Say Sorry, Stan Dobbs

On Feb. 1, the Voice of San Diego published an alarming interview with new SDUSD CFO Stan Dobbs. In the interview, Dobbs falsely claimed that the average District teachers makes $92,000 before benefits, that class size has no impact on student learning, and that teachers are going to need to give up our healthcare to keep the District afloat. Not only did Dobbs play fast and loose with the facts, but his tone was clearly hostile and demeaning towards teachers and the work we do. He is in no way qualified to be the honest and objective financial servant our schools need. Both Superintendent Bill Kowba and School Board President John Lee Evans have already apologized for the misinformation in this interview. But Dobbs hasn't. We call on Dobbs to immediately apologize to the public for spreading misinformation that will damage our schools. We call on Dobbs and Kowba to ask the Voice of San Diego to accurately reports teacher pay, and explain the type of unique qualified employees who make up the education work force.

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Emily Neidhart, SDEA Association Representative Shane Parmely, SDEA Council Representative

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