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Simitian: State school budget not reality-based

Original post made on Jan 26, 2010

This year's state budget for education is the "least reality-based proposal" state Sen. Joe Simitian has seen from the governor in the 10 years he's been in state office, he told a packed audience in Palo Alto last weekend.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 12:13 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by the299crew, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Joe, this is a good opportunity to stop passing new laws and start making some spending cuts.


Posted by Political Insider, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:54 am

Joe Simitian never met a law/regulation he didn't like.

Say it aint so Joe


Posted by the299crew, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I see that this thread is dying fast, but one more comment seems appropriate.

MV Voice, the headline probably should have read "Simitian - not reality-based," and then the readers would have all knodded in unison.

I still thank the big guy upstairs for giving us the proper character and word to use forever more: Bozo.


Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Way ta go Joe... yep, let's reward the incompetent schools/teachers by taking the load (students) off of them..Damn, make them accountable or can them.. It is the job of the schools to make the parents in the district care about the kids, to study with them, to instill morals and success in them.. Do you really think that by taking a kid from EPA and putting him/her into P.A. or Los Altos is going to change the kid ??? If that's the case, let's buy a house for every "deprived" family and move them into Los Altos Hills or Belmont.. Get real.. Make the teachers (and the school boards) sit up and fix their problems.. Not beg for money ...


Posted by Parent, a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

"It is the job of the schools to make the parents in the district care about the kids, to study with them, to instill morals and success in them.. Do you really think that by taking a kid from EPA and putting him/her into P.A. or Los Altos is going to change the kid ??? If that's the case, let's buy a house for every "deprived" family and move them into Los Altos Hills or Belmont.. Get real.. Make the teachers (and the school boards) sit up and fix their problems.. Not beg for money ."

What?? So parents in Palo Alto and Los Altos are only involved in their kids educations because their great school teachers tell them the need to be? And if you put that kid in a different school (East Palo Alto), that same parent would suddenly become uninvolved because the teachers let them not care any more? Following your logic that it's the schools job to make the families care, then putting a kid from EPA into a PA school would, indeed, "change the kid" because now the kid would be in a school that would "make the parents in the district care about the kids, ...study with them, ...instill morals and success in them." Your words. So you completely contradicted yourself.


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