Yesterday, CWC bused in parents and supporters to protest in front of LAUSD and provide public comment during the meeting. CWC was not on the agenda and so the supporters used comment time during LAUSD facilities reports to plead their case to the board.
|CWC Mar Vista supporter addresses LAUSD board|
Last night, I was sitting on my couch watching the board meeting live on TV. CWC parents who I had seen before were on camera. There was a blogger mama, one of the people escorted off St. Gerard property, and Cwc "founding" parents I had met at DRNC meetings. I watched and listened as they made their impassioned pleas for their children and their school.
I saw parents, who just like me, care about their children, school and their community. People who are willing to fight for what they believe in. People who are willing to put their real name and their face behind their words.
Unfortunately, just like the co-location at Stoner, CWC really had no business at the meeting and was trying to force themselves where they aren't really wanted. When the CWC comments started, Deasy walked out and didn't return until the comments were done.
At this point, I don't know what they are fighting for. LAUSD has already made them two offers at other sites, but CWC is insisting on staying at Stoner. Does the CWC community really believe that things would be better if they stayed next year and brought in more traffic and safety problems?
The CWC administration missing the deadline might be a blessing in disguise.
Today is the last day of school.