Category Archives: Education

More Hassle over Heritage Charter

by Margaret Liles It was item 301 “Conduct a public hearing on a request for a material revision to the Heritage K-8 Charter School petition…) on last Thursday’s EUHS Board meeting agenda that caught my attention.

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Escondido (EUSD por sus siglas en inglés) está descompuesto

Por Don Greene Mientras que los maestros y administradores escolares están luchando a diario para educar a sus estudiantes con recursos decrecientes, parece que a los administradores de alto nivel les tiene sin cuidado el mal papel que han jugado … Continue reading

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The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) Needs New Leadership

By Don Greene While teachers and school administrators are fighting on a daily basis to educate their students with diminishing resources, top-level administration seems to be completely oblivious to the detrimental role they have played by wasting district resources, namely … Continue reading

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Las Escuelas Privadas Sirven para Formar una “Exclusividad” de las Familias Predominantemente Blancas y Cristianas

Por Rick Mercurio Las escuelas privadas de la zona pregonan que ofrecen “opciones” a las familias de Escondido y a todo North County. Es verdad, pero la mayoría de los padres que eligen escuelas privadas como Heritage K-8, Escondido Charter … Continue reading

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Charter Schools Cater to Parental “Choice” of Predominantly White, Christian Families

by Rick Mercurio Area charter schools tout that they provide a “choice” for families in Escondido and all of North County. That is true, but large numbers of the parents who choose charters like Heritage K-8, Escondido Charter High School … Continue reading

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Are Corporations Taking Over Higher Education?

by Rick Mercurio Profits and corporate interests are now becoming more predominant than the longstanding goals of educating well-rounded, free thinking students at our colleges and universities, according to a dedicated group of professors at Palomar College.

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Fight For Five

By Laura Johnston Kohl We have a battle taking place in the Financial Branch of our California State Universities. Faculty positions are being voiced by the California Faculty Association. In California State Universities on 23 campuses, according to the CSU … Continue reading

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Is the EUSD School Board Playing Partisan Politics?

Access to information and change in policy for choosing board’s President warrants closer look.

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A Phony Epiphany

by Margaret Liles EUSD School Board Members Donnellon, Harper, Gardner and Altenberg approve new charter for one of the lowest performing schools in State of CA despite objections of residents. Estimated $18 million will be diverted from higher performing district … Continue reading

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Are Charter School Directors Bending Pension Rules?

By Rick Mercurio Teachers and administrators in California’s public schools earn pensions based on several factors. For some, like Dennis Snyder, the founder of three charter schools in Escondido CA, it adds up to a healthy lifetime benefit, even though … Continue reading

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