"We have no money. We're a non-profit. We don't have a rich guy that even [sic] gives us extra." — Marco Petruzzi (CEO Green Dot [Public] Schools) lying to children about astronomical donations by Eli Broad, William Gates III, The Walton Family, Reed Hastings, Donald Fischer, et al.
In response to that scoundrel Petruzzi's quote in Howard Blume's latest piece.
The well heeled Marco Petruzzi pays himself a staggering $215,742 a year and then has the nerve to talk about "a fight for resources amongst the poor?" How absolutely despicable and disingenuous is that? He also pays Steve Barr $198,855 and has been known to give out gifts to his cronies like Ben Austin $94,475 (2007 990 PII-A) for "consulting." What a lucrative gig! How magnanimous of these wealthy white men to consider the poverty they so gleefully take advantage of.
Sadly most of this newly allocated money for special education will be pocketed by these charter charlatans while they outsource these children's' education and further marginalize them by separating them from their siblings and peers. To be sure Vielka McFarlane, Marco Petruzzi, Caprice Young, and all the other vultures are probably meeting with their financial advisors right now to see how they can turn this latest windfall from the taxpayers into a personal bonanza.
Charter-voucher executives are rolling in the money while anti-teacher goons criticize unions for providing 50-60K a year jobs to people who actually work with children. Go figure. Results? Let's talk results. Green Dot sports three schools with the lowest 100 APIs in the County. They also feature five schools in the lowest 35 average SAT scores in the County. So much for the private sector.