Children’s Education Suffers in Government Schools

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Two unrelated articles show how the education of children comes last when dealing with the government education bureaucracy and the labor unions representing teachers. In San Diego, the unions and the district struck a deal yesterday to avoid 1,481 layoffs, according to the U-T. Representing 7,000 teachers, the San Diego Education Association agreed to extend furloughs for a third and …

School reform initiative supporters turn in signatures

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 6 Comments

SAN DIEGO — Petitions containing more than 133,000 signatures were turned-in to the San Diego City Clerk for verification Friday during a news conference in support of the San Diego Unified School District Accountability and Student Performance Initiative. The measure requires at least 93,085 valid signatures to qualify for the next citywide election. The City Clerk contracts with the San …

New Ballot Measure Promises School Reform

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 15 Comments

As published in The Presidio Sentinel on April 1, 2011. By Paul M Bowers A new ballot measure aims to make San Diego schools better for kids by increasing accountability and focusing the school board’s attention away from politics and onto student performance. The initiative was created by San Diegans 4 Great Schools, a broad-based coalition of parents, taxpayers and …

Education: A Money Pit?

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 2 Comments

“A cohesive education bureaucracy isn’t necessarily a good thing – not if that cohesion serves to preserve an unsatisfactory status quo at a time when school districts and states across the nation are climbing on the reform bandwagon.” – A Chance for Education Cohesion @sdut Frankly, that statement doesn’t go far enough when you look at once-failing school districts in …