That layoffs hit the poorest schools hardest is generally accepted as true – both by people who want to preserve the current system of teacher protections and those who want to dismantle it.
A school board member must focus solely on education. The public position should not be used to serve the member’s day job or any other political purpose.
A parent warns not to discount your neighborhood school so quickly, what the American Independent Party is really about and the city attorney’s office targets spice.
To Richard Barrera, his roles as a San Diego Unified trustee and leader within the local labor movement don’t conflict – they complement each other perfectly. On the school board, Barrera led a deal to hire more union workers for school construction projects, helped elect union-backed school board members and selected Cindy Marten as superintendent without a public search.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Mario Koran and NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean detail the Memorial Prep revamp proposal, its cost and why some folks don’t support it.
Schools trustee Richard Barrera said he is confident Marne Foster’s resignation and guilty plea hasn’t tarnished the district’s image.
A summer program in Chollas View is helping low-income students combat problems over the break from school. But no one seems to have money to expand the effort any time soon.
Last-minute changes to San Diego Unified’s budget for next year led many to fear teacher layoffs rather than the reshuffling that’s actually set to happen.
San Diego Unified school board trustee Richard Barrera claimed the district has the lowest dropout rate among the state’s largest urban districts.
Tuesday’s landmark ‘Vergara’ ruling validates a growing belief that California’s public education system values teachers over students.