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    For education junkies, it was a feast. This weekend, the Union-Tribune ran three different op-eds from current board members Richard Barrera and Scott Barnett and former candidate Steve Rosen about how to solve San Diego Unified’s budget woes.

    Check ‘em out. Then weigh in here: Are there other solutions that these three people didn’t talk about? What else could we be doing to sort out this budget mess? Please post your comments here on the blog. If your ideas really intrigue me, maybe we can swing a guest blog for you!

    Please contact Emily Alpert directly at emily.alpert@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5665 and follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/emilyschoolsyou.

      This article relates to: Education

      Written by Emily Alpert

      28 comments
      Allen Hemphill
      Allen Hemphill subscribermember

      I define destruction as finishing only above Mississippi in the US Department of Education 2009 Science rankings. We have but one slot to go.

      Akamai
      Akamai

      I define destruction as finishing only above Mississippi in the US Department of Education 2009 Science rankings. We have but one slot to go.

      Allen Hemphill
      Allen Hemphill subscribermember

      All school boards should have on THEIR staff, a UCSD graduate student in finance, who answers directly to the Board and can only be fired if he is ever seen having coffee with the staff!

      Akamai
      Akamai

      All school boards should have on THEIR staff, a UCSD graduate student in finance, who answers directly to the Board and can only be fired if he is ever seen having coffee with the staff!

      Sydney Allen
      Sydney Allen subscriber

      Furthermore, with the news of California's revised budget, the cuts aren't as bad as people like ScrippsDad predict. Sometimes it seems he wants his "doom and gloom outlook" to come to fruition so he can turn to the union with "I told you so".

      YoLaTengo
      YoLaTengo

      Furthermore, with the news of California's revised budget, the cuts aren't as bad as people like ScrippsDad predict. Sometimes it seems he wants his "doom and gloom outlook" to come to fruition so he can turn to the union with "I told you so".

      Dustin Johnson
      Dustin Johnson subscriber

      Unfortunately, for those who aren't financiers and don't own their own labor, money is a tough thing to come by and many need to put food and shelter as the priority. My occasional donation of time and money to my previous schools is all that I could afford to give, what have you contributed? $100,000 into a failed campaign and sneaky financial advice?

      DustinJ
      DustinJ

      Unfortunately, for those who aren't financiers and don't own their own labor, money is a tough thing to come by and many need to put food and shelter as the priority. My occasional donation of time and money to my previous schools is all that I could afford to give, what have you contributed? $100,000 into a failed campaign and sneaky financial advice?

      Akamai
      Akamai

      (They will cash your check!)

      Eduardo Stephano
      Eduardo Stephano subscriber

      Great RB, than take your concerns to your legislators and let democracy have it's say. If the voters decide against tax increases, and unions are forced to make concessions then so be it. But all the griping and begrudging is getting very tiring.

      zeekzeus
      zeekzeus

      Great RB, than take your concerns to your legislators and let democracy have it's say. If the voters decide against tax increases, and unions are forced to make concessions then so be it. But all the griping and begrudging is getting very tiring.

      Eduardo Stephano
      Eduardo Stephano subscriber

      Sour grapes Mr. Rosen, sour grapes. Good luck with any future political endeavors. You can pander all you want to the anti-union crowd, but fortunately most voters disagree(d) with you.

      zeekzeus
      zeekzeus

      Sour grapes Mr. Rosen, sour grapes. Good luck with any future political endeavors. You can pander all you want to the anti-union crowd, but fortunately most voters disagree(d) with you.

      ScrippsDad
      ScrippsDad subscriber

      When finances head south, somebody has to pay. Just look and study the budgets, it's currently unsustainable over the next 3 years. Are you suggesting that we should now balance the budgets on the back of the kids - who had nothing to do with the greed and economic meltdown?

      ScrippsDad
      ScrippsDad

      When finances head south, somebody has to pay. Just look and study the budgets, it's currently unsustainable over the next 3 years. Are you suggesting that we should now balance the budgets on the back of the kids - who had nothing to do with the greed and economic meltdown?

      Allen Hemphill
      Allen Hemphill subscribermember

      In short, return schools to their core -- which is education -- there is plenty of entertainment already available for those of student age.

      Akamai
      Akamai

      In short, return schools to their core -- which is education -- there is plenty of entertainment already available for those of student age.

      John Kennett
      John Kennett subscriber

      I really can't speak for others but in the America I live we should be seeking to raise the level of pay and benefits for ALL workers, I believe my father used to call it...... prosperity , not try to drag other groups down. :(

      JKennett
      JKennett

      I really can't speak for others but in the America I live we should be seeking to raise the level of pay and benefits for ALL workers, I believe my father used to call it...... prosperity , not try to drag other groups down. :(

      Scott Kovacik
      Scott Kovacik subscriber

      Why shouldn't private sector employees get benefits and compensation that school employees receive?

      sdnative1958
      sdnative1958

      Why shouldn't private sector employees get benefits and compensation that school employees receive?

      Eduardo Stephano
      Eduardo Stephano subscriber

      It's a sad game when teachers (and public employees as a whole) are considered just ordinary middle-class workers when the economy is flush, but when finances head south, they're suddenly accused of being excessive and unreasonable. Make up your mind folks, which is it?

      zeekzeus
      zeekzeus

      It's a sad game when teachers (and public employees as a whole) are considered just ordinary middle-class workers when the economy is flush, but when finances head south, they're suddenly accused of being excessive and unreasonable. Make up your mind folks, which is it?

      James Schmeits
      James Schmeits subscribermember

      I like Steve Rosen's ideas. Why should school employees get benefits and compensation that private sector employees rarely acheive?

      Rom109
      Rom109

      I like Steve Rosen's ideas. Why should school employees get benefits and compensation that private sector employees rarely acheive?