Public schools in wealthy neighborhoods of San Diego often get a boost thanks to parents who donate money to private foundations. And in poor neighborhoods, public schools often get a boost from federal funding designed to help low-income kids.
Is one of these not like the other? We decided to take a look since private foundation folks like to say that the two types of funding balance each other out.
The truth: This argument is a red herring. They’re indeed not equal. And there’s something else to consider: Some schools that are neither rich nor poor end up with the least money.
Incubate or Accelerate: Let’s Call the Whole Thing On!
Blair Giesen, our tech industry blogger, offers a primer on the difference between incubators and accelerators in the land of start-ups. “Do you want to be king or rich?” explained entrepreneur Neil Senturia, meaning startup honchos must decide whether they care more about total control, or getting big money fast. Hmm. King or rich? I’ve watched enough “Game of Thrones” that I now want to be both!
Commentary: Quit Spreading Opera Falsehoods
When it comes to burgeoning myths about the troubled San Diego Opera, you-know-who hasn’t sung yet. That’s the message from Eduard Schmiege, a local opera fan who’s written a commentary for VOSD about misconceptions about the organization’s decline and fall.
Among the myths, he writes, are perceptions that the opera here is “world-class” (nope), that hundreds of jobs are in jeopardy (nope), that the top guy’s salary is an issue (nope) and more.