I have taught both of these students, and they are very good and sweet. Both are assets to our district and community, and should be treated as such. Sweetwater UHSD does not treat their teachers well, so how can we expect the children of these teachers to be treated any differently? What is wrong with showing a little care and respect? It is time to make new policy that ALL ADMINISTRATORS shall spend ONE YEAR in the classroom after their first 5 years as an administrator. Principals seem to be clueless about the rigor and demands that are placed on classroom teachers. Today was a good example of that sad fact. All day long self-important principals telling teachers what is expected of them in the new "communist core curriculum", and not one "hello, glad you here", or "you know what you're doing, and our district needs and appreciates you". Our superintendent hires a $200,000 special investigative group to investigate us and find out who we are so they can go after OUR KIDS?! Is THAT why I pay Mello Roos, to get treated like a runaway slave?
Let's see, La Mesa City Council recently discussed Term Limits. How about SUHSD?
Donna Frye talked about Brown Act Issues. Anybody on our board want to go there?
San Diego High School District has Campaign Contribution limits, which a member of the public recently attempted to introduce to our district. Certain board members wanted to do a study of other districts. Anything come from this????? McCann? Cartmill? Ricasa?
California Department of Education shows that, as of the 2011-2012 school year, SUHSD is 16th largest school district in California. (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/cb/ceflargesmalldist.asp) Why are we trying to follow others? (Or in some cases, not.) Why can our Board not take the lead on some of these issues?
There is certainly enough blame to go around. The Sweetwater crimes have grown and compounded. There are multiple Brand-scams operating simultaneously. Meanwhile, the students lose out and the taxpayers are taken to the cleaners.
Please don't forget that in spite of their protestations, the County Board of Education is culpable in failing to exercise their legal duty to oversee the school districts in their jurisdiction. They are especially charged with the responsibility of fiscal oversight of the districts in their jurisdiction. Many have called for forensic audits going back decades...why the inattention from the County? They have all picked up their fiddles, too, and dancing to Ed's tunes.
Surely the State Department of Education, if not the Attorney General, have some responsibility as well. Why are their hands still in their pockets?
The FBI should be interested in the misallocation of Federal Funds and the release of protected student record data to SBCS to use to promoting enrollment in Alliant U, a private, high-priced so-called university -- certainly not a good demographic match for the students who are to be served by the Federal grant-funded neighborhood project.
The FBI should also be interested enough to follow the money trail in the failed real-estate schemes that has put property the district once owned and still owes buckets of money on, in private hands.
Oh, there is so much of 'interest' in Sweetwater. The board fiddles and Sweetwater implodes.
If I could, I would ask Mr. Brand why he thinks he and his wife deserve such a top-notch medical plan when he is systematically trying to make sure all the teachers and their families will pay more and get less coverage.
But we all know that Fast Eddy never answers questions from the public.
What can I say?
The term "low-life" would actually be a compliment when applied to him.
Meanwhile, of course, he is playing games with all the bond monies, making deals on the QT that don't seem to hold up to the light of day, and yet--no one steps in to stop him.
Do his friends at the County B of E and the State B of E feel that secure that when questions are being asked in a public forum, they themselves will be able to plead ignorance, or possibly "the 5th"?
Stop this miserable creep. Let him know that no one buys what he is selling, and his dishonesty is an insult to this community, the teachers, the students and the taxpayers.
Please let me be the first to declare Fast Eddy officially the worst superintendent I have ever heard of.
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