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Fran Brinkman Says:
McCann's timing is great as usual. His run for City Council has officially begun. Unfortunately we are going to have to put up with this self aggrandizing behavior for weeks to come. Barf bags not included.
The players of Sweetwater High are GREAT! All of their hard work has paid off and they should be proud of how far they have come. This loss does not define you, your record does. You represented the South Bay proud.
Congratulations to the student athletes and their Coaches. Many practice hours and much perseverance has resulted in a great season. Continued good fortune!!!!!!
Cheer Mom Says:
OMG, this guy is a total joke. SELF - SERVING ALL THE WAY! I wish he would just go away. I am surprise he didn't mention his military service! Listen up Chula Vista, he did nothing when he was on city council. Remember we used to count on our fingers how many times he would mention his military service? and roll our eyes. We got rid of him and now he has had a hand in ruining Sweetwater.
Typo ---- keyboards for IPADS were 'NOT' included.
David Danciu Says:
Was this story a paid political ad? Do all the candidates now get the same space? just wondering!
One rather large part of learning that Ed Brand perpetually seems to conveniently forget is the concept of ethics.
Ed can spray all the glitter he can buy on what he is trying to sell, but people who know what is going on will always see things for what they are.
Perhaps Ed still fools himself, and his fellow board members John McCann and Jim Cartmill (even Pearl Quinones seems to be catching on that it is time to break away from the Fast Eddy food chain)but the rest of the sentient universe has learned by heart the words: "If Ed Brand's lips are moving, he's lying!"
Ed Brand cares not one whit for the students OR the teachers. He cares for himself and his bank account. Time to try and "unwind" Fast Eddy's contracts.
Fascinating that none of what is written here in "humble" mode broaches ANY of the Sweetwater problems that McCann has done nothing about.
Because McCann, despite his claim that he would clean up the district, has done nothing of the sort. He has gone along with all of Brand's schemes.
McCann approved Brand's contract(s)--providing Brand and his wife with gold-plated medical care for life--while he is now part and parcel of the effort to take away teachers' medical coverage.
Despicable. Contemptible. Disgraceful.
"SELF-SERVING ALL THE WAY!"
Now, there's a campaign slogan that suits McCann.
It is interesting that Mr. Bband claims his staff has been working hard to implement Common Core - according to public comment, at board meetings, the teachers claim the exact opposite.
Take for example the Intial purchase of the IPADS - that was done approximately two years ago - yet, no keyboards for those IPADS which is a much needed tool for Common Core were included in the purchase. Mr. Brand continues to do what he is known for 'the spin doctor'.
Perhaps Mr. Brand might want to explain why, when we have been exposed for deficit spending, and advised to stop - Mr. Brand is moving forward we a proposed expenditure of $18 million for a new District office on the east side. Mr. Brand purchased the property on L street then turned around and handed the deed over to Plan Nine Partners. We have only been paying interest on that loan, and are, in fact, upside on the loan in the millions. Mr. Brand needs to be reminded he is a school Superintendent, whose primary focus MUST be students education - how about getting some of our schools OUT OF PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT!!!!!!!!
Perhaps Mr. Brand might want to explain why SUHSD consistently borrows from Mello Roos funds?
Right in time for the elections.
This man has never seen a publicity cow he would not milk.
Eric Chappel Says:
Not Patient; I agree with you, we need to be careful how we conduct ourselves and how we behave towards opposition. Our actions can set a precedence with these kids for generations to come.
What frustrates me the most about this entire situation is that many people are quick to criticize yet fail to recognize the progress that has been achieved at CPM. Expecting perfection from anyone is just setting yourself up for disappointment. The most we can hope for is progress, not perfection.
I keep hearing about the failures of Mr. Bleisch, but I hear no discussion about the progress that was made at CPM during his time as Principal. There is a lot of evidence to support this, yet few people will recognize it, why? Instead, I continue to hear people complain about the things they dislike and these allegations that have yet to be substantiated. Why not wait to make your conclusion until all the evidence is provided and the investigation is complete?
My basis of supporting Mr. Bleisch is my personal experience as a parent and the supporting data that clearly shows that CPM has improved.
What's the basis for your position?
Also anniej, you mentioned the emails released were troubling. The details revealed in the investigation and by other sources about the accusers in this case, will be much more troubling.
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