Marsha Sutton

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Education Matters

Recent Articles

  • Education Matters: DMUSD’s tug-of-war

    Although Del Mar Union School District Superintendent Holly McClurg announced at the May 23 school board meeting that a General Obligation bond is no longer being considered, apparently it’s not off the table yet. Since then, she said she has received “significant input” from community members...

  • Education Matters: Gun resolution misfires in Del Mar

    How did it come to this? Children worry about being gunned down at school. Parents fear for their children’s lives when they send them off to be educated in what are supposed to be safe learning environments. Educators spend precious money meant for curriculum, supplies and classrooms on ways to...

  • Education Matters: Community pushback forces retreat on school facilities plan

    Either the Del Mar Union School District badly misjudged the attitude of the community, forgot to advise the city of Del Mar, or pushed too suddenly for a newly revised Facilities Master Plan and a General Obligation bond. Or all of the above. After more than a dozen community meetings scheduled...

  • Education Matters: San Dieguito pay raises and more

    Buried on page 1,366 of a monster 1,399-page April 19 board meeting agenda was a request for the San Dieguito Union High School District school board to approve pay raises for management and so-called “non-represented” employees. This item was approved by a vote of 4-1. The raises are retroactive...

  • Education Matters: San Dieguito's confinement

    “Welcome to the revolution.” When student leader and Parkland school shooting survivor Cameron Kasky shouted those words, he was addressing an estimated 800,000 people on March 24 in Washington, D.C., at the massive “March for Our Lives” gathering. Ten days earlier, one month after the horrific...

  • Education Matters: School shootings: The tipping point?

    The 2012 Sandy Hook massacre had to be the tipping point. How can a nation do nothing when six adults and 20 kindergarten and first-grade children, babies all, were slaughtered by a madman? But I was wrong. Since then, we’ve had mass murders at so many events and venues … and more school shootings....

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