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Wrong information in Info Palo Alto about our County Board of Education

Original post made by Ze'ev Wurman, Palo Verde, on Sep 13, 2009

I noticed that Info Palo Alto, the annual PA Weekly publication, lists our representative to the County Board of Education as one Mary Anne Filice. Seems a bit funny, given that Grace Mah's election to this post Web Link was quite a newsworthy item less than a year ago. Makes one wonder how serious the fact-checking of the Weekly is, and whether that annual insert is worth the paper it is printed on.

As an aside, turns out that Mary Anne Filice is a school board member of San Benito County. Web Link

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Posted by mom
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:41 am

Yeah, and the article on the new Gunn High School construction lists the new construction as being done to meet projected growth of 2000 students -- there already is 2000 students at Gunn (maybe a few more). (This is not a small mistake when you consider the consensus of research that shows the learning suffers in schools larger than 2100 students.) The plan is for the high schools to accommodate 2300-2500 students each, at least, that's behind the main planning decisions.

Who is doing the Weekly's school fact checking? Thanks for catching the mistake, Ze'ev!


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