The question becomes how do we bridge that achievement gap? There seems to be some schools, teachers and principals throughout the land that do bridge the gap better than others. Ah! Here-in lies the rub — outstanding bright teachers who have teaching in their DNA.
Regular attendees at public meetings occasionally hear someone stand and say something like, “When did this happen? What’s going on? I never heard anything about this.” Never mind that the elected officials, whether they be planning group or school board members, have been discussing the issue for awhile — sometimes years — and it’s been reported in the media, discussed around town, been the subject of letters to the editor and website blogs — and in some cases the information’s been mailed to all residents, property owners, voters or parents.
May 15 2013 | Posted in Editorial
| Read More »
The 6th Annual Music Fest was a huge success in no small part to the volunteers and club members who worked so hard to put it on. To each and every one of them, I thank you.
The wrestling team from Ramona High School, your labor to haul the tables and chairs from the trailers to each of
Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother’s Day is a great time to review the following advice you got when you were a kid.
You can be whatever you want to be.
May 10 2013 | Posted in Editorial
| Read More »
Planned funding cuts to California’s nearly 100 hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities, including Palomar Health, will leave many patients and their families without the critical long-term and short-term rehabilitative care they need.
Drastic budget cuts will force facilities to reduce services and staffing, turn away new patients, and close. Communities served by these facilities would be harmed beyond repair.
This was sent to the Ramona Unified School District Board members and superintendent.
I am a parent with children in specialized academic programs at Barnett Elementary School and James Dukes Elementary School. I have been observing the proceedings between the Ramona school board and Ramona Teachers Association. In the event of a strike by teachers, the increased
Emotions are running high at Ramona Unified, particularly after Monday night’s special board meeting that packed the high school’s Performing Arts Wing as speaker after speaker pleaded with trustees not to impose cuts that will take chunks out of teachers’ May and June paychecks.
It was clear that all spoke from their heart, including school trustees who believe that, without these cuts, the district will be unable to pay its bills and thus faces possibility of state takeover.
Apr 23 2013 | Posted in Editorial
| Read More »
The unsung heroes of Ramona are members of the Senior Volunteer Patrol.
A few years ago, a friend of mine, Dave Patterson, made a suggestion, since I am a senior living alone, that I contact the Senior Patrol. That was one of the best decisions that I ever made.
On March 30, Dr. Wayne Iverson, a San Diego physician, tea party leader and member of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) who strongly oppose the Democrats’ so-called “Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act” (aka Obamacare), presented an informational program at Ramona Mainstage to over 150 concerned citizens, revealing the sobering truth about Obamacare.
I moved to Casner off the 78 six years ago. Access to SR-78 is a problem daily for me, traffic coming westbound. Drivers exceed the speed limit and have yelled, cussed and given me nice gestures more than once a week.
God help me if I’m with my husband in the stock trailer when we turn onto Casner if coming from Julian. I’ve seen motorcyclists hit other trailers that have made an attempt to turn on Casner.