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SF offers $6 million to help school district meet $113-mllion budget shortfall

Original post made on Jan 31, 2010

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Bevan Dufty Friday announced that about $6 million will be provided to the San Francisco Unified School District to help it meet a $113 million budget shortfall over the next two years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, January 31, 2010, 11:09 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Lets not forget that there is always the option of families spending more time with their children and engaging in sports activities as a family/neighborhood!

Teachers have as many expenses as anyone, it's NOT a matter of sacrificing children.

If parents are concerned about PE for their kids, consider volunteering 15 hrs. weekly to a school sports program!

STEP UP AND DO YOUR PART. It's NOT ENOUGH to simply keep cranking out babies!

America is GREAT because of TEAMWORK! GO TO IT TEAM! HOORAY!!!

Posted by Gunslinger
a resident of Danville
on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:09 pm

If you teachers want more money, consider spending 15 hours in the private sector

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:49 pm

i think that the union is a wonderful voice for the's fab that teachers get good salaries and love their jobs!

keep the teachers happy and they will always do a good job educating your children...

i like to watch Dr. Oz because he says that parents that exercise and play sports with they kids have more trusting family that cool or what?


Posted by letsgo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:58 pm

gunsipper - many teachers have and the government in their infinite wisdom take all of their social security that they may have paid into for 10 or 20 years or more.

So just how much money do you think a teacher should earn?

Posted by Gunslinger
a resident of Danville
on Jan 31, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I actually think a teacher should make great money. Thus, capitalism would ensure great minds are at the helm of our classrooms. However, such strong teachers could easily take the helm of a 40 student classroom, especially if the kids are taught discipline and have their excess energy blown out with proper and plenty physical education.

Such is why we must raise class sizes, lay off around 30% of the teachers, allot plenty of money for their re-education, raise salaries for those we keep and our kids end up better, plus we're fiscally ahead.

Why am I targeting the teachers? I'm not! You're salaries make up 85% of the education budget! You teachers are the budget! And there's an unnecessary amount of you. So sorry, time to adapt and change and contribute to your nation and future generations in another way. Then your private sector dollars can put more resources into our schools

Posted by local teacher
a resident of Mohr Park
on Feb 1, 2010 at 5:53 am

Gunslinger, sure knows how to "sling" it! My 5th grade students are wonderful and well-behaved, in a classroom of 33. The physical size of our classroom is not sufficient to accommodate an additional 7 desks, for starters. Pity the poor student in a "lecture hall" of 40 kids, who should require any additional support from a teacher. Get real, Gunslinger--volunteer for a day in a classroom to see what really goes on before you shoot from the hip!

Posted by Gunslinger
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:18 am

I've already done all that teacherman. I make very informed decisions, probably more so than you, for probably unlike you I've actually tried other methods, such as getting kids motivated to do something athletic for a moment, if even just five minutes at the beginning of each class. It can be done. It will be done. Stop complaining that you can't handle a few more kids. You're a teacher for Gods sake! That's what you were trained to do.

And stop asking parents who don't agree with you to volunteer. Why don't you volunteer at my job, or anyone elses job, if you want a taste of how we make the money that you want to pilfer

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

If parents could only be more loving and help out by volunteering in schools for only 15 hrs. weekly, everybody would love it. I can see it now, patriot citizens volunteering to do their part other than just cranking out kids and whining about teachers.

If 15 hrs. weekly is too much time to volunteer, then you must not really love your own children. I think that kids deserve the extra attention that a parent can bring to a teaching team. There is no reason that parents can't volunteer their time unless they love themselves more than they love their children. BUSTED!

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a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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