Dr Vincent Mattew -
he talks a good talk - but has failed
to walk the walk - it is time he wakes up to reality -
his first statements made to address the many
concerns facing the SF Unified School District
have not materialized.
Every single day - some parent - some one that I know - calls me - pleading to help them solve some serious problems - linked to our Public - Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in the Southeast Sector of San Francisco and all over San Francisco.
These schools come under the State of California - that has been slow to fund the schools.
Failed to make some much required " needs assessment " - Principals appointed and responsible of these schools are put in harms way.
More - putting the health of the Principals in harms way - and revealing an " eye sore " condition - the must be dealt with on a War Footing.
The harm done trickles down to some class rooms - where pandemonium reigns - complicated - when come children who need " special caring " - disrupt the entire class - each and every day.
We have 8000 students who are homeless - and over 3000 who have serious - mental issues. The plight of the students is well known - the silence is - deafening.
A team of Psychologists and Psychiatrists - must deal with these issues mentioned above.
The many teachers and Principals - of these schools confounded and at their wits end. The turn over of teachers - is mind boggling - and no one seems to care.
To make matters worse parents who must nurture and train their children - expect the teachers to be " parents " and look after the children.
Many of the children - coming from homes -who live in despicable condition. 20 and even 25 people with children - living in a one and two bed room.
Many of the children from these dysfunctional homes - have children who are ill-trained, misbehaving for years on end - disrupting classes, abusing the teachers - spouting words Fs and Bs - and I have seen this all - and even more.
I am shocked - to say the least.
The many Safety Officers assigned to the schools - each have a story to tell.
The current situation mostly points to lack of leadership and caring - more the responsibility of the SF Unified School District - the head - Dr Vincent Mattews - and his minions the so called Administrators or Supervisors - spending inordinate hours - wasting their time - talking too much - who are NOT capable of making a quick needs assessment - and resolving problems.
Missing also viable and sustainable models - that must be implemented - taking into considering the changing demographics.
The dysfunctional families - stress factors that have families begging for help - violence, shooting and killings, children ganged up on - hundreds of cases every single month.
The parents bidding their time - while the children - their welfare - their eduction - is in peril - thrown to the wind.
The standards prevailing at the Parochial Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools - make progress - even though many of these favored and privilege schools face some of the same problems - facing the SF Unified School District.
Somehow, there has been no movement - to share models and concepts - NO interaction - more, to aid and bring about much needed change and adaptation.
One needs to have a vision but more than than a vision - one has to have their heart in the right place.
Those that purport - to be in the education field - lack spirituality - do not have their heart in the right place.
Many pussyfooting - involved with " dark money " and are corrupt.
Not all but a few " bad apples " - tarnish our Public Educational System - and those in charge - are looking the other way.
Others use the SF Unified School District to move up the crooked ladder - one of them Shamann Walton - who was the President of the SFUSD and did a lousy job.
Now as the District 10 Supervisor - he is looked upon as a JOKER - he hails from Vallejo but insists he has worked in the community - never seen him in the trenches - a transplant - who must go back from where in came - some putrid - cesspool.
Parents more single mother and fathers - get NO help from the SF Unified School District.
The many so called " Wellness Centers " can only do so much.
All the while those on the SF Unified School District Board - talk the talk but cannot walk the walk.
Each time they open their dirty mouth - they go on and on - while the Public is limited to a measly two minutes. Anytime you limit the time during Public Comment - you fail - once the least amount of time one would get was three minutes - and if one was speaking to the point - a question was asked by the Chair - and the dialogue was holistic.
Now, we are dealing with devils - devils who are EVIL.
One must just watch the long drawn, much winded empty agenda - hot air and diatribe.
The SF Unified School District puts on a display - which can be viewed on SFGOV TV.
The many shameless deliberations - beating round the bush.
The end result - drab decisions - with parents, supporters, others - bad mouthing the SF Unified School Board - out of sheer frustration and more.
One has just to listen to the complaints - the complaints fall on deaf ears - those sitting as SF Unified School Board members - listen - it goes out from one ear out the other - then these vermin go about their business - in a nonchalant manner.
Recently - I was forced to insert myself - canceling many important meetings - to find for myself - why was there so much turmoil at the Visitation Valley Elementary School.
I have visited that school many time over 40 years - and have fond memories working with many past Principals. Today, more in the last 15 years the demographics have changed - and recently divisiveness of the worst order has crept in.
Parents protesting -
having no clue what they are protesting about -
many led to protest - by one single Chinese teacher.
More - coming from a few Chinese parents who are listening to one Chinese teacher - who has an attitude and makes disparaging remarks - called the Black Principal, Black students - names N****** and other demeaning names.
In her class she does not one single Black child - which speaks volumes.
How this good be - looking at the demographics and needs of children of color - more Black children.
Some one must zero in on this Chinese teacher at Visitation Valley Elementary school and the teacher sent for some classes - more related to " implicit bias " and more understanding and working with a diverse population - and find out more.
If this teaches finds San Francisco and our American values too much - she can go to some place that will accept her divisiveness that we will NOT tolerate. She is put on notice - and she is the one who has started the on going nonsense - and think she can get away with MURDER in broad daylight.
