We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Charter Schools

The district is in the midst of a massive push to keep kids in their neighborhood schools, and as it moves forward, it would do well to look at what charters are getting right and find ways to replicate that success.

‘Small Businesses Are the Lifeblood of Our Economy’

Jason Roe, who's leading the charge against the minimum wage hike, joins us this week to talk through the opposition's argument that an increase would small businesses and our region's ability to be competitive.

Fact Check: How Often San Diego Teachers Get Graded

Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio claimed San Diego Unified teachers only get evaluated every five years and parents don't get to see the results.

Environmentalists: San Diego’s Watering Down Drought Rules

The city is clashing with an environmental group over whether it's doing enough to police water use. At issue: What did the state mean in July when it told hundreds of water agencies to start cracking down on irrigation with mandatory rules?

5 Things to Know About How Teacher Tenure Took Hold in San Diego

Today's sprawling job protections — which are now being hashed out in courtrooms — have deep roots in a rule-free era.

Morning Report: Fixing City with a Bucket of Paint

How little changes can mean big things for a city. And how California is holding back San Diego. Plus, the school district is giving back its armored vehicle.

Sometimes Quick and Dirty Urban Upgrades Are the Best Urban Upgrades

The mastermind of "tactical urbanism" – think cheap, temporary improvements like painting over a parking lot to create a cool plaza – says sometimes the best way to improve a city is by making tangible and incremental upgrades, not thinking 30 years into the future.

Business Backers to San Diego: California’s Dragging You Down

The Washington D.C.-based Tax Foundation pulled some numbers that show San Diego's tax burden is relatively low but the state's overall is high.

San Diego Explained: Empowering Residents to Prevent Wildfires

On this week's San Diego Explained, VOSD's Ari Bloomekatz and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia explain the main causes of wildfires in San Diego, and how local authorities are asking residents to help avoid disaster.

Morning Report: Do Teachers Get a Five-Year Pass?

Why we have teacher tenure in the first place (no, not to protect bad teachers), how the mayor is targeting red tape, how long the drought's been going on and a reptile to remember.