FYI, our local high school students may attend Southwestern College to accumulate college credits while still in high school, and they pay NOTHING. All they need to do that is to have a high school counselor and parent(s) sign off on the co-enrollment paperwork.
Be advised that only a handful of GCU programs/majors are accredited. While those may transfer, why pay a premium to accrue credits that MAY NOT transfer.
Further, Sweetwater District has NO LEGAL BUSINESS in using District resources ($$) to partner or promote (even with a website posting) a religious insititution regardless of what bells and whistles that institution might profer precisely because such a relationship clearly violates our right to separation of Church and State.
fireflycobra - your posts reflect your unawareness of how things in a school district work. SEA is not the entity that takes your insurance money - that's the benefits office of the district. SEA does the leg work to get its members the best rates possible. Due to our egalitarian mission statement, individual unit members have always paid the same as unit members claiming spouses and children - that's one reason your rates may seem high. We have it in our power (and it may soon show up on the bargaining table) to have free coverage for unit members, and only those claiming spouses or children will pay "extra". In addition, SEA did not "give" the district a seniority list; the district generates that document. Have you a suggestion for an alternate system that would determine who gets pink slipped? It is neither good rhetoric nor edifying for readers to listen to you complain when you offer no solutions. Here's a solution: If you dislike the way our public system works, go teach in a private school (oh wait, they don't pay as much as SUHSD, which has one of the best pay scales in SoCal due to our strong union advocacy)
Sorry about my cynicism but I'm in agreement. I also heard he volunteered to go because the reserves have not been officially told they were going. They asked for volunteers and he responded. People are saying he needs to get the tarnish of his crown and this will help. I agree and believe when he returns we will hear endless stories again about his service to his country. I should be ashamed of myself,but this is how I truly feel. It will help in his run for being the next mayor of Chula Vista.
It may help him, but only if he actually gets some perspective on what he does, as opposed to what others do.
He never quite gets it--"it" being whatever the salient point of the moment is...just not quite there.
Bob McPhail 6:31 a.m., May 19
David Dodd 2:33 a.m., May 19
Robert Bush 6:31 p.m., May 18
Eva Knott 10:44 a.m., May 18
Shelli DeRobertis 5 p.m., May 17
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