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Re: “CR Update: Still Fighting

Here you go. Minor peculiarities in syntax at first made me think the writer did not speak English as his first language - that this was a spoof. But Truett has not denied being the author. "Cut Students First? Editor-- The Academic Senate of College of the Redwoods has broken the law. This group of CR professors has held one or more illegal secret meetings, with no opportunity for public comment. In one of these secret meetings, they endorsed a CR budget proposal to limit enrollment. Their "effective solution to the problems" of the budget proposed by the administration would deny classes to over 1,000 students. Yes, these are tough fiscal times, but should students be cut first? Both employee unions (faculty and classified staff) are asking for salary raises starting this July 1. A 2010 survey shows that full-time CR professors who have worked twenty-one years make $104,301. That salary ranks seventh from the top among 72 California community college districts. Their contracts are for 10 months only (they work for 10 months out of 12 months with summers off). On top of that they get a $10,000-plus medical, dental, and vision benefit that covers them and all their dependents. The taxpayer- funded benefits don't end there. The co-presidents of the Academic Senate presented this proposal of cutting students to the board of trustees at the April meeting. The CR president Jeff Marsee and the board of trustees have twice rejected passing a budget with such drastic cuts in seats for students. Let the CR Board of Trustees know where you want the cut to come from (476-4170). Ask the Mendocino County District Attorney to investigate this violation of the law. George Truett, member CR Board of Directors Garberville" [Fort Bragg Advocate-News, June 24, 2010]

Posted by Diogenes' Dog on 07/04/2010 at 12:05 PM

Re: “CR Update: Still Fighting

Did George Truett take this action as an individual? Did he make this very splashy and divisive move with the consultation and participation of his Board colleagues? At their meeting next Tuesday, July 6, will they state their support of Truett's scurrilous messages to the press and DA's? Is there no other recourse to mismanagement of a community college district than to wait for and hope for better trustees to be elected?

Posted by Diogenes' Dog on 06/30/2010 at 9:47 AM

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