Common Sense Math and San Diego Unified School District

June 14, 2021 COMMON SENSE MATH ALL THE DISTRICT DOLLARS + NO REAL PLAN = CONTINUAL FAILURE The latest information on school performance indicates that 12 schools in the San Diego Unified School District are underperforming. Sadly, 7 of those schools are in District “E.” This begs the question to our District E Trustee: “Why […]

Reject Amendments to the Housing Element

May 24, 2021 Re: Amendments to the Housing Element Dear Mayor and Members of the San Diego City Council,   On Tuesday, June 8th, when the City Council considers Item 330, “Amendment to the 6th Cycle General Plan Housing Element”, we ask that the Council reject the amendment. The Council should require the City to […]

Exceptions and Excuses DO NOT EQUAL High School Diplomas (Except in San Diego Unified)

Re: Exceptions and Excuses DO NOT EQUAL High School Diplomas (Except in San Diego Unified) 2021-06-04 In a recent document “GRADES/EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS DURING EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURES” (AR 5121.1) the San Diego Unified School Board proves once again the lack of their leadership and their lack of positive expectations from our students. Some examples […]

Racial Discrimination in Lending in San Diego County

May 24, 2021 Re: Executive Summary of Racial Discrimination in Lending in San Diego County To San Diego County Lenders, Regional policymakers, and Residents, Financial discrimination on the basis of race is rampant in most San Diego communities. The NAACP San Diego Branch reviewed publicly available federal loan disclosures released under the Home Mortgage Disclosure […]

Jesse Evans should not be prosecuted

May 21, 2021 Mara W.  Elliott, Esq. City Attorney City of San Diego 1200 Third Ave., Ste. 1620 San Diego, CA  92101 Re: Arrest of Jesse Evans Dear City Attorney Elliott, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the Nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, having been founded in 1909 in […]

Seriously? *Who* is in charge?

  May 19, 2021 In a recent Zoom meeting with principals, the San Diego Unified School District offered ANY credentialed staff, including counselors, if they would like to be a “principal” for summer school.   This offer strongly validates the incompetence of the current school board members.   Let me explain: A principal must hold […]

Disbursement of Housing Funds

  May 18, 2021   Dear Mayor and Members of the San Diego City Council,   Even though the San Diego Housing Commission is an agency of the San Diego City government, it conducts its business with very little oversight or even attention from the City Council, City Attorney, or the Mayor’s office. We are […]

Police violence against an unsheltered man today

  May 12, 2021   David Nisleit Chief of Police San Diego Police Department 1401 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101   Re: Police violence against an unsheltered man today  Dear Chief Nisleit:   We have been made aware of a disturbing incident this morning involving the brutal handling of a member of our community. We […]

Statement on the Appointment of Dr. Moises Aguirre as SUHSD Superintendent

April 29, 2021 The SUHSD Board of Trustees have spoken. In a 3-1 vote, along with one abstention from Trustee Arturo Solis, Trustees Nick Segura, Adrian Arancibia, and Paula Hall selected Dr. Moises Aguirre as Sweetwater Union High School District’s Permanent Superintendent for three years.  We want to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge […]