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I was a Governing Board Member of the San Carlos School District, elected November 2007 and again in November 2011. This site was originally used for the purpose of communicating with school district constituents, however now it is used for surfacing ideas and expressing opinions on various subjects in education, politics, business, or otherwise.

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October 2011
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Rallying the Troops

It’s hard to attract a lot of folks to an event on a Monday night, in the rain, to discuss education finance. But this Monday night almost 200 people attended the Educate Me! event we held at Mustang Hall. Hosted by Educate Our State, a parent-led advocacy group, the night was about making change to fix California’s broken education finance system.

In April, I wrote about an SMCSBA event where Educate Our State and ChildrenNow presented some of the specific proposals being contemplated to address the broken system as well as a path for having the political ability to get an initiative passed.

This town hall Monday night was a natural outcome of that meeting, presenting to parents and other community leaders on how they can get involved. I was privileged to be able to speak on how we got into this situation (a very abbreviated version of my video), and we also covered the damage caused to our public schools over the last four years as well as some of the specific initiatives being contemplated for 2012. Ted Lempert, former Assemblyman and President of ChildrenNow, talked about the Children’s Movement of California, and then representatives from Educate our State outlined how all of us can get involved.

If you missed the event and you want to learn more, please contact me, join Educate our State, and join the Children’s Movement. Thanks to everyone who attended and to all of those who helped make the event happen!

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