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News - January 29, 2021

Around Town

FEEL THE BERN? ... The sight of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders bundled up in mittens and a winter coat while sitting cross-legged at the Inauguration Day ceremony last week is arguably one of the most memorable fashion moments from the national event that has since taken the internet by storm in the form of memes. Palo Altans were no exception, posting images on Instagram of the former presidential candidate transposed onto recognizable places around the city. The Palo Alto Library posted him at the entrance of the Rinconada branch manning a table outside of the main entrance (and appropriate considering the library system carries a few of his books published over the years). Lotus Thai Bistro also joined in the fun by setting Sanders next to a stand of flowers for the California Avenue Farmers Market. Sanders also made an appearance downtown outside The Wine Room, where he appeared to be the first and only customer in line, sitting next to a barrel with an unopened bottle of vino. The U.S. senator has turned the viral sensation into a benefit for the greater good. He has launched the Chairman Sanders Collection that features the widely shared image on sweatshirts and T-shirts to benefit charities in his home state. Now sold out, the fundraiser has reportedly raised $1.8 million, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

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Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 2, 2021 at 10:02 am

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Since you brought this up a teacher in the SF school District wrote an opinion that was published by the SFC - "Students get a lesson in subtle white privilege". A teacher looking to explain the inauguration ceremony focuses on Bernie Sanders in an uncomplimentary way, and further about the white privilege he represents. This got a lot of responses today in the opinion section. And they generally did not agree with what was said.

The bigger topic is what is being taught in our schools? The inauguration is about the transfer of power that takes place with a President. We then get teachers that are venting their personal political positions - or is this the type of information that is being taught today in the schools? Not appreciated by the SF parents - no wonder the people are fleeing the city. Our student enrollment is also dropping.

The point of the school system is suppose to teach a proscribed set of facts. It suppose to equalize the playing field so all participants feel equal in the classroom. The teacher is counter to establishing an equal classroom where all students feel welcome and do not have to contend with political divisiveness that divides by elusive statements of categorization.


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