McNerney cautiously optimistic regarding finances Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Jul 15, 2009 at 8:05 am
California could be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. That was the word from U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11), who addressed around 60 members of the Tri-Valley Business Council. Speaking July 2 at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville, McNerney expressed optimism concerning the ongoing national and state financial crisis.
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Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 8:05 am
He mentions the importance of schools, but he says they're important because people want "good, healthy, safe communities." Yes, we do. Having good schools is not the same as having fiscally-mismanaged schools that people throw more money than necessary at. So, don't confuse the two. Secondly, a safe community is not created when you import child-killers into Danville via group homes.
Posted by Rick Pshaw, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 8:14 am
How would McNerney know anything about being "cautiously optimistic?" He hasn't read a single bill that he's voted for. We didn't elect this character to mouth platitudes and ignorantly vote the straight party line. A rubber stamp could do his job.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 10:28 am
What a shameless partisan party hack, this Mc Nerney is. He is trying hard to stay on Obama's coat tails (not that this is something to be proud of) by singing party platitudes. We are in no better shape than we were under the previous administration, and the nation is now in a horrendous natinal debt predicament.
Posted by Duffy, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Representative McNerney has not read his latest orders from the White House. The party line
is that the economic crisis is worse than they thought, recovery is still a way off and high unemployment will continue beyond the initial signs of recovery. In other words they don't have the slightest idea what the hell they are doing!
The only cautious optimism I can sense is that we can dump political hacks such as McNerney come 2010.
Posted by Californian, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Jul 17, 2009 at 8:49 am
Now, Rick - your ignorance is bleeding through again. Your comments about mismanaged school are spot on....however, the mismanagement sits squarely upon the shoulders of state government, not the local school district.
If you did a little bit of open-minded research, you would find that SRVUSD gets the biggest bang for their buck in terms of education dollars than nearly every other district in the state. They receive far less funding from the state than most other districts and have a stellar (and growing, I might add) API score.
Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:58 am
One of my main points is that our local problem is due to our state problems. Thus, we can not separate the two and must demand our state on the whole cut spending. We can use local political action to make state lawmakers change their ways
Posted by Californian, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Jul 17, 2009 at 11:31 am
There are those in this valley who have spent far more time and energy than you know using local political action to influence our state leaders. Perhaps your time would be better spent doing that than producing vitriolic misinformation and innuendo on this blog. When was the last time you were in your State Assemblyman's or State Senator's office? Are you planning on attending any of the Town Hall meetings sponsored by Repair California?
Your comment suggests that we put California's future at risk because their parents and grandparents screwed up California. We all have responsibility for the California we have - it's time we all understand that. Thank God for communities like ours who not only have high standards where our childrens' education is concerned, but have high standards for the district that serves them. We should be proud of both.
Posted by Nan, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm
The parents have always been the reason our schools are doing well. They are in the class, buying wrapping paper, cookie dough, car washes. I think the students who have to earn their trips by singing or doing community jobs, are the ones who gain the most. There are some average teachers, and some outstanding, the students who I worked with for 12 years, ended up at top schools and were successful and prepared. There was only one class, freshman english that had less than 33 students K-12 for our kids. I think it raised the bar for all of them. There really isn't a need to have administrators who make so much at the district!