March 23, 2012
California Spanish Teacher and Two Boys
(Montebello, California) This week, 42-year-old Spanish teacher at Roosevelt High School, Gabriela Cortez, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on six felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with two male students.
Roosevelt High School is the flagship of Partnership for L.A. Schools, the pet project of Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa.
The Partnership focuses on turning around the lowest-performing schools in LAUSD.Cortez remains free on bail. (More....)
We'd like to take this opportunity to point out this incident only offers proof that the organization mission--to create schools where "students experience more personalized attention from teachers"--is being carried out dutifully.
Prosecutors say that between January 2009 and November 2010 Cortez had sex with two male students, ages 16 and 17 at the time, at her home in Montebello.