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M-A teacher, school district settle dispute

Original post made on Oct 19, 2011

Menlo-Atherton High School algebra teacher Manuel Delgado has settled out of court with the Sequoia Union High School District in a dispute over teaching assignments and classroom accommodations.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:10 PM

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Posted by Michael
a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Shouldn't this guy be happy that he had a job in today's economy?

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Posted by Arch Conservative
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Educational PsychoBabble at it's finest.
How do psychiatrists get involved in teacher assignments?

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Posted by Sunshine
a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm

High school Algebra I is for those students who did not pass 8th grade Algebra,as stated by Susan Vickrey in the article. Anyone hired to teach Algebra has lower performing or less skilled students to teach, be they incoming 9th graders or 10th, 11th or 12th graders. Every student has to pass Algebra. Common knowledge - so why would Mr. Delgado think differently and sue the district!?

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Oct 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Arch Conservative - it's not your money. Yes, it's taxpayer money - paid to the government, & therefore, not your money, anymore.

I sympathize w/the teacher in that he is saddled w/health issues that are difficult & teaching is stressful. I also sympathize w/the school, because they need teachers who can handle a lot of stress. I am sure that there is more to this that we're not privy to.

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Posted by Interesting
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Oct 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Let's see if I have this correct:
A guy has been teaching 8th grade math for a long time, but now they decide he's more qualified to teach English and some BS "living skills" class than HS math, plus they drop him into classes filled with miscreants?

Sure sounds like he [portion removed, terms of use] the wrong person and is paying for it now.

Your tax dollars, hard at work!

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Posted by Unknown Person
a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Nov 2, 2011 at 9:22 pm

He's my math teacher. lol

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