I have an opinion to fix San Diego’s school system. It is said that in today’s society education is very important and can lead to a successful career. If we keep firing teachers then who will teach the students? If the classrooms get to be around 50 students per class, where is the one-on-one with teacher and student? That may cause a chain effect and cause student’s grades to fall overall. Administrators should be the ones laid off, they aren’t the ones teaching the students, and they should be the ones taking the pay cuts, not the teachers.

I’m currently enrolled in Southwestern College and this year they asked teachers to not take a pay raise while the administrators ask for a pay increase. Does that sound right to you? They are even firing teachers and cutting classes. Who do they think funds the school? With fewer students, there are less funds. That’s just common sense thinking.

I think this topic of education should be a big deal. Where I’m originally from the school system is nowhere near as bad as it is here in San Diego.

Raulito Alarcon lives in the College Area.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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