Darnold tries to frame the issues and direct the press, but misstates every reform goal due to his ignorance of real reform issues and his complete denial of the real problems at CUSD
Mar 10, 2008 Filed in: Darnold, Mike
Mike Darnold, CUSD Board Meeting "Why are they trying to destroy us? That is the question the press should be asking. Why do they want to place people in board positions that have no knowledge or interest in public education. What is their agenda? I challenge the press to do some real journalism and find out who these people are, why they want our district to be destroyed, why do they want to…why do they want us to tear down San Juan Hills High School and sell the district office, sending our kids to overcrowded schools and our administrators and staff back to cramped, rented portables. Doesn’t anyone get this?"
Darnold read this statement from a prepared speech he read from the dais at the March 10, 2008 CUSD board meeting. Darnold is one of the Fleming-era CUSD trustees.
OC Register columnist emphasizes absurdity of trustee Draper's defense to repeated Brown Act violations
Oct 22, 2007 Filed in: Mickadeit, Frank
Frank Mickadeit, The Orange County Register "The catch-all Brown Act exception the board used to justify all manner of secrecy was 'Evaluation of Superintendent,' which were it strictly about Fleming’s performance would be OK. However, board President Marlene Draper told the grand jury she allowed the board to discuss just about anything in private because 'all issues pertaining to the management of the district fall under his evaluation.' "
Mickadeit is a columnist for The Orange County Register.
Sep 20, 2006 Filed in: Mickadeit, Frank
Frank Mickadeit, The Orange County Register "Not that the Republicans’ process has been seamless or without drama punctuated by moments of wonderment and hilarity. Last week, for example, Capo schools candidate Kathleen LeBon stood before the very committee she wanted to OK her endorsement and questioned members’ integrity, leading to a protracted argument. Not only did she not get the nod, but the GOP specifically endorsed against her (one of only six such declarations it made.)”
Mickadeit is a columnist for the Orange County Register.