San Diego Unified, under Superintendent Cindy Marten, has been obsessed not with fixing its problems but with denying they exist.
Recently, educators in San Diego have had the 1988 movie on their minds. But continuing to show the film and trump its lessons confirms students’ worst fears: that their teachers think less of them and define them by the struggles they face.
It truly is a privilege to have the luxury of being able to dedicate time and money to something you believe in. But it shouldn’t be necessary — and worst of all, it might deepen school inequality.
San Diegans were effectively asked to be mind-readers several times, and on major issues, by people in power over the last year.
Before I start, here’s what you need to know about me: You know that person at the party who corrects everyone? The know-it-all nobody really wants to talk to, because they start every sentence with “Actually … ”? That’s me. I realize what I’m admitting about myself, but it’s not like I can really pretend […]
Less than two months after the state’s new aid-in-dying measure went into effect, my sister used the law to obtain a lethal dose of drugs. “I’d rather be free than entombed in my body,” she told me.