Just saw a repeat of the School Board meeting. They reviewed the results of a survey regarding Homework where they'd asked our city's children how much homework they had.
In reference to opinions solicited on how much time children spent on surfing the internet vs doing the homework, many students indicated they don't text or surf the net or engage in on-line social networking during the process of doing homework.
Ms. Laursen's closing summary response to the issues raised? "Sorry Students-I Don't Believe You."
In Pleasanton, I'm used to public officials listening to the community, not discounting their input with "I Don't Believe You." How are students supposed to ever come forward when they aren't believed? Plus, I've never seen so much time wasted on any city or school meeting with long drawn out lectures on parliamentary procedures and Robert's Rules of Order.
How can students expect to have any trust in public officials when the public officials don't trust them?