Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Rick Werlin, Libia Gil and Francisco Escobedo are still pals; the culture of silence continues at CVESD

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An open letter to Pam, Larry, Rick, Libby, and Francisco:

Pamela B. Smith
Larry Cunningham
Francisco Escobedo
Rick Werlin
Libia Gil

Congratulations to board members Pamela B. Smith and Larry Cunningham. You have done an excellent job of socializing new board recruits into CVESD's culture of silence. It seems Chula Vista Elementary School District maintains many of the policies of administrators Libia Gil and Rick Werlin all these years after they left under cloudy circumstances.

I found this on Rick Werlin's Facebook page:

Rick Werlin recently got me thinking about CVESD's culture of silence when I noticed the above image on Rick Werlin's Facebook page. It says, "Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack."

I have a sneaking suspicion that Rick Werlin's pals helped him haul all his baggage up to the attic, and now Rick tries not to think about all that stuff mouldering away just above his head.

Here's the problem, educators.

Even with a pal like new superintendent Francisco Escobedo, whom you can trust to maintain your system of secrecy, your issues aren't resolved.

In fact, even with your pal Daniel Shinoff using the taxpayer-funded courts in his five-year effort to shut down my website, your issues still aren't resolved. (That pesky Constitution is the problem. You thought being VIP educators trumped the Constitution, didn't you? Sorry, that only works within your school district.)

I would suggest that all of you unpack that baggage again in the context of a truth and reconciliation meeting.

Yours truly,
Maura Larkins

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