We’ve Heard 10/16/18 | 11:05pm

We’ve heard the screeching brakes, shifting  gears and brain breaking twists that Stand and the district are cranking themselves through. You know, that two to three year long tantrum and misrepresentation of facts to make people believe “Go Public, Not Charter” is something other than the full on Trumpian bs that it actually is.

First we saw the Stand leader blithely tell us that she can send her kid to an out-of-district school, a private school, because “some kids just need another choice” and the RVSD wasn’t appropriate. Then we watch the district negotiate with Heartwood Waldorf to consider making it a (Stand forbid), district charter school or some such.

This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad and hadn’t cost district parents sooo much money so that the district could refuse to negotiate with the Charter (you know, like adults do) and continue their rage and attempt to destroy MAP, now the Ross Valley Charter.

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It would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad. This single-minded “win at all costs” mentality of Capron/Bagley has twisted this community into knots.

MAP was a huge asset to the district. It should have been protected and allowed to grow to fulfill demand. Instead, several years ago Capron decided she wanted MAP gone. She’s been working on it ever since, including hiring Bagley to do her dirty work. Put that on the “Wall of Awesomeness.”

DG
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Why has the district not engaged or alerted community they are negotiating with a charter .
This Waldorf school is wonderful but totally unconventional . Do they recognize who will be making governing decisions over them?
A charter hating board .
Good luck Heartwood . RVC was lucky the district didn’t charter them .
Seriously lucky .

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Where is your evidence that the RVSD board is “negotiating with Heartwood”? IF Heartwood submits a charter application, we will see what happens. I highly doubt RVSD would authorize an unstable charter. And I suspect the Stand organization would not support that at all. Your gossip and lies are pretty weak.

Dave T.
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Ask Stephen Pringle about it. Don’t bother asking the district, though – they are negotiating in secret. Stand is posting on Next Door about how great it would be for the district to charter Heartwood and Stand does what the district says. But, not to worry, the district really just wants to keep Heartwood parents from signing intent to enroll forms (ITE’s).

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Nailed it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So much for transparent representative governance from “elected” officials…none of those adjectives are true

Left turn
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Left turn

Dude it’s unstable. Do we really need to pretend to HW that the application will be considered ? Of course not.
HW , words of wisdom – RVSD is NOT your ally . HW suckered hard by Bagley Pringle right now .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Actually Stand welcomes schools that do not impact the community so negatively.

Molly
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Molly

And that’s in the stand bylaws, I’m guessing? Stand just says anything it wants because they don’t have to take responsibility for anything they say or do. And that let’s you attribute anything you want to Stand. Good trick.

Anonymous
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I wish you could understand that it is use of
Prop 39 that is the sticking point. Get rid of that and there would be a COMPLETELY different situation in Ross Valley. Everyone is just an ordinary family like yours.

magicbag
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magicbag

Prop 39 was voted on by a majority of Marin County voters, because it was explicitly intended to be a productive tool in school district’s toolbox. Specifically, to put liabilities like underutilized or shuttered classrooms, and crumbling buildings or whole campuses to work as rent-generating assets. If you don’t like RVC at White Hill, then put your money where your mouth is, and vote Anne Capron out in 2020 and insist that Rick Bagley be fired. They aren’t on your side. There is only one side for them: their own asses. They specifically put RVC at White Hill to foment… Read more »

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Oh. So I guess you’re now admitting that stand is part of the secret negotiations to pretend that a backroom deal without Heartwood is desireable – no amount of hypocrisy is too great if it means that it could harm RVC

Born local
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Born local

I’ve got friends in Ross and Lagunitas and you can be sure Stand has made the RVSD the laughing stock of Marin.
Every private school parent just tripled their investment too!
Stand is a sorry group of suburban rich bored parent vigilantes. Puts new meaning behind Idle time is the devils playground . 😂
Poor Fairfax. Used to set the standard as the ideal place to live and go to school.

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I live in Lagunitas and no one is laughing as far as I can see. It’s all BS. Really if you want your own school there are definitely better ways to do it. We have examples right here. We didn’t step on anyone’s toes to do it either.

Born local
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Born local

Since you don’t see anyone laughing in Lagunitas then no one is laughing? We must run in different circles .The laughter I’ve seem is a complex expression of pity shame and some actual rib roasting. The NEON orange Stand trucker hat on the sidelines was the inspiration for the last chuckle from Valley friends. Parents do feel bad RV kids parents display themselves against other parents like that. It’s so thoughtless sometimes the only way to make sense of it is to laugh. And sigh relief Stand is somewhere else , not messing with your kids! Step back and look… Read more »

Dave T.
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And we here in Ross Valley acknowledge your success, but, remember, you had an adult board to deal with.

