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September 25, 2018


Bruce Dickinson

Let's hope that Tuck is a little better than Mags when it comes to fiscal prudence.

The overpaying for Hooverville was a huge fiasco, all made worse by trying to ram through the approval of the school without due process of properly notifying the neighbors, allowing full public input and conducting extensive environmental studies (the neighbors sued BSD to a devastating effect until a very costly settlement was reached).

Capital improvement bonds, parcel taxes, and the donations to the non-for-profit Burlingame Community Education fund are what saved Mags' derriere and allowed her assistant Supe to take the fall.

This Dickinson never forgets!


The Daily Journal is reporting some timely stats:

Consistent with high levels of achievement historically, the Hillsborough City Elementary School District set the local pace for public school systems in scoring as 83 percent of students met or exceeded their English scores and 84 achieved similarly in math. School systems in Burlingame, San Carlos, Belmont and Redwood Shores replicated their high levels of achievement as well, again hitting marks in the 70s for meeting and exceeding expectations in both fields.

Not all districts improved though, as local high school district scores showed signs of slipping. Seventy-one percent of San Mateo Union High School District students met or exceeded their English standards, down 6 percent from the year prior while 51 percent achieved similarly in math, down 4 percent from last year.



Please keep this recommendation in mind now that the ballots are arriving in San Mateo County!


No HSR = John Cox for governor.


"Green Grass and High Times Forever."


CalMatters.org is reporting on Politico's reporting:

While the pandemic widened California’s educational achievement gap, the man charged with helping close it — Daniel Lee, the state’s first superintendent of equity — was more than 2,500 miles away in Philadelphia, where he lives and has a separate job, according to a bombshell Politico investigation.

It’s the latest report to cast scrutiny on Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, the state’s schools chief who hired Lee — his friend of more than two decades — for one of the education department’s highest-paid positions without publicly posting the job and despite Lee’s lack of experience in California or relationships with school districts.

Thurmond, who faces reelection next year, is also under fire for allegedly creating such a hostile and toxic work environment that nearly two dozen top officials have fled the state Department of Education since 2019. He also faced criticism earlier in the pandemic for largely remaining silent during the state’s debate over school reopening.
It's way past time to get rid of this guy Thurmond.

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