Education

A San Diego Playbook

October 30, 2002 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

With four candidates running for two seats, next week’s school board election in San Diego could change the course of the school improvement agenda in the district. Three of the five current board members support the administration’s recent efforts, and two oppose them. One of those dissenters is not up for re-election. That means a win by the two candidates who oppose the reforms would tip the balance of power 3-2 in favor of the dissidents. Here are the key actors:

The Administrators The Union

Superintendent

Former federal prosecutor had no work experience in education before being hired in 1998.

San Diego Education Association President

Says union has been shut out of planning school measures. Backs Jeff Lee and John deBeck to change school board majority.

Chancellor of Instruction

Former New York City district leader hired by Mr. Bersin to lead design of teaching and learning initiatives

School Board Candidates

School Board Candidates

Katherine Nakamura, a lawyer, and Clyde Fuller, a retired FBI agent, concede that the reforms have taken their toll on staff members, but say the changes have been generally positive.
Jeff Lee, a former Navy officer, and incumbent John deBeck, a retired teacher, are highly critical of the school improvement efforts undertaken in the district since Mr. Bersin and Mr. Alvarado arrived.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Budget & Finance Webinar
Innovative Funding Models: A Deep Dive into Public-Private Partnerships
Discover how innovative funding models drive educational projects forward. Join us for insights into effective PPP implementation.
Content provided by Follett Learning
Budget & Finance Webinar Staffing Schools After ESSER: What School and District Leaders Need to Know
Join our newsroom for insights on investing in critical student support positions as pandemic funds expire.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Achievement Webinar
How can districts build sustainable tutoring models before the money runs out?
District leaders, low on funds, must decide: broad support for all or deep interventions for few? Let's discuss maximizing tutoring resources.
Content provided by Varsity Tutors for Schools

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: April 17, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: March 20, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: March 13, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: February 21, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read