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Teacher Pay Becomes Election Issue In San Diego Unified

As a female teacher, I have benefited from the 'equal pay' protections of unions, but after that, I came to the conclusion many years ago that people are just now waking up to- unions are at the heart of what is wrong with education. As long as bad teachers can get equal pay as good ones, are protected from losing the job that they are self-selecting themselves out of, or union rules prohibit young talented teachers from getting competitive wages, mediocrity will be the standard in American public education. As an educator, I welcome the day when teacher compete to be the best because there are financial incentives.

October 26, 2010 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Firing Juan

Perhaps I'm stridently ignorant, but this matter is only important to Juan Williams and now Schiller b/c she should lose her job over her mis-handling of the matter. But clearly we as citizens have much MUCH more important things to be concerning ourselves with. As for censorship- 'me thinkest the [public] doth protest too much" especially in this day and age of the Internet. Gone are the days when people get their news from one source.

October 26, 2010 at 2:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sex Abuse Victims Want Public to Read SD Diocese Files

One problem...the priests are dead. I'm reminded of Copernicus' dying wish to have his papers on the Earth revolving around the Sun published only after he died because he knew he'd be labeled a heretic. So one is left wondering about this latest revolution within the Catholic Church (btw, I'm Catholic, but lapsed), what are they so afraid of that they have to use 400 year old political tactics? Who does this anymore? Maybe they're afraid that Martin Luther was right after all and that we really don't need priests to intermediate our relationship to God? Just saying.

October 26, 2010 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )