February 23, 2023 – Allyson Aleksey of the San Francisco Examiner covers a recent protest by San Francisco teachers over payroll system problems, staffing shortages, and low wages. Public Advocates is mentioned in the article.
SFUSD is not immune to the national educator shortage crisis, but its inability to address it has led to litigious action. The failure to hire paraeducators to meet the needs of multilingual and disabled students at Marina Middle School prompted Public Advocates, a nonprofit law firm and civil rights advocacy group, to file a Williams complaint on Jan. 23. Based on a 2000 lawsuit, Williams complaints arise over minimum standards for schools.