Charter schools get significant support
Original post made on Mar 23, 2010
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on Mar 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm
I find the Almanac's decision to repackage this story under the banner - Charter Schools Get Significant Support - very troubling. The real story here, and the only thing the Almanac hasn't addressed other than allowing comments to be posted in this forum, is the issue of how the BoT went about wiring the job for an insider. There are no new facts in this article; they all appeared in previous ones, including the intelligence insulting quotes from Martinez. Why hasn't the Almanac pursued the issues of possible Brown Act violations and the impending law suit as news? Why hasn't the Almanac interviewed Dr. Gemma about all of this? Why hasn't the Almanac interviewed Ms. Martinez about this? The issue at hand isn't charter schools or performing arts centers or preference surveys. The issues are: Is the BoT properly taking care of the public's business? and Has the BoT unnecessarily limited the scope of the search to find the best possible choice for Superintendent?
on Mar 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm
There is some new material here: telling that 29% of responses came from district employees. That should have been a red flag to any board member who was awake.
on Mar 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm
I agree with WhoRUPeople -- This is not a Charter School issue, this is a governance issue. I am one of the 95 respondents and did not find this to be a meaningful survey meant to garner public opinion, it read like a request to affirm the District's current direction.
And if 29% of the respondents stated they are District Employees, how many more respondents are District EEs filling out the survey again??
Also, who was the one dissenting BoT vote on holding the closed session? That was the one member who acted like a public trustee.