March 19, 1999
Easter and Passover, one Christian the other Jewish. Jewish people use "Jewish Tacos" wrongly named Matzohs represent symbolically the 40 years they spent in the desert with Moses. Ill prepared for their flight, the Jewish people brought with them wheat (the staff of life) but not the yeast which causes the bread to rise. Yes, Matzoh is flat and square and tacos are round. But the Matzoh that was made in the desert was round. Both are the staff of life.
During the Passover no Jewish person is allowed to eat leaven bread. Passover reminds the Jewish person to never forget their 400 years of slavery and to never submit to slavery again. In today's celebrations the Matzoh is square. When they are made round by hand (Jewish Tacos) and they are made to be sold for charity to feed the poor or those whom are unable to buy food at this time of the year.
The Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples were the Passover Sedar. Two nights of Passover are named Sedars. Where family and friends gather to retell the story of the Passover. No doubt Jesus was of the same mind as his followers and ate Jewish tacos. Whether it is tacos or Matzoh there is a bonding of our two people.
(Dedicated to Father Victor Salandini the Taco Priest)
Chula Vista School Board is Wrong
Superintendent Dr. Libia Gil recommended to the School Board the dismissal of my daughter's school principal. Dr. Gil is very adept at filtering limited information to the Board. They in turn voted to take action against Principal, Manriquez, from Haborside, without conducting due diligence in gathering sufficient information.
As a parent at this school, I am stunned that a group of people far removed from the day to day dealings of the school can take action to dismiss a perfectly effective Principal. I am surprised that the Board did not demand that Dr. Gil present unbiased and factual information.
As a voter and taxpayer and parent, I expect that those who have the ultimate decision assure that due process is provided to those most affected by their decisions. The School District should reasses their prior action and reinstate Mr. Manriquez as well as the other two principals who were dismissed.
Parents should evaluate the effectiveness of the school principal and not bureaucrats sitting atop the ivory tower.
(Comment: there is more here than meets the eye. More and more we note that the fathers and mothers of the children in their public schools are having less and less to say about their schools. Seems the "burrocrats" only want your say when you elect them to office and when they want your money. Seems it is time that parents take control of their children's education by voting out the unresponsive Boards and against all bond issues until they listen to you.)