The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Vince Carbino, Principal of South LA area Santee High School. He gets the award for the following.
Santee is on a track system, which means that for a portion of the student body the new school year started in July. Midway through the school’s eight week summer semester, however, it turned out that Principal Carbino hadn’t acquired the proper text books for a large number of the school’s academic classes. According to faculty members, his solution was to look through Santee’s stash of existing supplies and yank out textbooks he did have and then…Unbelievable. Joanne Jacobs calls this a travesty.
…change the subjects of 40 classes to entirely different subjects—that happened to match the text books Santee already had on hand.
This meant, for instance, that students who had been taking computer science for half the semester, suddenly found themselves taking (and I’m not kidding about this)….cooking.
Among the changes was an AP Class changed to cinema.(In all 12 AP classes were switched to non-AP subjects) When parents and students protested, Carbino called the police. Why this story hasn't been picked up my the media(The link is to USC journalism website)is beyond me. Where is the LA Times? Where is the School board? People should be up in arms.
What a sorry state of affairs in California, and apparently few people care. TFM cares, and I name Vince Carbino today's Knucklehead of the Day. Put that on your resume, Principal.
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