Government schools want guided tours, a set agenda and only happy faces--the truth can never by told about the conditions that cause a statewide drop out rate approaching 40%.
"What will that mean for Kearny? I wanted to find out by shadowing the school nurse to see what she did. The nurse was OK with the idea. But after a week of going back and forth with Laura Bellofatto, one of the Kearny principals, I was told in an email that "we are not moving forward with the visit."
Why? I still don't know. Getting shut out of schools happens to me much more often than I'd like. While California law does not require journalists to register with the principal to gain access to a school, San Diego Unified policies give principals the ultimate say over whether journalists are allowed in."
Parents need to insist that any principal that refuses to allow journalists on the school grounds needs to be fired. The schools belong to the public, not the employees.
I would suggest to the writer that she publish the name of every principal who says no to a visit, the taxpayers and parents have a right to know who is hiding the truth and facts.