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School board trustee Mike McMahon launches blog

By epearlman
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 10:20 am in California, Island Life, Prop. 13, Prop. 98, Schools, the economy.

Mike McMahon’s web site has long been the motherlode for school-district-related documents and information. And now he has launched a blog.

And while all heads have been turned toward the change in leadership at the national level, there are lots of fish to fry re the state budget and school funding in particular. McMahon’s site is sure to be a good resource.

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  • http://www.mikemcmahon.info Mike McMahon

    Just so we are clear, the “blog” intended audience is school board members from across the country. I will continue to provide Alameda school board materials on my “website”.

    For those local issues of general interest with an opportunity for the community feedback, I will the use the Alamedans site as a guest blogger. For example I posted this entry on Creativity and Public Educationlast week.

  • Bill Fletcher

    Alameda – watch out !!!

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA want money and THEY ARE GOING TO POISON YOU TO GET IT.

    The Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) ends up NEVER having done damage anywhere on this earth in all of recorded history. The story about LBAM danger that CDFA reported was a total fabricated LIE.

    In this economy where so many of us are suffering, CDFA is taking $500 million to eradicate a moth that has never done any damage to forests or crops in the recorded history of this earth.

    CDFA gets the conversation to be about how they can eradicate it (which is also a LIE) and how safe the chemical pesticides are that they intend to use in our communities (another LIE).

    But the thing to realize is: WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD WE TRY TO ERADICATE AN INSECT THAT DOES NOT HARM ANY HUMAN FOOD, HURT OUR FORESTS OR CAUSE DISEASE?! …AND SPEND $500 MILLION PRETENDING TO DO SO.

    THE ANSWER: CDFA WANTS MONEY, and so do their crony friends who get the contracts to sell them the chemical pesticides.

    If you have any doubts about the safety of the pesticides CDFA uses, go spend a week in Santa Cruz or Monterey Counties and walk around and talk to people whose lives have been ruined by illness since their community had “Safe” pesticides applied to it BY THE CDFA. Those hurt the worst are no longer on the street and those who could afford it have since moved out of the area. This isn’t pretty and its not popular for the press to report on it, but if we let them come to Alameda, we too will be the walking wounded.

    …and remember, the relevant argument is not if the pesticides are safe, the truth is that THE MOTH DOES NO HARM.

  • Tony Manno

    Mike – I have read of your description of Plan B as the Doomsday Scenario. My question is in regard to a possible timetable if it needed to be implemented. Certainly, AHS would need to add classrooms, etc. to accomodate such momentous changes. Do you have any estimate as to the time it might take?