Marsha Sutton

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Education Matters

Recent Articles

  • Education Matters: A time for reflection

    For Jews, this is the season for reflection, atonement, forgiveness and renewal. In that spirit, I wish to apologize to anyone I’ve offended through my personal contact or written word. My passion for education issues sometimes overrides my sense of decorum and respect for others, others who also...

  • Education Matters: Congratulations premature on start times resolution

    Yes, it was purely symbolic. Nevertheless, San Dieguito trustees missed a perfect opportunity at the Sept. 14 board meeting to take a courageous stand in support of later school start times. San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Eric Dill asked trustees to consider adopting a resolution...

  • Education Matters: News of all kinds

    First, the happy news. At the Sept. 14 meeting of the San Dieguito Union High School District’s Board of Education, trustees are being presented with a resolution recommended for approval by the district to support Senate bill 328, which mandates that school start times for middle and high schools...

  • Education Matters: Comic-Con’s hidden education gems

    Comic-Con is about more than costumes, movie stars and sci-fi television and film. Attendees looking for the education component at this year’s mega-convention in San Diego were treated to a variety of panels covering a range of topics. Many themes centered on how comics and graphic novels can...

  • Education Matters: San Dieguito’s watershed moment

    Watching San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) parents rise up in defense of their children and fight back against the unfair placement of the district’s Adult Transition Program (ATP) was electrifying and inspirational. After so many years of inaction and unfulfilled promises, parents...

  • Education Matters: Reviewing San Dieguito’s missteps

    The most recent misstep at the San Dieguito Union High School District centers on the lack of planning for adequate facilities for the Adult Transition Program, which serves special education students ages 18-22. But there have been others. Besides the ones listed last week, no recitation could...

  • Education Matters: Adult Transition Program the latest in a series of district missteps

    What’s left to say about the San Dieguito Union High School District’s Adult Transition Program debacle? Given the administration’s track record this past year, it’s no surprise that this program, which serves special education students ages 18-22, got bungled. No vision, no leadership, no planning,...

  • Education Matters: Democrats and the teachers union

    The strong ties that have historically bound members of the Democratic Party to teachers unions appear to be loosening. When steadfast Democrats in Sacramento resist the unions and sponsor bills like Anthony Portantino’s (later school start times) and Shirley Weber’s (teacher tenure), it indicates...

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