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 Diego Unified’s budget problems have been in the news. Every time school budgets are in our pages, someone asks about the California Lottery system. Apparently promises about money from the lottery flowing to the schools really made an impression. We decided to finally answer the question of how much money is coming from the lottery […]
School fundraising groups say they balance the equation by drumming up money for schools that get less state and federal funds. Because this line of thinking keeps resurfacing, it’s worth a closer look.
School board trustee John Lee Evans called San Diego Unified “one of the most charter-friendly districts in the nation.” The numbers, to some extent, bear that out. But there’s plenty of disagreement over what that means.
A California law requires extra scrutiny of public schools for seismic safety. But not all schools are subject to the rules, and experts debate whether it’s still necessary.