San Diego Schools Going Bust?

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We’ve been following, some with great puzzlement, at the seeming collapse of the San Diego Unified School District. School district officials and board members say that without a serious, life-saving infusion of state revenue or drastic cuts, such as closing schools, the state could take over the district due to fiscal insolvency, or bankruptcy. Here’s just a couple samplings of …

Closing schools? The bigger issue is Sacramento

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Regarding San Diego Unified, see the UT’s “School closure plan draws ire, skepticism“… So what do you do when the population gradually moves out of an area? The district has avoided this topic for years and it looks like it is finally forced to act. The issue could have been addressed a long time prior, but decision-makers were afraid. Think of …

S.D. Unified refuses to release tentative full list of targeted campuses

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http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/oct/06/school-closure-plan-trickling-out/ I worked for this district for 25 years, so I know something about the history. I’ve seen the district cut and reorganize several times, claiming each time that now it’s a mean and lean machine, then gradually bringing office and bureaucratic positions back to the prior point. The district justifies the huge salaries to the bureaucrats that tend to …

New Ballot Measure Promises School Reform

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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 …

Taxpayers in Wonderland, Government in La-La Land

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One of the few lists in town you DON’T want to see your name on was released this morning by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. It’s the list of “Golden Fleece” award finalists. The infamous Fleeces are “given to government programs/services that exemplify the wasteful, inefficient or downright absurd use of taxpayer dollars.” It’s a shame this creativity couldn’t …

Fair and open competition is a core American value

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Chula Vistans will vote on the Fair and Open Competition Ordinance as part of the June 8, 2010 statewide primary election. For more on the ordinance, visit http://fairnessforchulavista.com/  The following was submitted to SD Rostra as a guest commentary… Guest Column by Hon. Larry Breitfelder Fair and open competition is not a slogan or a political tactic. It is a …