San Diego Union Tribune: School board members endorse Alvarez

Two-thirds of San Diego's public school children qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, meaning they live in poverty, and 5,000 of the district's students are homeless.

Monday morning, members of the San Diego school board, several parents and an elected county education official endorsed Councilman David Alvarez for mayor, saying his pro-neighborhood focus will help improve opportunities and outcomes for San Diego's most vulnerable children.

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