Many of the constituents that I have known for over 30 years - others for over 35 years - vouch for the Principal April Scott.
Yet - the SF Unified School District has been listening to some parents of Chinese origin and others who are Latinos - who fail to train, nurture their own children - blame the Principal - for one singular reason - because she is Black.
April Scott has worked as a teacher and in Management at many schools - including being a Vice-Principal - every year being evaluated and passing with flying colors.
At Visitation Valley Elementary School - Principal April Scott has evaluated all the teachers - most of them have met the base-line standards.
A few have not. One of them a Chinese teacher - who has been bossing too many people - including the workers and volunteers and they have expressed their concerns to me - in person. If it was one or two - I would accept the situation at hand - but when we have as many as 50 - it is a problem.
Principal April Scott - has done what is needed to be done - and has gone out of her way - as most Principals do - more, to serve the students - at Visitation Valley Elementary School.
Often dipping into her own pocket - and serving the students - keeping receipts - so that Accountability and Transparency can be maintained.
She has NOT been reimbursed - and she is not concerned about this fact - her allegiance - comes first to the children that she loves.
Principal April Scott has made too many sacrifices - there can be NO sacrifice unless there is LOVE.
The SF Unified School District - must stop having long unnecessary meetings - forcing many Principals to attend meeting where there is no action - less sound goals - and even for sure - much needed - time-lines.
Principals cannot be forced to do all the heavy lifting - while those at the top the Superintendent who must be ashamed of himself - and his minions - who tap themselves on their own behinds - and have us all - failed decent, hard working, tax paying - San Franciscans.
I will be attending with a large delegation - one of the SF Unified School Board meetings.
We all - will send in our resumes - and the SF Unified School Board - should be ready for the " fire-works ".
For too long you knuckle heads - have been given a pass - but that time is over.
It is disgraceful that you do not have a system where you can adjudicate a case - such as that of April Scott - who has all the qualification, been evaluated and passed for the last many years - she has been in the education field - Principal April Scott - has very deep roots advocating for children - and inherited much from her parents who were stellar - advocates.
Principal April Scott comes from a good Black family of advocates - and has fallen prey to gossip, innuendoes from some parents more Chinese and Latino.
Wild tales, blame - gaming, ganging - the worse type of behavior - that should not be coming from some parents endorsed by Management - who are pandering to some dubious and nefarious elements - linked to the SF Unified School District (SFUSD).
The SF Unified School District has chosen to conduct " straw polls " with select groups of Management - wasting their time - as the expense of the tax payers. Straw polls to find out who is fit to be a Principal - whether a contract should be approved or not - and all for the wrong - reasons.
Begging us San Franciscans - for a " rainy day fund " established by Tom Ammiano - who is still alive and watching the circus - going on at the SF Unified School District.
Recently Supervisor Sandra Fewer - who served well at the now dysfunctional SFUSD - and is now the Chair of the SF Budget - has fought hard to garner - millions of dollars - to help the SFUSD - but, has NO clue about issues such that linked to Principal April Scott.
She should find out more - and take some interest - and bring some solution to the situation at hand.
The Superintendent has NOT cared to visit the Visitation Valley Middle School - less cared to make a needs assessment - to address the chronic issues in some of the classrooms - linked to faulty screening and more - at Visitation Valley Middle School.
Dr. Vincent Mattews - brags he is from the Bayview Hunters Point, District 10 - says, he lived in District 11 - is Black and must be ashamed of himself - considering he has done little - and has created a cesspool - since choosing to come to the SF Unified School District for all the wrong - reasons.
I know his mother- who is a good person.
This Superintendent Vincent Mattews - should review is own initial assessment when he was chosen as Superintendent - SFUSD.
Check out how much he has attained - linked to his own goals and time- lines - his assuming the position of Superintendent - the SF Unified School District - a bad choice as far as I am concerned.
Read on to find out for yourself :
For too long - some of us advocates - have given House Negros a pass.
Many of the House Negros - more sell outs - embedded at the San Francisco Unified School District.
These House Negros must be ashamed of themselves - failing to acknowledge many good teachers and Principals who are Black and have done due diligence and have fallen prey to poor accountability and transparency.
Anyone can talk the talk - but few can walk the walk.
I can say from deep experience - those who do NOT have their heart in the right place - cannot be helpful - that is the case at the SF Unified School Board.
TheSuperintendent Vincent Mattews - acting nonchalant - listening to the parents and others - failing to be deeply concerned about the education of our children in San Francisco - at the SFUSD - he looks the other way.
Black children in San Francisco - more in our SF Unified School District - so called " special education " - do better than those in regular classes.
Thousands of children have fallen prey to the SF Unified School District - hundreds of teachers and many Principals - some have chosen not to bring their concerns to the right authorities.
The time has come to - take the culprits to task - going for the jugular. We must - not waste anytime is courts. Time to protest in front of their homes - and take the on going nonsense - to the digital world and expose the culprits - more House Negros.
This article is one of many to come. We are watching you all like a - H A W K .