A raspberry — the Leaving in the Lurch award — to the Sonima (formerly Jois) Foundation, the classroom yoga benefactor that sucked the Encinitas Union School District in by underwriting yoga for several years and then yanking the funding for the 2016-17 academic year.
The district must now decide if it values its custom-designed yoga program, the one it fought for in court, highly enough to pay $800,000 for it.
Short of Sonima reversing course, Baird and the board are facing a hard political test. If they bow their necks and insist upon funding yoga at the current level, blowback will be harsh.
Yoga offers measurable benefits as physical (and mental) exercise, but elevating it above science and art?
That’s a stretch.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Logan Jenkins on EUSD's $800,000 yoga program
Logan Jenkins in the U-T: