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Substitute teachers flooding Oakland schools

There are 7 comments on the Inside Bay Area story from Mar 21, 2009, titled Substitute teachers flooding Oakland schools. In it, Inside Bay Area reports that:

Lynnette Calvin-Epps has the daunting task of supervising the Oakland school district's substitute teaching force.

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Indiana Jones

United States

#1 Mar 24, 2009
one of the prerequisites to teaching in Oakland is knowing how to speak ebonics.
Indiana Jones

United States

#2 Mar 24, 2009
stuff like: ask you=axe you, fifty=fity
the hard stuff, chetterling=chitlin
Aqua Marine

United States

#3 Feb 18, 2011
Lynette Calvin-Epps claims u have to be able to speak
ebonics to be a successful teacher in Oakland
schools....Hogwash to think all Black people believe
in ebonics as to be their legacy......

Ms Calvin-Epps is also rude, outspoken, arrogant and
insulting as the Substitute Placement Clerk for the
Oakland schools...She doesn't deserve the job even...
Mohamed Elmesewdy

United States

#5 Feb 20, 2011
I ran into Ms Lynette Calvin-Epps at a training for government employees. She reminded me of Paulette
G Terrell who I used to work with at the SF Mint.
I am not sure who was the bigger phony- Paulette or
Lynette???? Both of them are jokes to their
respective professions at their respective school
districts....Lynette works @ Oakland USD as a
Substitute Placement Clerk and Paulette works at
San Francisco USD as a Fiscal Services Director....
They both have such arrogant, overbearing
attitudes that it makes u so sick to your stomach just putting up with them.....much less working with them on a daily basis (ugh).....
Child please

Oakland, CA

#6 Apr 26, 2011
Indiana Jones, Aqua Marine and your various alias need know that, while Ms Calvin-Epps is indeed rude, arrogant and possibly unqualified, you, my friend, seem equally inept. I am living proof that you need not speak Ebonics to teach in Oakland. You do need patience, flexibility and a sense of humor. Get some!
Aqua Marine

United States

#7 Apr 26, 2011
Child please wrote:
Indiana Jones, Aqua Marine and your various alias need know that, while Ms Calvin-Epps is indeed rude, arrogant and possibly unqualified, you, my friend, seem equally inept. I am living proof that you need not speak Ebonics to teach in Oakland. You do need patience, flexibility and a sense of humor. Get some!
Label me "inept" , Child please, for speaking the truth. You are
a poorly paid at-will lackey and brown-nosing sycophant without
a doubt. I have more patience, flexibility and humor than you
could ever gain over a lifetime because you sell yourself to a phony
fuddy-duddy like Lynette who is a cheap shot at helping African
Americans obtain racial equality by advocating ebonics and being the token silent minority in a district which has been plagued by
corruption, bankruptcy and mismanagement. Lynette is a continuation of this past mismanagement and incompetence and if
you patronize her, you have also stooped and risen to the highest
level of your own ineptness and incompetence.
Child please

Oakland, CA

#8 Apr 26, 2011
I could have called you worse. Please re-read my post (or have someone read it to you). I actually agreed with you about Lynette. You DID pass the CBEST, right? Fortunately for me, subbing was a temporary stop. I now make 5x as much and work 3 days/week, but wondering who pissed in your cheerios? Hopefully you have moved on and have found peace in your final years. I'm out, so don't bother..... unless you're lonely and sad. I won't be reading your rant, anyways. May the force be with you.:)

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