The governor’s new taxes, which narrowly passed on Tuesday night, will prevent massive cuts to education funding, but local education leaders cautioned that it’s not a permanent fix to the state’s budget woes.
The governor’s tax initiative is a few points down with about 2 million votes counted.
Statement: “[H]e became vice-principal at a middle school. But he was fired as an ‘ineffective campus leader,'” states a mailer paid for by the American Federation of Teachers. Determination: Huckster Propaganda
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The lesson of this summer is that we can find practical solutions at a local level when we work together.
San Diego Unified’s deal to avoid teacher layoffs was heralded as a masterful compromise, but the district has also staked the length of the school year on increased taxes, a move that puts kids’ education directly in the hands of California voters.
Last week’s big labor deal cements a whole new approach for the powerful teachers union and gets the district off the hook for pay raises. But it might also result in a shorter school year.
Watch our explainer of the deal that will bring back more than 1,500 laid-off educators, with the help of a couple of cute kids.
In conclusion, I no longer trust our union, SDEA, to do right by its members, and, therefore, I will be voting “no” on this tentative agreement (but I would vote “yes” for a total recall of the current SDEA board).
By agreeing to more furlough days and deferring promised raises, the union is acting as a responsible stakeholder, concerned about the quality of our public schools.