Bullis controversy begins new chapter
Original post made on Nov 12, 2008
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on Nov 12, 2008 at 4:05 pm
The Santa Clara Board of Education will most likely just rubber stamp the now yearly Bullis Charter School Fall Petition.
By doing so, the Board will once again bypass any sort of democratic process as the community was once again not even consulted by Bullis Charter School.
Regardless of the petition merits, such disdain for democracy is pretty sad for a school that accepts public dollars our of our property taxes and for a Board of Education that claims to be a "champion of public education"...
"Taxation without representation is ...."
on Nov 12, 2008 at 5:28 pm
It is for this reason we were against Mah retaining her seat.
on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm
Taxation without representation? I pay the LASD parcel tax and get nothing in return for it. Meanwhile over a million dollars per year is lost from senior citizens who opt out of the tax.
What is wrong with a middle school choice? The vast majority of BCS students would otherwise attend and overcrowd LASD schools. Los Altos residents actually make up the majority of the student population.
BCS gives LASD families a choice for their public education. LASD schools are all cookie-cutter based on the exact same mold. So much so that they wanted to redraw school attendance boundaries to keep the "proper" socio-ethnic mix.