If Schools Go Broke: San Diego Explained

 

The warnings that San Diego Unified School District could go insolvent have dominated local news for weeks. NBC 7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia and I break down what would happen if schools really do run out of money, in the latest edition of San Diego Explained:

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com.

For more on the schools’ financial picture, check out our story on how  insolvency has long colored school board decisions.

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Cynthia Holman
Cynthia Holman subscriber

Teachers took a pay cut when they agreed to support the struggling district and delay their raises for three years. They took another cut with first a three day then a five day furlough.

jaydead
jaydead

Teachers took a pay cut when they agreed to support the struggling district and delay their raises for three years. They took another cut with first a three day then a five day furlough.

Bob Spaulding
Bob Spaulding subscribermember

CA teachers have the highest average salaries in the nation, outside of D.C. And we have the strongest teachers' unions. San Diego could solve its school budget problems by cutting teacher pay by 10 - 20 percent, leaving them still in the upper half nationwide.

EconProf
EconProf

CA teachers have the highest average salaries in the nation, outside of D.C. And we have the strongest teachers' unions. San Diego could solve its school budget problems by cutting teacher pay by 10 - 20 percent, leaving them still in the upper half nationwide.

Louisa Golden
Louisa Golden subscriber

Could state over sight result in better schools and students who leave the system more prepared for work or further education? I hope it will.

Louisa Golden
Louisa Golden

Could state over sight result in better schools and students who leave the system more prepared for work or further education? I hope it will.

Michael Robertson
Michael Robertson subscribermember

"Grossly incompetent management by the board and Superintendent" would be more accurate.

mp3michael
mp3michael

"Grossly incompetent management by the board and Superintendent" would be more accurate.