Thursday, June 19, 2008

JROTC survives progressive attempt to kill it

The notice below is from an excellent blog, San Francisco Schools, on "matters related to schools in San Francisco" at

Curses, foiled again... JROTC survives

JROTC survived a sneak attack last night, as an attempt to strip PE credit from the program failed to attract a BOE majority. The vote on the measure broke as follows:

In favor:
Norman Yee, Mark Sanchez, Eric Mar

Hydra Mendoza, Jill Wynns, Kim-Shree Maufas

Commissioner Jane Kim, a co-sponsor of the resolution, had the good sense to be absent. In spite of the barely legal, minimal 24-hour notice of the meeting, JROTC proponents mobilized and attended the meeting. Why was the meeting called with such short notice? "We would not want us to get into a predicament of getting sued." Principals needed enough time to plan before they left on vacation. So instead of subjecting this proposal to the normal committee review and public scrutiny, they tried to kill the program while no one was looking. Thanks Commissioner Kim for not being a party to this odious maneuver.

SF Chronicle story: