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News, Feature JROTC under fire in S.F. schools

JROTC under fire in S.F. schools

Eleven instructors of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps shuffled into the school board meeting in late March like men on death row who might be handed an 11th-hour pardon. Hopeful skeptics. Just two weeks before, the San Francisco Unified…
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Culture, Encore

Our critics weigh in on local theater

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The moldering schoolhouse tradition of spelling bees has inspired a cultural deluge of late, from Myla Goldberg's 2001 novel Bee Season to the forthcoming feature film Akeelah and the Bee. That the…
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Culture, Stagecap


Never trust a group of 12 people who aren't smart enough to get out of jury duty — and certainly don't trust a woman who wants to be on jury duty for the rest of her life. In the uneven…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Poke in the Eye

It sometimes seems that the city offers two options for eye doctors: chichi boutiques where everything costs $250 or harried technicians with a stylistic selection equivalent to a spinning rack at Rite Aid. "Dr. Slam" is neither. A gen-u-ine local…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

The Ackerman Agenda Another school of thought: I wonder if Jeremy Mullman did any research at all about public school funding before writing about Arlene Ackerman and the Weighted Student Formula ("Class Struggle," Jan. 10). If so, perhaps the article…
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News, Feature

They Might Be Giants

Nobody's perfect. Not here, anyway. "Hey, hold it. Hold it!" Jim Thomas is saying. Thomas is the dean of students at Lowell High, and on this Saturday afternoon, he is standing beneath the basketball hoop in the school's gym. Outside,…
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