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Torlakson sworn in as new State Superintendent of Schools

Original post made on Jan 3, 2011

Former Democratic State Senator and Assemblyman Tom Torlakson was sworn in today as California's 27th State Superintendent of Public Instruction in a ceremony attended by educators, students, and members of his family in the gymnasium of Mount Diablo High School, where he taught science and world history.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 3, 2011, 11:11 AM

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Posted by Will Chambers
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Tom Torlakson sworn in today. Don' look for anything from him that doesn't suit the desires of the California Teachers Association.
They bought and paid for his campaign nearly 90%.

So any thought he will create a method to ween out poor teachers is just a dream.
The CTA has only one "method" to improve the schools. More money, more money, more money.
Any creative measures that do anything to disrupt their seniority system where all teachers are paid by years of service is just not going to happen.

Except he is now spouting "green" measures as a way to help save money.
The problem is that they ONLY make sense when viewed by dreamers.
Example, today he said he would promote "solarization" of schools to save money.
NO reasonable economist or businessman would ever install solar to "save" money. The only reason solar currently makes any sense is because of large state and federal subsidies.
So Torlakson's idea is we put solar on schools, to save state money, and then the SAME state gives the schools rebates to pay for the savings.

OK.....take money out of your right pocket and place it in your left pocket. Torlakson, four to eight years during which nothing the CTA doesn't endorse will be enacted.

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Posted by does anyone know
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

so he gets a pension for being a state senator plus a new salary for being a state superintendent? does anyone know?

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Posted by Broke Yet?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

Like Gov. Moonbeam and most of the other loons elected to the State offices, Torlekson is bought and paid for by the unions. California is doomed unless the citizens rise up and declare open season on unions. Government employees are sucking the life blood out of cities, counties, the state and the country; and any unionized industry has been or is being put out of business by union practices. Are you going to sit on you butts and watch us become a third-world country or are you going to rise up against unions gone wild?

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jan 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Why do the people of California continue to elect "re-treads", then expect things to change in this stste. Is there no "fresh blood" that's capable of leadership...

Just wondering...

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