Friday, March 25, 2016

Judge Whitney dissolves restraining order obtained by Escondido School District against Jose Fragozo

On March 25, 2016 San Diego Superior Court Judge Richard Whitney dissolved the restraining order obtained by Escondido Union School District against its own board member Jose Fragozo.
From the Superior Court website:

03/25/2016Minutes finalized for Hearing on Restraining Order
heard 03/25/2016 01:30:00 PM.

03/25/2016Temporary Restraining Order dissolved.

03/25/2016Restraining order as requested denied without prejudice.

See story: EUSD denied restraining order against Trustee Jose Fragozo 

See my original post HERE.

San Diego Union-Tribune story about the case:
Fragozo makes case to lift restraining order
By Pat Maio
Feb. 10, 2016

— Escondido elementary school district Trustee Jose Fragozo testified in Vista Superior Court on Wednesday that he never yelled or threatened school officials who want him banned from district property.
Fragozo’s testimony came near the end of a weeks-long hearing into whether a temporary workplace violence restraining order filed against him by district administrators should be made permanent... Fragozo, 50, is the first Latino elected to the school board. He has said officials want to silence his concerns about declining enrollment, minority issues and what he has said are deficiencies in teaching English language learners...

Rankins-Ibarra, and trustees Zesty Harper and Paulette Donnellon, testified last month that Fragozo has harassed administrators with bullying text messages, emails, finger-pointing antics and name-calling. The superintendent has said the behavior has caused him to fear for his life.
Fragozo said in court Wednesday that he believes his board colleagues are discriminating against him because of his race. 

Superior Court Judge Richard Whitney has presided over the hearing and is expected to issue a ruling in March...

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

I'm not surprised that the US is 11th in world literacy, but I was surprised by Japan and the Netherlands

Most literate nation in the world? Not the U.S., new ranking says.
A new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at 11th. Who’s No. 1? Finland.

The study, conducted by John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., analyzes  trends in literate behavior and literacy in more than 60 countries...