Yvonne Katz, formerly supt. of Beaverton OR and Spring Branch TX school districts, embarrassing retiring Westview High principal Len Case.











Dan Wieden talks about the night he wrote "Just do It" to a fascinated Wesview High School Media Studies class in 2001.

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain conspires with OEA attorney Tom Doyle

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain conspires with OEA attorney Tom Doyle
Chamberlain's three-and-a-half year manipulation of teacher discipline case conceals misconduct of Linda Borquist and Hollis Lekas of the Beaverton School District while interfering with the outcome of a federal lawsuit in support of an attorney formerly employed by the Beaverton School District, Nancy Hungerford.

Oregon ALJ Andrea Sloan collaborates with TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain & OEA atty Tom Doyle

Oregon ALJ Andrea Sloan collaborates with TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain & OEA atty Tom Doyle
"First of its kind in Oregon" decision helps unethical lawyers manipulate federal law suit after Beaverton administrators violated teacher employment contract

Signing a confession to conceal misconduct and influence a federal law suit

Signing a confession to conceal misconduct and influence a federal law suit
Tom Doyle of the OEA collaborates with OAH lawyers and Vickie Chamberlain of the TSPC

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain makes finding based on secret "first of its kind" hearing

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain makes finding based on secret "first of its kind" hearing
Chamberlain's delay protects Nancy Hungerford, former attorney for the Beaverton Schools, who colluded with attorneys for the OEA and the state of Oregon to violate a teacher contract and deny due process in a federal civil suit.

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators

Leadership Academy for Beginning Principals
July 18, 19 and 20, 2007
Linfield College

The Faculty:

Linda Borquist, Academy Coordinator

Victor Musial, Field Operations Director, OSEA

Colin Cameron, Director of Professional Development,COSA

Jill O'Neil, Principal, Beaverton Middle School - OMLA President

Vickie Chamberlain, Executive Director, TSPC

Kris Olsen, Principal, McMinnville High School - OASSA President

Matt Coleman, Principal, Westview High School

Shannon Priem, Communication Services Director, OSBA

Vickie Fleming, Superintendent, Redmond SD 2J

Perla Rodriguez, Principal, Cornelius Elementary School - OMLA President

Shawna Harris, Field Representative, OSEA

Nanci Schneider, NWREL

Craig Hawkins, Communications Director, COSA

Valerie Sebesta, Oregon Education Association

Sally Leet, Principal, Oak Grove Elementary School - OESPA Past President

Brian Traylor, Principal, Corvallis Elementary School - OESPA President

Holly Lekas, Regional Administrator, Beaverton SD 48 Joe Wehrili, OSBA

Michael Carter, Superintendent, Rainier SD 13

Philip McCullum, Director Administrative Licensure, University of Oregon

Authentic evaluation legally dated

Authentic evaluation legally dated
signed by retiring principal Len Case

Post-dated Westview High School evaluation 2002-03

Post-dated Westview High School evaluation 2002-03
Entered fraudulently at Fair Dismissal Appeals Board hearing: Malcolm Dennis (forced resignation; secrecy agreement) and Chris Bick, signing principals

Investing in Oregon' s Community Colleges: Saving $ and improving equity; circumnavigating the "teachers" union

Higher Ed Reading List: Oregonians passed $755.6 million in community college bonds since 2006

greenteacher
Community college leaders don't have dance team moms or the eligibility of future D-1 recruits to distract from the education process.  The hierarchy is diminished at community colleges because the social foo-foo doesn't drive the agenda; as a result; kids (and their teachers) are treated more equitably. 
The CC system offers promise in helping Oregon (and the nation's) taxpayers circumnavigate the "teachers" unions and regain control of their poorly-performing public high schools. We could make places like PCC a working-man's Harvard with a little PDX-cellence. 
Students in their 3rd and 4th years of high school can (should) do vocational training, apprenticeships, community college or remediation. Everyone can learn to participate in our democracy and to earn a living. Many can be taught to contribute and some can be taught to lead. A lot of the time, we teachers just need to get out of the way. 
But the taxpayer should quit paying grown-ups with M.A. degrees to babysit study halls while veteran staff avoid the teaching rotation by supervising proms, coaching sports teams, and overseeing all the glamorous excesses of graduation. Eventually, the taxpayers will pay them all for life--but, meanwhile, administrators will pay the prom person and the sports coach much more than the algebra teacher.  It just works that way; those jobs, tellingly, are viewed as more important in our current education culture (just look at who ends up running things). School employees (often unintentionally) let a lot of good kids fall through the cracks while one All-American quarterback or one American Idol contestant gets media coverage. It just is.
So ramped-up funding for community colleges is a good idea for Oregon education and for Oregon taxpayers, but not without establishing accountability for the use of any public money (federal or state) earmarked for education. Worth noting is that the current director of Oregon's public schools is a former lobbyist for a corrupt "teachers" union.* It follows that state leaders continue to oversee education expenditures in much the same way they oversee the proficiency of public school administrators:
Superficially.

The Oregon Education Association: Where Labor Pays, the Union Rules, And Management Does What They Are Told

Former teachers union leader Lindsey Capps named Gov. Kate Brown's education adviser 

The OEA-T-M...where labor pays, the union rules, and management does what they are told.

Capps' appointment is a slap in the face to the taxpayers. Gov't accountability is slightly less evident in Somalia.

But Ms. Hammond seems intrigued by Mr. Capps' appearance and the deciders must have learned with Hollywood Rob Saxton that the media will swoon over the right education czar (hint: He shouldn't be black).

No dues-paying member should ever presume that OEA employees will ever provide the services for which they are paid. To discourage whistleblowers, the "teachers" union uses PERS lawyers who are connected at the hip to the Hungerford (Pass-theTrash) Law firm, AKA "attorneys for many Oregon school districts": www.StatesSponsoredTheft.blogspot.com

The answer to every problem is buy people's silence (with taxpayer money) or to smear any dissenting voices until they have no credibility.  Accountability is nonexistent and desperately needed school reform efforts are, in Oregon, reduced to smokescreens, courtesy of a "teachers" union that controls the state gov't. Only a fool or a bewitched reporter could miss that.

Lindsey Capps, who has been not a teacher but a fixer for a corrupt political organization, has become the top figure in Oregon public education.

To Betsy's delight.

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Janet Hogue, then CEO of the BSD's fundraising organization, the BEF...

Janet Hogue, then CEO of the BSD's  fundraising organization, the BEF...
...representing herself as superintendent.

Oct 06 letter from new BSD HR director Sue Robertson

Oct 06 letter from new BSD HR director Sue Robertson
...blocking access to evidence that would demonstrate Beaverton administrative misconduct.

Response to Sue Robertson, BSD HR chief, concerning false allegations to conceal misconduct

Response to Sue Robertson, BSD HR chief, concerning false allegations to conceal misconduct

Letter from Jennifer Hungerford, former Beaverton atty referencing BSD money manager Dan Thomas

Letter from Jennifer Hungerford, former Beaverton atty referencing BSD money manager Dan Thomas

Hollis Lekas, former Beaverton HR admin., June 2004 "complaint" to TSPC...

Hollis Lekas, former Beaverton HR admin., June 2004 "complaint" to TSPC...
...after waiting on FDAB results.

Justice delayed...

Justice delayed...

...is justice denied, Tom Doyle-style

...is justice denied, Tom Doyle-style

Former TSPC investigator Nisbet working unethically with Tom Doyle, OEA atty

Former TSPC investigator Nisbet working unethically with Tom Doyle, OEA atty
Her actions were designed to affect the outcome of a federal lawsuit. She lost her job consequently (Like me, she was small enough to fail). The improper use of TSPC "stipulations" and "pass-the-trash" deals effectively lets lawyers and bureaucrats in Oregon education play "God" with student welfare and teacher careers...

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain trying to work a "deal" with Doyle

TSPC director Vickie Chamberlain trying to work a "deal" with Doyle
Signing stipulations to protect BSD administrators who violated employment and civil rights laws

OEA Legal Conceals Fraud

OEA Legal Conceals Fraud
Mark Toledo tries to cover up for Tom Doyle

Former OEA President Larry Wolf denial of illegal civil suit filed by OEA atty Tom Doyle

Former OEA President Larry Wolf denial of illegal civil suit filed by OEA atty Tom Doyle
Wolf abdicates leadership of union's membership to OEA "Advocacy"