By Alice Marquis, La Jolla
Friday, April 24, 2009
Emily Alpert's story about a questionable practice at the County Office of Education: a woman recommends attorneys for labor cases and her husband gets the job.
These cozy relationships occur wherever there are bureaucracies handling money. There is only one barrier to such behavior -- media exposure.
I would bet that half the people in San Diego County aren't even aware that there is a County Office of Education. The activity at that office is rarely reported; it took a disgruntled employee who was unfairly fired to bring the information out into the daylight -- and a tenacious reporter at voiceofsandiego.org to follow up.