‘Teacher jail’ for Ref Ro­driguez

Re “L.A. Unified blind­sided by charges against board pres­i­dent,” Sept. 15

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

If safety is a top pri­or­ity for the Los An­ge­les Unified School Dis­trict, then Board of Ed­u­ca­tion Pres­i­dent Ref Ro­driguez should im­me­di­ately join the ed­u­ca­tors in the LAUSD’s “teacher jail” un­til the felony charges against him are lit­i­gated.

Ro­driguez should not be lead­ing this dis­trict as school board pres­i­dent, should not have any con­tact with stu­dents or staff and should be placed un­der the ex­act same re­stric­tions and lim­i­ta­tions that teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors ac­cused of such im­proper con­duct would be. Bruce Gur­nick Northridge

Was I the only one blind­sided by the school board elec­tion two years ago? That Ro­driguez, co-owner of a char­ter school com­pany, was even able to run?

What­ever hap­pened to “con­flict of in­ter­est”? The gullible vot­ers, swayed by sup­port from bil­lion­aires fight­ing for the prof­it­mak­ing char­ters (funded by tax­pay­ers), helped elect a fox to guard the hen­house. Pla­naria Price Los An­ge­les

When did the new prochar­ter LAUSD board ma­jor­ity know that Ro­driguez was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for re­im­burs­ing cam­paign donors? Did they know be­fore they elected him board pres­i­dent?

For the best in­ter­ests of stu­dents, tax­pay­ers and the smooth run­ning of the trou­bled school dis­trict, I ask that the board name an act­ing pres­i­dent who is not un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. John Paul Drayer Sil­ver Lake

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