Oregon Election; Reducing School Achievement Gap; More on NUHW Victory at Kaiser; “Phedre” Review; More on Howard Dean …

by on January 29, 2010

To the Editor:

With all due respect to wishful thinking. The citizens of Oregon have faith that their government will not squander the money it receives. Here in California that is not so. Watching our state and city governments in action is to watch money thrown down a toilet and flushed out to sea.

Walter Bell
San Francisco


To the Editor:

You could give every 49’er an additional million dollars and the still would have won the same amount of games. My point is, until you yourself have managed to navigate a child that’s in the controlled group through this process, then your writing is just OPINION. I believe this opinion piece would have more weight if the writer was a parent with real life/time experience. Futhermore, until you address the one thing that is constant in this whole process are teachers and their unions.

Omar Khalif
San Francisco


To the Editor:

Blah, blah, blah. What about the fact that OVER ONE-THIRD (1/3) of all school age children in San Francisco attend private schools? One reason is because the current system doesn’t allow a child to attend a NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL. That’s right, if you live across the street from a good school, there’s no guarantee you’ll get in. IF the board doesn’t change that, then parents will continue to forego public school. Limiting the percentage of low income families won’t change that.

B.F.D.
San Francisco


To the Editor:

Wonderful article about NUHW’s victory at Kaiser. It mirrors the joy I felt when I got a text telling me that the last ballot had been counted. I got on the phone, forgetting that everyone would be at the victory party. I had to express my joy to every rank and file member I could find in my house. Telling them our turn is just around the corner …

Toni Rangel
Hawthorne, CA


To the Editor:

It was apparent in the beginning that SEIU will be packing bags out of Kaiser. The election at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital was a clear signal that International President Andy Stern’s apparatus in California is failing. I call on other SEIU Local union leaders in California to abandon Mr. Stern’s failed leadership. It’s time for a change. We need new leaders in Washington, D.C. before this union will completely disappear.

Andres Bonifacio
San Francisco


To the Editor:

Phedre at the A.C.T. was the most BORING play in history! I went on a day where all the students attended. Every time I would look around, I saw students asleep on their chair. On top of it all, the students and myself would start laughing at the so-called most DRAMATIC moments. This was a waste of money. Don’t go see it.

Bella Eclipse
San Francisco


To the Editor:

Right on. I am a huge Howard Dean fan. Obama should jettison Rahm Emmanuel. I am giving up on the Democratic Party, and will support Dean’s org and Move On. The Dems are clueless, and many just as hostage to special interests as Republicans. Thoroughly disgusted.

John Marksbury
Palm Springs, CA


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