The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is going to hold a series of public meetings to help you understand why one high school of 3,000 students is more educationally sound than two high schools of 1,400 and 1,700 students. And why your children will now have a “greater educational opportunity.”
Every school bond passed in Alameda is tagged with the phrase, “for the children.” Alameda is noted for its good schools. Ask any Realtor. He or she will tell you that AUSD’s reputation helps sell property.
“Dys-” from Greek, means painful. “Dysfunction” does not mean something fails to function, rather that it functions but does so painfully. At present Alameda is feeling like a dysfunctional family.
We’re a community agitated and at times in denial about our recent peek at the elephant in our collective living room — racism, xenophobia, misogyny, hatred and intolerance. The consequences of these personal attitudes and beliefs — acted out on the public stage — has led to the toxic atmosphere currently hanging over our island community and politics.
St. Barnabas Church presents its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, July 21, at the parish hall and school parking lot, 1427 Sixth St. To learn more call Patrick McNamara, 522-2630.