Category Archives: Mercurio

¿Están siendo ataca-dos los oficiales electos por sus ideas?

por Rick Mercurio Una tendencia siniestra, en la que las órdenes de alejamiento y otras maniobras legales atacan a los funcionarios electos quienes presuntamente hablan en contra de la mayoría, ha surgido nuevamente en el Condado Norte.

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Are Outspoken Elected Officials Being Targeted for their Views?

by Rick Mercurio An ominous trend, in which restraining orders and other legal maneuvers target elected officials who allegedly speak out against the majority, has resurfaced in North County.

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Las Escuelas Privadas Sirven para Formar una “Exclusividad” de las Familias Predominantemente Blancas y Cristianas

Por Rick Mercurio Las escuelas privadas de la zona pregonan que ofrecen “opciones” a las familias de Escondido y a todo North County. Es verdad, pero la mayoría de los padres que eligen escuelas privadas como Heritage K-8, Escondido Charter … Continue reading

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Charter Schools Cater to Parental “Choice” of Predominantly White, Christian Families

by Rick Mercurio Area charter schools tout that they provide a “choice” for families in Escondido and all of North County. That is true, but large numbers of the parents who choose charters like Heritage K-8, Escondido Charter High School … Continue reading

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Are Corporations Taking Over Higher Education?

by Rick Mercurio Profits and corporate interests are now becoming more predominant than the longstanding goals of educating well-rounded, free thinking students at our colleges and universities, according to a dedicated group of professors at Palomar College.

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Are Charter School Directors Bending Pension Rules?

By Rick Mercurio Teachers and administrators in California’s public schools earn pensions based on several factors. For some, like Dennis Snyder, the founder of three charter schools in Escondido CA, it adds up to a healthy lifetime benefit, even though … Continue reading

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City Removes Mural Amidst Controversy

by Rick Mercurio Escondido city officials abruptly demanded the removal of a student-created mural from a private art gallery wall last September. The power of the city to dictate the placement of art on private property, and the manner in … Continue reading

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La ciudad quita mural en medio de controversia

por Rick Mercurio Los funcionarios de la ciudad de Escondido precipitadamente exigieron el retiro de un mural creado por estudiantes de una pared de la galería de arte privada el septiembre pasado. El poder de la ciudad de dictar la … Continue reading

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Religion Permeates Escondido’s Charter Schools

By Rick Mercurio    Escondido’s largest charter schools embrace—some would say promote–Christianity, despite their status as taxpayer-funded public schools. Reported practices at Classical Academy and Dennis Snyder’s charter schools run counter to the Bill of Rights, which is a sad … Continue reading

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