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PAEA Baldwin goes after Dauber
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by PAEA power unchecked, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on May 24, 2016
PAEA President Teri Baldwin breathing heavily, singled out PAUSD board member Ken Dauber at tonight's board meeting, claiming that Dauber implied with his comments that PAEA was only after money and did not want to negotiate class size. Baldwin claimed that PAEA has opened up class size many times in the past, and then used her three mi Utes of Open Forum time to berate and accuse Dauber of misinformation, misleading, and discrediting teachers. She even said that PAEA cares about students, ending to thunderous applause from PAEA. This caused Board President Heidi Emberling to lecture the crowd about safe spaces, though she didn't admonish the crowd as much as Barb Mitchell did when Dauber was on the other side of the table. A literacy TOSA, who doesn't have her own classroom, said she needed to say something, so she said something. A parent from PTA said she wasn't representing PTA, called the raise small and said it didn't need to be commented on. Frequent speaker Mariaelena Gaona Mendoza drew attention to teachers singling out one board member, and to no applause. A parent, Rebecca, asserted that paying teachers more will lead to hiring more teachers. Dauber had an opportunity to respond that the contract not good for teachers or students and highlighted obvious false barriers to hiring teachers such as PAUSD's old-fashioned practice of not accepting online applications. He also warned that we could have hired 35 teachers with a 9% raise instead of 12%. Once Camille Townsend began to express her outrage, Dauber repeatedly asked Emberling if she could control the meeting. This is all factual. I invite any other viewers to correct the facts. I've glossed over the many comments that Townsend made against the newspaper, Heidi reading from her laptop, and many other quotes that all of you can add to this post.