Educational Institutions: Misconduct, Cover Ups, and Impact

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Let’s Speak Up Taking a Stand on Education, Parenting, Misconduct, Accountability, and More

How Predatory Teachers Stay on the Job

The Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista investigated a male teacher last year for sexual misconduct following reports made by at least three students. After the investigation [...]

The Pervasive Drug Abuse by our Students

According to the 2017 Healthy Kids Survey, “ … approximately 11.3% of the seniors at LCC reported using LSD, 74% alcohol, almost 60% marijuana, and over 60% vaping devices.  Reports from Torrey [...]

Our Student Voices: We’re imprisoned

Intrigued by my campaign message to "Empower Students," another District student stopped by to talk with me.  She preferred I did not use her real name for fear of retaliation so, for purposes of [...]

When will it be true?

“We can't keep brushing over this shit. it's not ok. If something bad happens at school, We should be able to talk about it, We should be heard and supported. We say mental health is a [...]

Recall to Resignation

What can you do to make your recall successful? I would like to share with you the strong arguments we used to push for her resignation. A resignation is greatly preferred as you do not have to [...]

Recall Process, Resources, and Budget

Following publication of Recall to Resignation, many community members requested additional information on the recall process as it relates to their school board members. We have learned that [...]

Special Interest Groups at SDUHSD

Endless power struggles and political infighting on the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees have deteriorated the well-being of our students and robbed the community of [...]

Guide, Don’t Ground!

As a mother, since Sabrina was five, I sought to create a constructive conflict resolution process for us.  I did not believe in punishment or the traditional method of ‘grounding.’ Rather, I [...]

Risks and Rewards in Speaking Up

"I lost my church. I lost my closest friends as a result of advocating for survivors who had been victimized by similar institutional failures in my own community. I lost every shred of privacy. [...]

Let’s Speak Up Mission and Motivation

“No one should be afraid to speak up when children are bullied and violated,” said Lea Wolf, co-founder of Let’s Speak Up. “We need to empower children and become their voice when needed, so [...]

Mandated Reporters!

School officials and personnel fail to protect children despite extensive federal and state laws guiding them to report incidents of discrimination, assault, bullying and abuse. By law, they are [...]

When Can We Expect Positive Changes?

Something that is crystal clear to me is that conflict arises from problems that are ignored, dismissed, and mismanaged. The solution, no matter the challenge is to face problems head-on and [...]

A Conflict of Interest

For 7-years, former teachers’ union president, Bob Croft, was employed by the District but did not teach in the classroom. Croft was paid a full teacher’s salary from school funds to the extent [...]

In a word…”LEADERSHIP”

Our Board lacks accountability, transparency, and integrity.  The Board's majority has made many poor decisions.  Backed by special interest groups, the Board has made reckless decisions that [...]

Our Commitment to Students

“Taxpayers and students need an independent representative who will look out for their interests… a parent of a district student…with fresh ideas. Lea is an outspoken voice for students and [...]

What does it mean to Empower Students?

To empower students means to see the world from their perspective, to provide guidance, tools and the opportunity to learn from struggle, challenge, and mistakes—all done with patience and [...]

Freedom of Speech is Violated

Freedom of speech is violated, but current SDUHSD board members walk out...leadership? When attending the SDUHSD Board Meeting major issues arose ... Yesterday, on Thursday November 1st, I [...]

Untying the Ropes of Silence

Speaking up: an action that empowers, liberates, and instills confidence in us. Yet, strings interwoven with fear and anxiety chain us into our safe zone-- silence. These strings bind us, leaving [...]

SDUHSD Violates Freedom of Speech

During my attendance of SDUHSD Board Meeting with new leadership of Dr. Haley, I was shocked …The Board Walked Out… Four of the five current board members in attendance attempted to silence her [...]

From Horror to Hope

“Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” Quote is taken from the movie Breakthrough

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