We shouldn't be so hard on Brand. He's just doing what the three board members--Ricasa, McCann, Cartmill--hired him to do. Bull dog down on the unruly elements.
I just had a thought. Maybe it's the other way around, maybe the three board members are doing what Brand wants them to do.
Actually, I don't think it would be a bad idea to have union input on the BOC. Classroom practitioners, as well as all other district employees who service students, would offer invaluable input. Their organizations (unions) would be a great asset, offering the views of those who deal with the day-to-day operations of the district in an organized, collective format. Why would that be so bad? Wouldn't you want nurses, doctors, and other health care workers to have input on how to best finance the running of a hospital or clinic? When you constantly use words like "union hacks" when referring to workers organizations, you lose any credibility you might have, and sound like a hack yourself. bvagency has asked you to provide proof of your allegations. I hope you publish them here in this forum for us all to read, as he has.
Your comments are very disturbing. Your pressure-lunch example is a real eye opener. Thanks for sharing. You are to be commended for your courage and honesty.
Maybe Sjtorres has had one coke and a smile too many.
The only person I can think of who holds such a persistant grudge against Bertha Lopez is John McCann.
Timtim: Thank you for the explanation, now we understand the totally irrational bantering. Funny at the large turnouts at the board meetings they are not aligning themselves with those in your camp.
Regarding my many postings, lets just say I consider it my public duty. BUT, glad to see you are so interested.
Too bad you will never see the light of day from inside those walls. BUT, you will have company coming soon. "the gandara', Sandoval, chopra, and the rest of the gang. I hear some prisons offer date night, with any luck quinones and you may be able to take a spin around the dance floor.
Why does SUHSD feel the need to provide their students with special access to colleges (Compact for Success)? Do they feel that their students can not compete with the rest of the students in the nation? Isn't this an inherent form of prejudice?
After reading all the comments, there is a clear division I see. One group (the majority) is commenting on the dubious actions of adults and then there is timtim who just wants to make petty insults and blame the teachers' union (tired argument) for what I do not know.
Unfortunately for the students of the district the powers at be are mired in a nepotistic almost colonial mentality.
Get rid of them all, I say, including much of the administration at the school sites and in the district office. And in the future, hire people of quality; not based on who they know, who they help get elected, or with whom they have relations.
On TopIc: It is interesting to note that the first Sweetwater U/Grand Canyon University class will be Communications and the Media.
It might be time to revisit the Reader story titled "Sweetwater Union HS District Supe Ed Brand Addresses Problems with U-T coverage." In 2011 Brand called in editors and writers from the UT to tell them how they should cover stories. The audio recording was posted on the Sweetwater website but after the Reader article came out, the audio was taken down. Below is an excerpt from the article:
Sweetwater continues to make headlines even though former superintendent Jesus Gandara is gone. Brand gave the assembled news team examples of what he perceives as biased coverage of recent incidents. Each lesson ended with: “Now, in my mind the story should have been about…”
Wow I am at the board meeting and the hypocritical hippies seem just as prejudice against christians as they accuse everyone else of being against gays and lesbians.I feel sorry for the christian students in the district having to face this type of judgement by the adults in trusted to educate them
Jay Allen Sanford 9:45 p.m., May 19
Robert Bush 8:15 p.m., May 19
Derek Ray 5:51 p.m., May 19
Dorian Hargrove 12:47 p.m., May 19
Bob McPhail 6:31 a.m., May 19
© 2013 San Diego Reader. All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.