(Mensaje se repite en Español) Veteran LAUSD Crenshaw High School teacher teacher Iris Stevenson has been cooling her heals in teacher jail at LAUSD for the crime of having taken her students to an event out of state without having signed LAUSD permission slips.
had parent permission and the prestigious trips she
has taken her
students on in the past have always been approved, this time she
has been put in "teachers' jail" since December 2013, because she
failed to get pro forma permission.
This is a completely unjustified use of incarcerating a teacher, since housing teachers should only be used when the teacher represents a threat to student safety and this form of isolation is necessary to allow a timely investigation to take place to determine if in fact the teacher threatens student safety as per the California Education Code.
This was not the case with Ms. Stevenson
nor is it the case with the vast majority of teachers who are being "housed" around LAUSD
for the sole purpose of intimidating them into retirement.