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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.
Anniej. I never said I "did not" have access to the complaints. I know far more about this issue than the information I've mentioned in the posts.
Elevation: I do recall being challenged to provide facts, as I like you do not have access to the complaints. I am NOT the one who 'claimed' to have read all charges. I do NOT know the charges and I very much doubt that anyone, other than the investigator knows them ALL. It was stated on said website that ASB funds were temporarily 'used' for the Arne Duncan
visit - it is illegal to use/borrow ASB funds for such purposes.
Again I say Mr. Bleisch RESIGNED, he was not fired.
The perceived threats against those who halve allegedly filed charges, in poor taste. You call for understanding on behalf of Mr. Bleisch, yet you fail to offer the same for those who have come forward.
Allow us to focus on the students, they are after all, what SUHSD is suppose to be focusing on.
One thing for sure, this issue stands as proof that SUHSD and controversy seem to go hand in hand. How many years has this school District been the subject of one investigational report after another. Appears to go back to Brand's first tenure - when he left under the cloud of a Grand Jury investigation.
Regarding the charter again I ask why are 'public education tax funds' being used to FLOAT a private charter?
The copies of emails released to the public, typed by Mr. Bleisch, very troubling,
Not Patient Says:
A small group of people were not very "patient" about trying to destroy someone's reputation. It is not acceptable for adults to publicly shame a person using the media. "Do unto others as you would have them do to you." In a backlash to these unfair attacks, there are those who are speaking in Mr. Bleisch's defense and sharing stories of the good he has done, and for this you want people to be patient? Ironically, students in our district were recently suspended for using social media to make embarrassing claims about their teachers. How is this any different?
Mr. Cassel, at least we now have an open acknowledgement from the mayor that she is aware of the problems in Sweetwater.
I believe that is important, because there are some people who may now realize that Ed Brand's "protection" is NOT the end-all and be-all.
The massively convoluted financial situation, the real estate misadventures, the 'Friends of Ed Brand Employment Program', the intimidation of community members who have been speaking out against all this, the wastes of money (dirt pile)...all point to an organization in enormous disarray, verging on collapse. Oh--and then we have the reneging on the teachers' contract medical benefits.
When Ed Brand has ENSURED that he and his wife will be fully covered to their deaths...isn't that interesting?
Furthermore, there is the problem of the shaky deals with all sorts of 'universities'...which boil down to suckering Sweetwater students into paying big bucks for what they could get much more sensibly at the community colleges.
Then there is the Ed Brand shut down of opportunities for people wanting to have job skills...
This could go on all day, because the messes created by Mr. Brand just do not seem to end.
So that is why I say hurray, someone is noticing.
I (and I am sure many others with me)can only hope that this newly-made-public interest is of the very sincere variety, and not the politically expedient variety.
Heaven knows Sweetwater needs help.
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