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 …

Math Strikes San Diego Unified

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The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has sent out layoff warnings to over 1,600 teachers and other employees for the next school year. The math behind the problem is simple. Part of the reason for the layoffs has to do with promises made in the past with the bill coming due now. From City Beat: Roughly $39 million of …

The Mess that is SDUSD

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The actions of the San Diego Unified School District board are irrational. Consider the following. The board proposed a plan to shutter schools, including high performing magnet schools to save money for a reported savings of $5 million. In the same article, it stated that the board is considering selling or developing real estate to save money. Two credit rating …

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 …

School reform initiative supporters turn in signatures

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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 …

Pay cut proposed for SDUSD Teachers and other staff. What about the bureaucrats?

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http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jan/23/sd-teachers-asked-take-pay-reduction/ “Teachers and other San Diego school employees could take pay cuts next year of up to 8 percent to help offset a projected $93 million deficit, under a proposal presented to labor groups this week.” Let’s look at this proposal. First of all, I’d like to know if the district has already made fiscal changes to their Cadillac benefit …