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The article states, "Early indications are that total enrollment dropped from about 55,600 students in the spring of 2019 to 53,700 in the 2020 spring semester after the pandemic arrived."

50,000 students is a lot! Few institutions of higher education can claim that. When I was a gr…

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mreiner commented on Black Lives Matter

I am reminded of Barry Goldwater's infamous statement, "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Maybe that view is becoming more accepted among the left and the right? The tension between extremism and moderation in the pursuit of social…

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mreiner commented on Black Lives Matter

Years ago, I taught developmental psychology at a women's college. I noticed that few heads were bobbing (the feedback a professor gets to indicate they are connecting with the students). Was I not engaging the students? I had no idea what was wrong.

I finally realized that the exam…

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mreiner commented on Black Lives Matter

Dear Mr. Conway, while there are political and ideological issues embedded in this situation, I want to be clear that I am an educational researcher focusing on understanding and ameliorating achievement gaps as I believe that is good for America. Given my knowledge and experience in high…

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While an administrator at the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD), I attended a series of equity workshops for staff. As an academic and educational researcher, I was concerned about the effectiveness of this initiative, as I thought it was preaching to the choir. After a…

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Thanks, Mr. Conway. I agree 100% and have written about this elsewhere:

Should the government pay “hush money” with taxpayer dollars in settlement agreements?

While standard in private industry to protect a corporation’s “brand,” the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled aga…

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I do not know Mr. Whitlock personally. He departed SMCCCD before I arrived in December 2018. I did have contact with Chancellor Galatolo during my brief stay at the district, giving me enough time to form an opinion.

As I am no longer a resident of San Mateo County, I have no skin i…

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A "tuition-free rapid retraining program for service industry workers displaced by COVID driven shutdowns." Great idea! They too may benefit from cost-of-living supplements as provided to traditional-age Promise students to support families in crisis as they change directions and improve …

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As Ms. Lempert notes, few community members attend Board meetings or attend to how their taxpayer dollars as misspent, though Ms. Terner has been fastidious trying to keep the District accountable. Once former Chancellor Galatolo verbally chastised her at a public Board meeting for her du…

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Ms. Lempert characterized the current dramaturgy at SMCCCD. She focused on Ron Galatolo, Eugene Whitlock, and Trustees. “In both cases, members of the board have been reluctant to talk either on or off the record. It seems they made a settlement with Galatolo to avoid adverse publicity fo…