Thursday, August 26, 2010

Will Laurie Frater graduate to a college board next?

Yea, my dad's on the school board!  Laurie Frater has set a new standard in keeping track of his children and others. When Laurie's children were younger, he was a Pacifica elementary school district board trustee.  Now they are older, he is newly appointed to Jefferson Union High School District board trustees (serving the remaining term of David Mineta).

The future?  Will the college of  Laurie's children need a new trustee?  Or, will the President of the United States be calling him to join David?  Congratulations Laurie! 

Articles of interest: 
Laurie Frater profile to be continued Pacifica Tribune 8/25/10.
Laurie Frater fills big shoes Pacifica Tribune 8/23/10.

I did not authorize this posting! 
Laurie Frater

Posted partially in spoof by Kathy Meeh


Conservative Teacher said...

Does Mr Frater support this;
Teachers' dues in California average about $1,000 per teacher per year, with about 30 percent of it going for political spending. In fact, CTA spent more than $211 million from 2000 to 2009 on lobbying, and it is hardly a secret that this money goes in one direction only — left — despite the fact that teachers' politics run in all directions. From: MercuryNews 07/07/10

Anonymous said...

We should audit all trusee on the district computers to see how much time they spend blogging.

Laurie Frater said...

To Conservative Teacher:

My understanding is that teacher union dues vary by union, but that they average about 1% of salary, so the "$1,000 per teacher per year" number seems high. Also, I believe that local union branches vote on the amount that they contribute to Political Action Committees each year, so it may be 30% or more in some places, but much less in others. In any case, it's now the law that union members can choose to opt out of contributing to their union's political action committee(s), so I'd expect that anyone who feels that their contribution is being directed to something that they don't support would choose to opt out.
Having said that, I remember that a former employer would regularly "invite" my contributions to its political action committee; I was in no doubt that the funds would go to support things that I didn't, but it's not always easy to opt out or decline - even if that option exists.