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Parents push school board for class size cuts

Original post made on Oct 24, 2013

About 30 parents turned out at the Pleasanton school board on Tuesday night to push once again for smaller class sizes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:35 AM

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Posted by Chemist
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

Money for management raises, as always. No money for class size reduction, as always. When are we going to fire the management and hire some teachers?


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Posted by Smiley Face
a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

These same parents should fork up the money to fund class size reduction. Most of them don't want to pay but are always asking for more services. There ain't no free lunch!


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Posted by Me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

The Plan 3 sound just in time for the entering 1st Graders while existing 2-3 get the shaft. A school board member must have an entering 1st grader. The real agenda is to force a modified school year -- bye bye summer


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Posted by Shari Nottingham
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

The real problem is socialistic education which forces me to pay for other people's kids getting educated and then become public workers that will bilque me out of my money. And I don't like it! If you want to have kids, pay for them yourselfs. If people want there kids educated, let the private sector deal with it. Free enterprise. Where people can be free instead of enslaved to a dictator like the State.


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Posted by Me
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Wow, wow
Somebody bitter?
Wow


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Posted by None of the Above
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

"The real problem is socialistic education which forces me to pay for other people's kids getting educated and then become public workers that will bilque me out of my money. And I don't like it! If you want to have kids, pay for them yourselfs. If people want there kids educated, let the private sector deal with it. Free enterprise. Where people can be free instead of enslaved to a dictator like the State."

It's "socialist." And "bilk." And "yourselves." And want "their" kids educated.

Is spell check a "socialistic" program? I can understand why you're angry with the education in this country. You obviously didn't get anything out of it.


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Posted by Chemist
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

To None of the Above,
Spell check only finds a couple of the mistakes made by Shari. Spell check is no substitute for actually learning the English language. However, very little reading, writing and arithmetic is taught in our schools any longer, and with Common Core coming, even less will be taught. Don't worry though - the students feel good.


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Posted by W. White
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

@Smiley Face: Most of the parents that are advocating this have paid for many years for CSR via PPIE. It isn't a small amount either. ~$300 per kid, plus volunteering, plus fun run, plus local PTA. Parents are incredibly vested in education in PUSD. It is a shame that people whom don't have kids currently in the system don't see the value in public education.


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