The language destroyers decry “equality,” as in “equality of opportunity” (long an American virtue), replacing it with “equity,” which means a result, not simply opportunity.
The Board’s number one and only goal should be about education for our students, but it seems they are just looking to further their political careers.
You don’t have to have lived in our neighborhood very long to realize that home burglaries have spiked dramatically since the pandemic began.
Founded in 1935, City College was established to offer an accessible and quality education to all San Franciscans. Among the roles it served was training students for middle-skill jobs which require more than a high-school diploma, but less than a college degree.
As the world emerges from the pandemic, nations should unite to get the best price for everyone on earth. This would be the first step to move beyond the proven model of national health care.
Such capriciousness by the School Board invites recapitulation of events leading to the 1971 San Francisco Charter amendment changing mayoral appointment of seven members to electing citywide all members. I plead guilty.
The City’s misguided lawsuit is an attack not only on the school board, but on our City’s educators who have behaved heroically during the pandemic.
Since San Francisco’s public schools have been closed for one year already, why doesn’t the San Francisco Unified School District refund taxpayers their money?
Whether or not another impeachment of the lying, cheating, draft-dodging Donald Trump is inarguably warranted, its mootness reassures more antics by the one-time television performer who borrows money and doesn’t repay it.
City officials have treated taxpayers’ dollars as their own slush funds, distributing public works contracts to cronies and other corrupt persons, disregarding solemn ethical duties to use public resources for San Francisco residents and taxpayer needs pursuant to a clear and creditable public process.
As many Americans cogitate whether President Donald Trump (who was thumped) will appear on Jan. 20 for the installation of Joseph Biden as president, we should be satisfied with a customary American national election, ignoring the pollsters and mainstream media who diminish elections.
It’s been said that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but politicians figure that once every four years is good enough.
Some wag proclaimed: “A democracy is a system where a fellow who didn’t vote can spend the rest of the year kicking about the candidate the other fellows elected.”
Save for those who benefit and are in control, every long-term resident must be taken aback by the transformation of a once friendly, once affordable small city, one filled with quirky characters and small businesses into a cold, metal-and-glass-and concrete theme park for techies and tourists.
The November election is not far away. My first vote for president was in 1972. Most elections since then, I voted against rather than for a candidate.