DoingTheRightThing

eastlaker Sept. 7, 2013 @ 7:48 p.m.

Painting over the windows--what better illustration can there be of the hucksterism that is on display for all to see. Yes, I am sure that the graphic is sharp and the intent was to make great photos and film footage out of it...the superficial trumping the actual substance.

Let's hope that Arne Duncan is smart enough to see when he is being sold a bill of goods.

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anniej Sept. 7, 2013 @ 6:35 p.m.

Employees of SUHSD - it is clearly obvious to the community that all is NOT WELL with SUSD - if you want to help bring about change - return our classrooms to the students and teachers and out of the hands of Ed Brand and those board members who are choosing to ignore the obvious then please share this website, and these articles. Encourage others to come and share 'facts' - Together we can do this!!!!!!!!!

The READER and Ms. Luzzaro have for several years provided the South Bay with the facts about our community. When you see a new article here or on the Star News website, or others share it and comment.

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anniej Sept. 7, 2013 @ 6:08 p.m.

Livetoknit1 - don't ya just love modern day technology!!!!!

New READER article up by Susan Luzzaro - SUHSD backs off Alliant University

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livetoknit1 Sept. 7, 2013 @ 5:57 p.m.

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Richard Grove doesn't have his admin. credential you can all look at it for yourself.

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anniej Sept. 7, 2013 @ 5:34 p.m.

ya heard - some very troubling info shared regarding South Bay Community Services, I am now second guessing that the Alliant recruiting was all just a big mistake. I am wondering if a thorough investigation needs to be asked for.

Regarding BB having an imposing nature - my daddy use to have a saying "the bigger they are the harder they fall". Can you see his shadow, it seems to be leaning all of a sudden - hmmmm listen you may soon here the call ------- TIMBER!!!!

It is important that specifics be shared with an entity that will expose it. You can remain anonymous!

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Teacher11 Sept. 7, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m.

Let’s go back to the red windows. Who is this painter? Does he have a valid contractor’s license? Does he have Workman’s comp.? Has he filed his general liability insurance naming suhsd as additionally insured? Did he submit his commercial vehicle insurance? Were proper W-9 tax forms filled out and submitted? These are standard procedures but it sounds like Mr. Bleisch doesn’t follow procedures. Someone may want to look into this. Putting students and faculty at risk by having someone on campus who is not properly qualified is inexcusable.

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anniej Sept. 7, 2013 @ 5:24 p.m.

knowthetruth - now, now you have failed to realize why Granger lost the 30 points, it was because BB was not there to lead the 'dawgs' and steer them right as only he can do - just ask him, he will tell you""""""

erupting - let me be clear, charters are not the money makers for Brand that he has made our district. Brand is known as a bully, the board members are being referred to as his pawns with the exception of Lopez and now Quinonez - I know that many still hold out hope for McCann stepping up, we will see. Brand, will not survive - he is feared and hated by his employees - his letters and speeches, the rah rah, rah dispised and ridiculed - thrown in the trash or hung up on. Results wise - nothing! Ability to work with surrounding districts and government officials - non existent. I wonder what it is like to walk into a Chamber meeting and have its members talk behind your back? Other than those looking to ride his coat tails TEMPORARILY - do they realize it is only temporary, that Brand is gone within a year and what happens to them then, oh my they may have to remove kissing up as their major job objective and actually work, BB's assistant and BB will have to meet at Starbucks for that book writing venture.

So you see there is light at the end of this tunnel - and with each month it is getting brighter and brighter. We must all vow to meet and raise our lemonades, Long Island ice teas, or glasses of milk and toast to INTEGRITY - something this district has not shared in an awfully long long time,

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oskidoll Sept. 7, 2013 @ 3 p.m.

Thank you, yaheard. That description of Mr. Bleisch certainly fits with the tone and tenor of chulavistaresident's first post on this story September 5 at 1:19 in the a.m. Talk about bully and berating! Greenville got his number and idenity on this blog, I do believe.

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yaheard Sept. 7, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Spoken exactly like one of those who receives the premium classes and the 1/6th pay rate for being a yes- (wo)man. Some of the best teachers at CPM have been ousted for calling Bleisch on his unethical practices.

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yaheard Sept. 7, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m.

This is what the community needs to know about Bleisch.

  1. He coerces students and their parents into forced attendance recovery through after school tutoring and Saturday schools. He tells parents and students that if they don't attend and make up an absence they will be dropped to independent study. This is how CPM's attendance percentages have increased so much. While it is true that the kids should make up absences, using bully tactics to frighten parents and students into submission is unacceptable. I would love to see him try to manipulate and intimidate parents on the East Side who generally have a more comprehensive understanding of the system and are usually more informed about their students' rights. Consider that recovering attendance through after school or Saturday school doesn't mean the students are actually recovering time missed in math, English, science, or history class. It means that the school is receiving lost ADA for the periods that child was absent. The real data that needs to be examined is CPM's actual attendance and not cleared attendance.

  2. Bleisch has sacrificed teaching content in core area classes to improve test scores in English. Social studies teachers have been directed to teach a reading intervention program during their history classes instead of teaching the California State Standards or Common Core Standards. Shouldn't CPM students be learning what the state and district have mandated? Remember, the content and skills these courses teach is essential for transitioning into high school A-G classes, AP classes, and IB classes. Or does Bleisch not really care if students are prepared for their futures as long as CPM's test scores go up? Would any principal on the East Side get away with this?

  3. Bleisch has consistently been accused by teachers and counselors of bullying. These are teachers from Granger, MVH, CPM, and even teachers on special assignment at the district office. Anyone who challenges him faces an uncertain future. Teachers who have raised questions about his management decisions are transferred out, but only after receiving humiliating text messages at 2 am or threatening reprimands where Bleisch uses his imposing physical stature to intimidate them.

  4. Bleisch likes to take all the credit for the Granger Turn-Around Model. He has NEVER acknowledged National City Elementary School District's efforts at transforming literacy among their students. Much of Granger students' success is related to the education they received in elementary school. But giving credit to someone else doesn't help Bleisch's bottom line . . . promoting himself.

  5. Bleisch has routinely provided South Bay Community Services with confidential student information so that they can recruit kids for outreach services. Bleisch has family connections with South Bay Community Services who financially benefit from this arrangement.

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farmgirl Sept. 8, 2013 @ 6:50 a.m.

Did anyone look to see if there was an Alliant University banner flying at CPM? From the astronomical cost of its tuition, it must be one of the best universities in the country!

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cvtaxpayer Sept. 25, 2013 @ 12:24 p.m.

Perhaps Brand should be using his private investigators to dig into this principal's past instead of bothering law-abiding tax payers and community members. There are myriad questions surrounding Bleisch's spending habits, personnel issues, and overall lack of judgment as an administrator that should be investigated. Surely the district can find someone more suitable to be the leader of this school.

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