As I mentioned in an earlier article today, I had been asked by readers to dig deeper on the original Facebook event calling for a teacher strike or ‘Walk Out’ that was taken over and altered into the NCAE Organize 2020 ‘Walk In’ debacle we have going on in various incarnations state-wide.
So I dug around. The Huffington Post featured him in their article about the event, but didn’t bother to do any follow-up on him. The HuffPo noted that Mike Ladidadi was not his real name and it definitely is not because it’s Mike Lardieri.
I have altered the screen grab to remove the names of the other individuals.
Lardieri is apparently a real estate broker in the Wilmington, North Carolina area. As far as I can tell, this man has no horse in the teacher grievances race other than he himself thinks they aren’t being treated fairly. The lack of activity by him on the original event and on his own page doesn’t seem to have any recent activity on the walk out he started either. The last entry is October 2nd.
There are common denominators between the two events and, from information I am now getting, it is looking like perhaps the original event was hijacked and re-routed into the ‘Walk In’ version by the NCAE and their member led group Organize 2020. There is also quite a bit of overlap in participants between the Walk Out and the Walk In.
One reader emailed me that a set of Kindergarten teachers were the ones who picked it up and ran with it, while another said it was all NCAE driven. Either way, I’d like to sort this out and ask anyone reading this who know how Ladidadi/Lardieri’s Facebook event was picked up by teachers and then turned into the ‘Walk In’ we see today to reach out and contact me or put up a comment.