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Ed Maduli to be interim Cuesta president

Sources inside Cuesta College are telling me that the deal has been made and Ed Maduli has agreed to serve as interim president following the resignation of controversial Marie Rosenwasser. Maduli is a relatively new face at Cuesta, currently serving as assistant superintendent and vice-president for administrative services. He was often the face and voice in the community during Cuesta’s recent failed bond measure attempt.

Which means that Gil Stork, the man who should be president of Cuesta, never was seriously considered, making it the third time he has been passed over to lead the college. It appears that the overly-dysfunctional Cuesta board of trustees would rather have someone they can push around at the helm than a man who has been in this community for more than 40 years.

Here’s the bottom line: Cuesta needs to get that bond passed. Maduli had his chance and he blew it. Gil Stork could have been asked to be president on a five-year contract, gotten that bond passed and moved on into retirement.

You have to wonder what Cuesta is thinking these days.

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  1. JerryDinAZ
    December 2, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    ALL PUBLIC EDUCATION IS FAILING IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER…SOON VOTERS WILL REALIZE THAT IN ORDER TO IMPROVE PUBLIC EDUCATION IT WILL NEED TO INCLUDE A PRIVATIZED ELEMENT LED WITH SCHOOL VOUCHERS!
    WHY IS THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM SO AFRAID OF VOUCHERS? THE ANSWER IS QUITE CLEAR. IN A FREE MARKET DEMOCRACY PUBLIC EDUCATION AS WE KNOW IT TODAY WILL END…AND A MORE SUCCESSFUL AND ACCOUNTABLE SYSTEM WILL REPLACE IT…TO THE ULTIMATE BENEFIT OF THE CHILDREN AND TAX PAYERS! NO MORE FREE RIDES THROUGH THE PUBLIC TROUGH! TEACHERS WILL EITHER SINK OR SWIM, WITH MANY PRIVATE SECTOR TEACHERS WAITING IN THE WINGS TO SHOW EM HOW IT’S DONE IN THE REAL WORLD.
    IF I AM SO WRONG…WHY NOT TRY IT AND LET IT FAIL? THAT ANSWER IS ALSO CRYSTAL CLEAR! IT WON’T FAIL…ONLY LAZY LIBERAL TEACHERS WHO CAN’T CUT THE MUSTARD! I SAY GOOD RIDDANCE TO THEM ALL! FINALLY!

  2. Rich from Paso
    December 2, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    While Jerry is off the point talking about school vuchers, it does give me an opportunity to offer up a possible solution to the the problem of failing schools in the bigge cities: open enrolment. What open enrollment means that if you can get to the school you can go to the school. Each school would be capped at a max enrollment level. It means an end to the madatory school busing across town. If parents had the option of taking their kids to ANY of the schools in their city, parents woud be the ones telling the school boards what were good schools and bad by the shifts in school enrollment numbers. Almost no kids would be going to the failing ones and the good ones would be bursting at the seams. You then reenforce the good ones with more teachers and resources. With the failing ones, you have to get into the “root cause” of the problem: is it lack of security, bad teachers, not enough resources, hooligans, etc. Then you remodel the schools, increase security, brinign in better teachers, wire it for the internet and make that school a school parents would want to send their children to.

    As for higher eduction, everything the new Democrat leadership is talking about is stupid. Making college tuition 100% tax deductable does not overcome the problem of the up-front costs of attending any school. Furthermore, low-cost schools like Cal Poly will increase their tuition rates to match whatever cap the Dems want to imposes. Elitist, high cost schools like USC, Stanford, and Harvard will still be elitist high cost schools because more of the cost of that school will be tax payer subsidized. It is an example of true Rich People welfare. If Democrats really wanted to make college more affordable, then they would offer a whole battery of scholarships and grants across the different lower income strata and academic achievment levels. I f they offered a “challenged student scholarship” (someone that tests well on the SAT but has suffering GPA) contingent on them taking and passing the basic level courses, or “failing school scholarships” or “depressed area scholarships” or just straight “I’m poor and can’t afford college” grants, etc, etc. The Democrats could target those areas of the economy and social strata that are hardest hit by shifts in the economy we’re experiencing. Butin alas, the Democrats just appear to want to create an upper income welfare program and to taxpayer fund college education at ridiculously inflated rates.

  3. Rich from Paso
    December 4, 2006 at 4:45 am

    Another way of making college more accessible for students is to end the linkage between a student looking for financial aid and their parents income. The math is that parents will contribute to a student’s financial support and help pay for college. This really squeezes the middle class that may make enough to live comfortably, but in high cost areas like ours, the parents don’t have the means to support their child. A child must be fully emancipated for a year before all of the federal grants and loans are available. If the student loan administration placed more emphasis on grades and test scores than how much mommy and daddy made when giving loans and grants, I imagine more students would be able to afford college.

  4. JerryDinAZ
    December 4, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    STUDENTS BURDEN WITH THE HUGE DEBT OF GOING TO COLLEGE IS NOT THE SOLUTION AT ALL!
    THE ONLY SOLUTION TO TODAY’S FAILING EDUCATION IS COMPETITION!
    IF PARENTS HAD CHOICES FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES FOR THEIR CHILDREN THE MARKET WOULD DRIVE EDUCATION.
    I FOR ONE WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THESE LIBERAL LOONY PROFESSORS! THEY NEED REAL WORLD COMPETITION. IF TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS WERE PAID A COMMISSION ON THE FUNDS GENERATED BY THEIR CLASSES WE’D SEE REAL CHANGES ON DAY ONE!
    AFTER ALL, THIS EXACTLY WHAT THE GRADUATES WILL EXPERIENCE WHEN THEY ENTER THE WORK FORCE. PRODUCE OR DIE.
    IN THE END, MONEY RULES!
    LET THE COMPETITION BEGIN!
    LET EDUCATION IMPROVE NOW!

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