In the abysmal 1992 flick The Distinguished Gentleman, a character played by Eddie Murphy ascends to higher office thanks to having the same name as a longtime office-holder. Could it happen here? Perhaps. District 7 Supervisorial candidate Norman Yee turned heads when early polls gave him 24 percen ... More >>
It seems like Berkeley school officials didn't do their homework. The Berkeley Unified School District seemed ready to hire Edmond Heatley as the district's new superintendent of schools. And why wouldn't they? He has a rather impressive résumé including a stint as the head of Chino Val ... More >>
This "San Francisco Treat" would have been more economical...School board members are, apparently, slow learners. How else to explain a St. Louis-area board member being dinged -- twice -- for smoking in his hotel room, resulting in the general public forking over $500? Board members from the Fer ... More >>
School board members' salariesSan Francisco city supervisors are thinking to bail out the local school district -- again. Understandably so: Schools are in dire straits financially.But what's more difficult to understand is why taxpayers are being asked to increase salaries of the education ... More >>
Our schools are broke, but so are our teachers Nevermind the steep budget cuts facing our schools -- San Francisco education officials want a hefty raise and it looks as though they might get one. After much debate over the last several months, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors favored placi ... More >>
Just shake itSan Francisco's education board wants to make more money for the job it does. And although it's not quite like UC executives who are demanding an increase in their budget-sucking pensions, it could come across as similarly unfair considering the school district is facing its own mind ... More >>
Voting by race has made the city's political representation more Asian. It could be what puts 33-year-old Jane Kim on the board of supervisors.
Vote, ladies...Board Prez David Chiu says allowing immigrants to vote for school board would be neither expensive nor unusualThrow this one on the pile of things out-of-towners love to hate about our city. It's the place where you can't buy a soda out of a soda machine, can't buy a pet, can't buy ... More >>
Teachers said Principal Gil Cho was dictatorial. Students said he manhandled them. The school district said he was doing a good job.