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Joseph Di Salvo is a member of the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Board of Trustees. He is a San Jose native. His columns reflect his personal opinion and can be found weekly on San Jose Inside.
Remember when broadcast television was the only game in town? Rooftop antennas and three major networks. If you prefer that over the entertainment options today, you’re living in the past—similar to those who continue to resist innovation in our public schools.
The San Jose mayor’s race has been unfortunately distilled down to a contentious debate on public safety, crime and pension reform. But if the next mayor focuses on one different issue, he will be able to address all of the aforementioned topics.
Joseph D. McNamara served as San Jose’s police chief from 1976-91. He was a smart and courageous leader who brought national and international prominence to San Jose, introducing the city to the best practices in law enforcement.
Just as President Obama will address the nation about a strategy to defeat ISIS, he should call for a plan to address the dearth of civics literacy among our youth, according to Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Joseph DiSalvo.
I recently had the good fortune to observe a conference on collaborative international partnerships for higher education in Afghanistan. The restoration of higher education is key to rebuilding the war-ravaged nation.