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Foothill officials lament 'missed opportunity' on Cubberley

Original post made on Jul 15, 2011

As Foothill College prepares for an eventual exit from Palo Alto, college officials expressed regret they could not reach agreement with the Palo Alto Unified School District for shared use of the old Cubberley High School campus.

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Posted by Thomas
a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Palo Alto snobs...

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Posted by David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Shameful snobbery, PA. You lived up to the worst of your reputation as rich, insensitive mandarins. What is it you're protecting, exactly?

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Posted by Hunter
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Hello Palo Alto rich people, I have news for you. We gonna getchyu.

In your effort to protect your children's "education brand" - pause over that one for a moment - you have done them grievous harm. You've gifted them with a sense of classism, entitlement, and invulnerability. This will serve them poorly as they face the darwinian vicissitudes of life. I imagine they will struggle to understand how the social ecosystem tied them willy nilly to those who seek to rise through community college, and I'd like to see the astonishment on their faces when they are bested by those who were tougher than they are because they had to struggle for what they got rather than inheriting it from their snob moms and dads.

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

What are you talking about? 50% of Palo Altans and their students are ethnic Chinese, many just off the boat, with plenty of money from the exploitation of their people back in China. They purchase their green cards, homes, Mercedes Benz (never BMWs, very odd) and houses in Palo Alto and are out to take it over. There is plenty of angst in Palo Alto about it, and it's hilarious to watch. They'll make a great ruling class. I suggest you rework your theory can come back with something else.

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Posted by SP Phil
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Can Mountain View benefit from Palo Alto's decision? With our transportation hub, can Foothill find the land it needs for its new facility and provide these programs here?

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Posted by Wrebbel
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I agree with SP Phil about inviting them here. How about using the former work furlough and HP sites on Middlefield between 237 and the light rail station?

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Posted by greycat
a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I cannot believe Foothill was spending $933,000 A YEAR for that rat hole! Let's see, at $17 a credit and for the sake of argument say ~2 credits per course, that means you'd need 27,400 local course registrants just to pay the rent? Even if state and federal funds subsidized half these costs, this was still a RIDICULOUS proposition. I'm no fan of Palo Alto (or Stanford) but maybe this will save FHDA from itself.

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