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Buchanan hosts education talk in Pleasanton

Original post made on Mar 12, 2014

Pleasanton residents and school officials had the chance to pick the brain of State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) on education issues last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:27 AM

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 12, 2014 at 9:04 am

I think the fact that there are no "great" private schools in the Tri-Valley indicates that the public schools are pretty good. If the Pleasanton Schools were truly falling apart at the seams, a superior private option would emerge. So far, none has...

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Posted by tim
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

"The problem with education in California is we don't fund anything adequately," How much money do you need, Ms Buchanan??

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Posted by AmeliaBrown
a resident of California Reflections
on May 27, 2014 at 7:51 am

Both private and public schools have their advantages and disadvantages. It is clear that it is more pleasant to study in comfortable classroom and to have more qualified teachers and we can get it in a private school. However they cannot usually give your child an adequate evaluation as they tend to tell you that he or she is very talented to make you pay money. But what we have as the result, these children don`t really have profound knowledge and need additional help (here Web Link you can get help with your written papers) to be competitive. So it is clear that the problem is not in the type of school and even not in its financing, it is in the whole educational system.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

There are so many wonderful children/students and in many many instances some are late bloomers. What a tragic commentary by Ms. Amelia.

More "qualified teachers" "these children don't really have a profound knowledge" "to be competitive"?

What specifically is a "more qualified teacher"? "adequate evaluation"?

I believe that your comments are a projection. You're the one that ain't got no "profound knowledge" and what do you mean by "competitive"?

What "additional help" do children need? Please be specific.

It seems to me that you delight in shooting from the hip...sad.


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