school board candidate Margaret Richards-Bowers, and Elliot Petty a former district 1 candidate who lost to Mike Stevens although he was supported by ally Danny Tabor. Doesn’t that whole lineup stink to high heaven?
Aren’t you glad a blog exists which holds archives of such occurrences?