By now you're aware that we heckle LAUSD. Before you defend us, by saying we offer solutions. Our solutions are absurdest and really are just an extension of our heckling. I just read Seth Godin's recent article on heckling and how to handle it
"But there is a strategy that works. Acknowledge and move on. When the heckler announces that you're incompetent, unqualified or hardly ready to step forward, think, "oh." And then proceed. You give it no purchase. No opportunity to escalate. Each jibe is met with "noted." Over time, the heckler gets quieter, because it just isn't worth the effort." -Seth Godin (via Seth's Blog) track back
Here's why we heckle and will continue to.
- Even if we want to take responsibility for something at LAUSD, we are stepping on someone's toes and we get shut down. A closed organization/person will get heckled.
- Heckling is a response of a disenfranchised agent who sees a problem but is given immensely challenging odds to do something about it.
- Heckling is a way for someone at the bottom of the Pyramid to alert something being wrong and hope the top can communicate its intention or change a policy.
- Heckling takes time but is an effective outlet to exercise the frustrations of working with the district and lets us get back to being productive.
- Heckler's pray that they are never taken at face value, we know better than anyone how low the heckled would fall in our esteem if they engaged at our level.
- We heckle because we care. Because the missionS of public education are too important not to be engaged.