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Original post made on Nov 3, 2012
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on Nov 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm
I was really surprised to see the letters of support for Ken Dauber lauding him as a person who will be collaborative if he is elected to the School Board. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] Even though he says he does not believe in top-down decision making, this is exactly what he is advocating in his attacks on the Gunn counseling program. He believes he has all the right answers to Save Our Schools. Our schools do not need saving. Many Palo Altans do not realize how lucky we are to have such fantastic schools with dedicated teachers and staff. All schools can improve but we should also celebrate what a great system we are so lucky to have. I am proud that my children went to Palo Alto schools and wish that all children could be so fortunate to attend one of the best school districts in the country. Our schools do not need to be "saved" by Ken Dauber.
on Nov 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm
soccerdad is a registered user.
I disagree strongly with you about Ken Dauber and I am personally offended by the level of vitriol that has been posted on paloaltoonline today. I voted for Ken because he wants to improve counseling at Gunn, implement best practices at all our schools, improve student health, reduce academic stress, close the achievement gap and other helpful things. He has great ideas, cares about kids, and is brilliant -- he's a Yale graduate, a former college processor, and a Google engineer. He's a smart, high quality individual who will serve on a board that could use some intellectual horsepower and improved clarity.
These attacks are just creating more support for Ken while punishing the candidates and others who are behind them. It is ironic that Ken, who has run a clean, positive, issue oriented campaign which is widely regarded as one of the best campaigns that anyone has seen for years in Palo Alto and asked the voters to judge him on his ideas, is being viciously attacked for being "negative." Do your preferred candidates have so few real accomplishments that you have to resort to tearing down another candidate?
on Nov 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm
Citizen Gray is a registered user.
It is fair to offer the qualifying comments from the Palo ALto Weekly:
"For voters looking for an alternative to Kniss, either out of principle or because of her views, Tim Gray is the best alternative. Gray is a CPA and financial consultant specializing in recovering overpayments by companies that have gone through mergers or acquisitions. He lives in south Palo Alto with his wife and three school-age kids, and he wants to contribute his financial skills to the city's budget issues and to evaluating development proposals. He is concerned that the council is too responsive to developers and that continuing to approve new commercial development will lead to the city being forced to provide more housing to compensate for the jobs being created and that will lead to unwanted intensification."
In addition, in Palo Alto Daily and Daily Post endorsements, those two newspapers said:
"We're also pleased to recommend Tim Gray, an accountant who has been on the civic scene for years,
consistently arguing against overdevelopment and for spending restraint.
"...For those who are unhappy with the status quo at city hall, Gray is absolutely their best choice in this election."
Thanks for checking in on this additional information.
Timothy Gray (Candidate for Palo Alto City Council)