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tv   [untitled]    April 6, 2011 6:00am-6:30am PDT

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>> could you state your name? >> virginia lee. >> thank you, virginia . >> good evening. i'm a seen juror at george washington high school. i've met many teachers who have helped inspire and guide me. they've helped keep me safe. if these features get cut, we
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wouldn't have the classes nesterovic to meet california's university standards. i was told when i was younger to go for the american dream.
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this is where the power is. people are coming up and expressing communication problems expressing frustration with this scenario that is totally unrealistic. i would like to know where the power is with this board and with you? basically, we need to hear your voice. we need to hear on the radio in the news everyday. it has to be if we want to promote what we are doing here in san francisco. we are looking here to be the
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leaders. just because the district amount hands over money and you ask them to decide how to skin their own hides. that doesn't mean they have autonomy or equity. people are coming to you to try to see if they can get a reasonable decision and definitely some powerful voices here about what we need to do as citizens, thank you. going to give you a snap shot and how we are working to close the achievement gap.
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the second largest school and students we are working on now. those students are coming to watch. our population and i fear if we redouse our size, we'll limit the opportunities. we are looking at losing nursing time. over 50% will qualify for free lunch. i would hesitate to cut any services to washington. >> good evening, members of the board. my name is robert smith.
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i have been a special education para professional. recognizing there are many people waiting to speak, i will be brief or try to. i just want to say that in the years i have worked in washington with an array of teachers and staff, i hope to mentor some amazing students. i am concerned that the proposed bunking et cuts are not passed. one of which is very bad. that's the better one. the other one would be absolutely cat strof yik. good staff, good faculty and talented students are now
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stressed out by the uncertainty of our future. i urge you to try to keep somebody in the strong years. thank you very much. good evening, my name is peter gram. the special education department head. i'd like to speak directly to the issue of budget cuts that my be coming down to the state. on top of that, we have been told we are going to cut 200 students. i have a great deal of concern about that. currently at this point, we have been building all the teachers, training them on incluesive
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practices. this is a very important component of what system will do. at this point, i would really urge you to do is not cut those 200 students. last year, at least seven or eight here right now have struggled to get the needs in his classes in an appropriate number so that our student needs could be met. our staff is willing and wants to be cluesive. we work really hard to receive this professional development as well. if we lose 200 students.
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>> my name is tom. just want to say that washington is a great high school with really great facilities. it would be a tremendous mistake to cut 200 students out of the high school. i urge and hope all of you take in consideration that these 200 students please let them go there. thank you very much. >> good evening. i'm a freshman currently attending the high school.
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i want to step up for my school. i stepped no the music wing. today, i continue to see talent that are music and drama. the election trif program that's show the potential of many students. i want to know if colleges look at us thank you. >> good evening, school board members. i'm a freshman. the reason i'm here. my education an everyone else's is the key to our own success.
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i want to know if i can still meet the graduation requirements in the future. i want to take advanced placement. i don't know if they will be there when i am able to take them. approximately 35 students. one teacher can't provide for 35 individuals jo i am currently a proud freshman. what really impressed me was the opportunities offered. numerous languages and activities such as japanese,
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dance and mandarin were offered. these drive me to work my full potential. this is more than just about us. i for one have sibblings who plan to apply for universities. we need to start thinking about more than just ourselves. their future and our future. >> i'm a parent and also on the psych counsel. i'm really proud of the kids here. they really did a good job. my son is a junior.
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he nodes the four years of world language. he wants to be able to compete for the college of his choice. >> restore our budget. do what you can. thanks for having us [applause] >> give us an explanation and a number of slots for washington. it can be a written response.
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will you be able to get back to us with that thank you for waiti
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waiting. if your name has been called, get lined up to get your minutes. thank you. ^ [speaking spanish] . >> i come from brian elementary. >> on our last meeting, i asked you to take into account what was going to happen in our school, bryant.
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we are still waiting for your answer. you should review your mission and restate it again as the mission it is of your vision. [speaking in spanish]
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pub [speaking in spanish] we have been ignored. we hold the system and pay the salaries of many people that are here. if we are not taken seriously within a week, we'll go to the press, the public and air our concerns.
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>> as parents, we are on twitter and facebook. we are informed. we request that we have a moating. if we don't, we are going to have to go out there with the press even to the white house if necessary.
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>> good evening. my name is brandon, i am a student from brian elementary. i'm here to ask you not to let the teachers that i know and
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that know me to go away. i want my teachers to remaybe and stay with us. they taught me to put the letters together so i could learn how to read, please don't take them away. thank you. >> my name is kimberly. i want my teachers to stay they
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help us in everything. they help us with homework. thank you. >> 30 parents will be here. they leave because we have children. we represent them. we have 98% signatures. they keep these teachers in school.
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we need to sit down and see where the changes have to be. believe me. after the meeting, you are going to see why we are saying this. thank you very much.
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>> [speaking in spanish] i'm a mother from brian elementary. i'm here today to remember the words ta were beautiful. he said use the tools one of the
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tools he taught us was don't ask, demand. we are really concerned because the most important thing if our life are our children. here i am to demand. the teachers are the second
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parents of our children. >> [speaking in spanish] . now we are exercising that
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right. >> thank you. >> good evening everybody. i'm a concerned parent at brian elementary. >> i was here two weeks ago. my son's school did a pretty good job. it is really far for me to learn that teachers will concern. we don't want to help them with these kids. do they have the support of the parents are they capable? it is a really low per torm
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answer school. it is coined of like we are there. a long time ago, they asked if i wanted to remove my kids from the school, i thought that was selfish. in time of crisis, you have to be a solution. that's not a solution. >> thank you. could we have the staff set up some mo williams mo williams mo williams > the board to go and meet with the families at bryant, please.
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he wanted to go to the same school as his sister. >> it turns out you can't assign to the muscle high school.
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>> there isn't a neighborhood school, it would be lincoln. she is being sent across town to attend a school where she has no friends. it will take over an hour to get to school everyday. these are things she won't be able to do