Born local
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Born local

Had to comment on the “Stand Welcomes” comment above too.
WHO THE F%c! ARE YOU.
Legal decisions other people make for their children ain’t up to YOU or your malicia .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wow so much anger around this issue of schools. Why can’t you all get along?

Born local
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Born local

“Most” speak the language of democracy unless you are an anarchist of course .
Parents that spend all day chewing off their hands complaining about what they ain’t got on social media aren’t going to change the world . Hate to break it to ya .

Anonymous
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Some of us a very worried about corporate takeover. It’s happening everywhere. We can vote, democracy indeed! As you freely give what is ours to private companies, hoping the smell of coffee meets your nostrils soon.

Anon
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As Wesley Pratt says; the Sky is Falling Henny Penny
The charter and its teachers have been teaching Fairfax public school kids for twenty years . This isn’t a corporate takeover . Duh.
Takes one eye open to differentiate.
You’re counting on people that don’t have one eye open. Slap a magnet on instead . Or put up a forger sign and act infuriated about B Devos politics in freaking Michigan.

Anonymous
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The fairfax home grown teachers are not part of a corporate takeover. That is until they accepted grants totaling over $350,000 from corporate players. Wake up

Anonymous
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The grants were from a foundation that gives to many non-profits, including educational, NPR, environmental, kids mountain biking, etc. The money was given with no strings attached. It’s just silly to try to call it a corporate takeover.

Anonymous
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Education is the key to soothing irrational fears.

https://tinyurl.com/mcoe-201808211-pdf

Anonymous
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What does that even mean? That a corporation will run the public schools? That’s illegal in California (there used to be a handful of “for profit” charter schools but a law was just passed that prohibits them). Do you mean that companies will have an influence over public education? That’s been happening for decades–think of textbook companies, software companies, testing companies, etc. What would a corporate takeover even look like?

Sara
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Sara

Fearful hyperbole is fun but it doesn’t move the ball forward, does it?

Anonymous
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Corporate takeover. That’s funny. Privatization. Silly. Stand tosses around buzzwords just like Trump.

There would be no Prop 39 if the district would be willing to rent its EMPTY classrooms at Red Hill to RVC. But if you mention that to Stand people they get all bent out of shape and say it will never happen. Why? Because they just want to win. They just want RVC to go away.

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“Stand is posting on Next Door about how great it would be for the district to charter Heartwood.” That is completely insane!!

What happened to “Charters hurt neighborhood schools by taking money…” and “Go Public, Not Charter” ??

StanDistrict is so completely transparent it’s just ridiculous. They have had a vendetta against MAP/RVC for years and will do anything to destroy it. Even going completely in the opposite direction of the ugly signs they’ve put up all over the community. Give me a break.

DD
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Standwood
Go Waldorf and Public not Charter
Charters = Stand Hypocrisy
Waldorf now paid for by RVSD
Stand for Private Waldorf RVSD
Magic Bagley loves Waldorf!
Stand for Steiner
Waldorf brought to you by Pringle
Where’s C Ross?
Pringle and Ross ❤️ fairies ( now)
Whoops Go Charter

Some ideas for the next batch of Stand signs.

Anonymous
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As you bury your head in the sand, the corporate take over of public resources will go ahead regardless. You need to get out and VOTE! Wake up. It’s happening all around you.

Kids first
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Kids first

When a for profit corporate charter with no ties to the community shows up all of us will recognize it. Oh , for profit charters are outlawed so we can relax. The law was written that if eighty families and teachers have an approved charter, district county or state , as tax payers they are entitled to a portion of surplus district property . That’s the law. This protects families that have every right to determine if the local district model is appropriate for them. Minority in number had nothing to do with validity or need. This matters tremendously beyond… Read more »

Anonymous
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I wish “you people” would leave RVC alone too! Stop meddling!

Anonymous
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RVC would never have existed if it weren’t for the district withdrawing support for MAP over a couple of years. The families and teachers in that program understood its value in the community. Most of the parents who were involved in getting RVC off the ground have kids who are too old to even attend the school, but they believed in it and made it happen for other families’ kids. That’s the definition of grassroots! It’s not corporate, and there’s no takeover.

Just because you keep repeating it, doesn’t make it true.

Anonymous
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Then good news. RVC parents, teachers, and staff are against privatization of education too.

Anonymous
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Tip: educate yourself before commenting, to avoid looking foolish.

http://www.marinschools.org/MCOE/Documents/Marin%20COE%20-%20Charter%20Schools%20Presentation%208-21-18%20HANDOUT%20(BG%20+%20FCMAT).pdf?fbclid=IwAR2Ue2_vqKNA2sjI41j3x4qEdleT1bkLoNW0HYGc9r1RuWpNybp459MOGww