by Lauren Madow Deputy Editor| Neon Tommy - the online publication of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism | http://bit.ly/10yvs9J
LAUSD Board of Ed has a new leader (Colin, via Wikimedia Commons)
July 2, 2013 | 4:08 p.m. PDT :: On mayor Eric Garcetti's second day in office, the L.A. Unified Board of Education chose Richard Vladovic, currently the subject of a LAUSD investigation for sexual harassment, as its new President.
The allegations of sexual harassment were made by two employees, one male and one female.
"People's jobs were threatened. People were harassed. People expressed (incidents) of sexual harassment. People indicated that they were guided, coerced and directed to hire or not fire employees who had otherwise-concerning backgrounds," another employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Daily News.
Vladovic has been the Board's San Pedro-area representative since 2007. He is a veteran administrator of Los Angeles-area schools, having worked as a teacher, principal and superintendent of the West Covina Unified School District.
In a close vote, four of seven Board members voted Vladovic in to replace Monica Garcia, who served six one-year terms, the Los Angeles Times reported.
For an analysis of the "mini-dramas at L.A. United," see the Los Angeles Times.
For more Neon Tommy coverage of LAUSD, go here.
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- If there is any objectivity in this re-reportage, I haven’t found it yet. Repeating unsubstantiated allegations isn’t the kind of journalism that should be taught in a major university. This article gives “hatchet-jobs” a bad name. …or “Fox News” a good one.
- There is no original reporting, everything in the article is cut-and-pasted from another source. (It is true that 4LAKids does this sometimes – but my editorializing isn’t disguised as journalism – and I kinda-sorta know what I’m writing about.)
- The quoted allegations are repeated third-hand from someone quoting someone else on conditions of anonymity.
- That Dr. Vladovic is a USC alumnus is strangely missed.
- And the referred-to source material is misquoted:
- NEON TOMMY: In a close vote, four of seven Board members voted Vladovic in to replace Monica Garcia, who served six one-year terms, the Los Angeles Times reported.
- CITED LA TIMES PIECE: “He (Vladovic) won on a 5-2 vote.”
- The Times piece is correct.
- 5-2 isn't a “close vote”, it’s a landslide.
- Neon Tommy wasn't close either.