I read your article the other day about the possible closure and consolidation of schools within the Inglewood Unified School District and there was so much to digest I felt the urge and obligation to submit a second letter regarding this matter as it appears that this pandemic of “omission” of facts and truth has leaked from the 9th floor of Inglewood City Hall ,right to the front steps of Inglewood Unified School District.
2UrbanGirls these actions by IUSD shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, the handwriting has been on the wall for a long time, if you were inclined enough to pay attention , affordable housing developer’s have been salivating for years to wrestle control of IUSD vast swaths of land under the rouse and charade of building ” affordable housing” .
In fact 2UrbanGirls, it was your blog that began to expose the scheme in real time whether you realize it or not.
The same blog that politicians regularly dismiss as ‘that little blog’ that lacks credibility, despite the fact you have a proven track record of being more right than wrong, and in my opinion, much more fairer in presenting a balance view of the issues based on facts.
Well opinions can be debated but facts are facts and the fact of the matter is and it shouldn’t be lost on anyone that we did in fact did have a former school board member whom recieved a quite hefty campaign donation from an affordable housing developer back in 2015.
He received the $20,000 before leasing or selling surplus land at IUSD was an option or on anyone’s radar.
Coincidence much ? I think not.
It also shouldn’t be lost on anyone , that IUSD attempted to close Warren Lane 2 years ago like thieves in the night in order to execute this same scheme until they got unexpected pushback from the community.
Again let us not forget, Ed Roski, the former owner of the Los Angeles Kings , whom has alleged ties to our Assemblywoman Autumn Burke proposed the same type of project at Morningside High school, until your blog reported this action being executed by the State and County appointed Superintendent, Dr. Erika Torres and the Board of trustees and mysteriously disappeared from the School Board meeting agenda and til this day has not come back to the board for consideration.
Maybe it’s me but I’d like to consider myself a pessimistic optimist in the sense that I firmly believe these school closures aren’t about low birth rates, but underutilized land because mark my words, more baby’s will be birthed but you can’t build more land and it’s quite easy to steal land from poor black and brown people if we’re not paying attention.
Don’t let them fool you this isn’t about saving IUSD. This is simply and purely about a fire sale of IUSD land and greedy developer’s planting the seeds for a large payday at taxpayers expense.