Contributor through September 2014
Brooke Binkowski is professional journalist whose career and interests have taken her to Mexico, Alaska, Europe, North Africa, and South America. She also worked as a freelance border and immigration reporter while finishing her master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego, focusing on the culture of the U.S.-Mexico Border and Mexican immigration to Anchorage, Alaska.
Brooke covered her first story as a cub reporter in San Diego nearly twenty years ago and didn't look back. She worked for KFQD in Anchorage, CNN in Atlanta, and KNX and Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles before arriving back in San Diego to finish her degree. She has also reported for NPR, CBS, and the BBC.
In addition to journalism and travel, Brooke also likes fencing, playing accordion, taking photos, reading, running, and nearly everything else.
Proposition E would authorize Coronado Unified School District to incur up to $29 million in bond debt to pay for modern classroom technology and repair classrooms and equipment.
The controversial fees are intended to raise money to hire tenured professors and update classrooms.
The legislation by Democratic Sen. Marty Block of San Diego would allow certain community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees, in addition to the associate's or transfer degrees they offer now.
Summer classes are returning to local community colleges after several years when they were stripped from the curriculum by budget cuts.