Paying Our Dues to Save Public Education

Paying Our Dues to Save Public Education

Public-sector unions as we know them in the United States are about to disappear. When Supreme Court Justice Scalia died with a Democrat president in office, union leaders everywhere quietly celebrated because it meant public sector unions would survive. The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear the Friedrichs case and with Scalia’s majority vote, we … Continue reading

“Gift” us fully staffed schools, not Marzano.

“Gift” us fully staffed schools, not Marzano.

  Ed Tech Resource Teacher and SDEA Member Mickey Sullivan sounded the alarm at last week’s SDEA Town Hall meeting when she asked SDUSD School Board Trustees Richard Barrera and Michael McQuary why our district is spending money to travel to Florida to recruit educational researcher and author, Dr. Robert Marzano, while claiming to have … Continue reading

Mario Koran is still a charter school shill

Mario Koran is still a charter school shill

Super wish that he wasn’t.  But he is.  And while there’s a slim chance that he doesn’t realize it, it doesn’t matter because the damage he inflicts to the institution of public education is the same. I find it very telling that Mario Koran actually responded to our post, Mario Koran is a charter school … Continue reading

Town Hall meetings with SDUSD Board Members and Superintendent are coming.  Get these dates on your calendar!

Town Hall meetings with SDUSD Board Members and Superintendent are coming. Get these dates on your calendar!

You may have seen the recent article “San Diego teacher’s union facilitates the layoff of 1,500 educators” in which many valid criticisms are expressed about how our union is handling (i.e. facilitating) the layoffs during what is *clearly* a bullshit bargaining tactic by San Diego Unified School District.  As SDEA members, we have had many WTH moments over … Continue reading

Mario Koran is a charter school shill and everyone needs to stop listening to him.

Mario Koran is a charter school shill and everyone needs to stop listening to him.

I’m not sure why anyone still reads Mario Koran’s Voice of San Diego articles as if they are anything more than a long-running astroturf campaign designed to gaslight educators and the public into believing that educator unions (in general) and seniority rights (in particular) are the bane of public education.  Newsflash:  They aren’t.  Are they perfect?  No.  But currently, unions are the … Continue reading

SDUSD Is Hiring!

SDUSD Is Hiring!

You may not have heard yet, but SDUSD is hiring! That’s right!  Our district has been paying district staff to set up booths at local educator career fairs to recruit and hire new educators.  Upset?  So were the pink-slipped teachers who first reported seeing the SDUSD booth at a teacher hiring fair run by National University.  … Continue reading