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Keeping Teachers in the Classroom For Our Kids

August 9, 2012

I was very proud this summer to announce a historic dealthat cancelled the layoff of nearly 1,500 teachers. Last week I was pleased that we came to a tentative agreement with the principals for the same set of concessions. All I had wanted...

School Board President Gives Progress Report to City Council Committee

April 18, 2012

For the first time in recent history, a San Diego Board of Education President presented an update on the city’s schools to the San Diego City Council as Board of Education President Dr. John Lee Evans visited the City Council...

Fixing the schools: A test on San Diego Unified for city’s mayoral candidates

March 29, 2012

In this mayoral campaign season, public education has become one of the hot topics. At San Diego Unified, we welcome this communitywide interest in education. A recent U-T San Diego poll showed that voters want the city to pay about...

San Diego Unified’s vision for educational excellence

January 5, 2012

As we enter 2012, the San Diego Unified School District is also focused on the year 2020. How can we afford to do this when we are facing budget shortfalls never seen over the past century? Simply put, we cannot...

New SD school board leader announces health care pact

December 15, 2011

Kicking off his term as president of the San Diego city school board Thursday, John Lee Evans promised new collaboration with unions and announced a health care initiative that could save the district $2 million a year. With labor officials...

Schools Improving in Spite of Crisis

December 6, 2011

San Diego schools have a lot to be thankful for in this holiday season. We are steadily moving towards a quality school in every neighborhood. We have many California Distinguished Schools. We have received awards for our exemplary career technical...

The challenge facing San Diego schools

November 11, 2011

We all have tough choices to make about public education in San Diego. As a board member, my charge is to protect the quality of education while preserving the fiscal health of the school district. This is a difficult balancing...

‘Superman’ debate: We already know what works

October 21, 2010

How horrible would it be to pin your child’s hope for a good school on an admission lottery where only a tiny number win? Such is the case in the newly released movie “Waiting for Superman.” Kids in several cities...

Mythology and San Diego schools

January 21, 2010

Over the past year some have claimed that the San Diego Unified School District has become controlled by interests that are harmful to the education of our children. Others see that programs that help children have been protected. A few...

A plan first, superintendent second

September 3, 2009

The recently announced departure of San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Terry Grier has resulted in much hand wringing among the media. Pundits are questioning why the district is not able to hold on to its superintendents. As one of...


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