Various articles on issues involving and important to the education of our kids will appear on this page.
|Parent Involvement Resources – We know that being involved in the education of their kids is the single most important act a parent can take. Here’s how!
|A Parents’ Guide to California School Funding – Where does the money we need to run our schools come from in our state? Find out!
|Does your district make transparent spending decisions? – How do you know the way your district chooses to spend it’s money actually benefits your kids?
|School Board Member Guide to Labor Contract Negotiations – Approval of a new contract with a labor group is one of the most consequential decisions a board member will make, involving more money than anything else the Board will do in a year. Isn’t it worth a few minutes to make sure that decision is grounded in facts and data?
|How much do school district employees really make? – Do you think you know how much our education employees make? You’re likely a bit off, find out the real numbers…
|Aligning Superintendent Incentives with Educational Goals – We give the CEO of companies that make toilet paper incentive to improve their organization, why do we not give our Superintendents incentive to improve the education of our kids?
|Education Compensation – Latest Numbers – Do you know what your local education employees really make? The data is there, why not?
|The “Me Too” Raise in Education – Wouldn’t it be nice to get a big raise for yourself just because someone else got one, without actually having to do anything? That’s how it works for school administrators….
|Standardized Testing – Essential to Improvement and Accountability – Love it or hate it, it’s the only way to make sure our schools are providing the education we want for our kids.
|Does Class Size Really Matter? – For years “smaller class sizes” has been number one on the wish list of parents and teachers. Does it really matter?
|The controversy over “book bans” in school libraries – When is a “book ban” not really a book ban?
|Carlsbad Trustee Kathy Rallings Under Investigation by Fair Political Practices Commission – When a board member can approve raises that directly benefits the company they work for, isn’t that something that should be disclosed to parents?
|Weighted Credit for AP courses cannot require taking AP test – Should kids have to pay for AP tests to receive weighted credit for the courses?
|Sweetwater Corruption, the neverending story… – Regrettable that most people’s response to revelations here is “what’s new?”
|Sweetwater Unified Audit Released – Details on the audit by the state Fiscal Crises Management Team (FCMAT)