On his way out the door to Texas, County Superintendent De La Torre kicks Bullis Charter School in Los Altos right in the snot locker (we’ve been wanting to use that phrase for some time). In the strongly worded letter, De La Torre says the school discriminates in its enrollment process and held a secret private meeting in violation of the Brown Act.
Stoprocketship.com does not stop there, they re-post a scathing article from Yes Magazine that exposes the corporate sponsored school reform movement that focuses on profiteering instead of education. It is a good read.
Of course public school teacher unions could help themselves by agreeing to a more streamlined process to dismiss those that don’t belong in the classroom. Just like any profession, there are knuckle-heads and incompetents that need a career change, so getting behind this latest effort in Sacramento to shed the dead wood in the teaching profession would be a smart move…Just sayin’.
Looks like Nate-Dog from the SV Business Journal knows where the Mercury News wants to move and dishes the details in this exclusive report. SJ’s urine-stained downtown may get another tenant to dodge the crooks and other drug dealers who set up each day to ply their trade. Maybe the 3 or 4 reporters left at the paper should plug in the blog detailed below to find some joints to eat at if the paper makes the move. The food options downtown have to be better than that tired food truck that parks by Lowes every now and then.
A new blog called Eating San Jose is up and running and should be a welcome addition to our local Cyber-world. Some cat named Dale is going to give us his take on the local grub scene, what there is of it, and do his best not to make comparisons to SF, well, because they have a food scene and it wouldn’t be a fair fight. Looking forward to more from eatingsanjose. H/T to thesanjoseblog.
SJ Inside’s Josh Koehn tweeted that SJD5 council candidate Magdalena Carrasco, once again, was anointed by the Chamber of Commerce in her quest to unseat Nora’s brother, Xavier.
And take a look at the newly designed SJ Inside. Pretty clean look and pretty good story about Sacramento lobbyist Richie Ross and a bill owed to him by Assemblyman Paul Fong. The hip looking blog also covers the SJ mayoral poll that put a smile on Dave Cortese’s face.
An early morning fire ripped through a 4-unit townhome near SJ’s Oak Grove High School. Mark Gomez from the Merc has the story.
Tesla is on top. Its Model S won top honors from Consumer Reports new car rankings that were just released.