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This Supreme Court Case Could Significantly Weaken Teachers Unions

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Sometime in early 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments i...

The Supreme Court To Hear Case About Whether Teachers Have To Pay Unions

ed | John Fensterwald | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a lawsuit against the California Teachers Association that will determine whether teachers and other ...

Lawsuits Challenge Legality Of Teachers Unions' Dues

ed | John Fensterwald | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. A second group of California teachers has filed a lawsuit that’s...

New California Bills Take On State Teachers Union

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 4 (Reuters) - California Republican lawmakers on Wednesday announced a package of bills ...

Lydia O'Connor

Labor Unions Blamed For Derailing Campaign Transparency Efforts | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

A California bill that supporters say could have shifted campaign finance into a new era of transparency was instead involuntarily withdrawn last week...

Protecting Students in Online Schools

Capital & Main | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Capital & Main

I have worked for CAVA for eight years -- since my oldest son was nine months old. For several years I recommended CAVA to homeschooling friends and colleagues with young children. Then things began to change.

Vergara Decision Is Latest Attempt To Blame Teachers And Weaken Public Education

Diane Ravitch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

The one thing that does seem certain is that, contrary to the victory claims of hedge fund managers and right-wing editorial writers, no student will gain anything as a result of this decision.

California Pension Fund For Teachers Faces Huge Funding Shortfall

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 3 (Reuters) - The pension fund for public school teachers in California faces a long-term shortfall of $74 billion, threate...

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Andy Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education should not be the privilege of a select few, but the basic civil right of every American child. We must act conclusively to narrow our domestic achievement gap and to narrow our international achievement gap so that our students will be able to compete globally in the next decade.

Revealed: California's Top Donors For Each Ballot Measure

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans The top 10 donors to November's state ballot measures – a smattering of extremel...

Kathleen Miles

Could This Change California's Democratic Identity? | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.02.2012 | Los Angeles

California's Prop 32 has union leaders and supporters across the country shaking in their work boots. If passed, Prop 32 would severely limit the a...

Schools Must Pull Kids in, Not Turn Them Away

Robert Ross | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Robert Ross

For each day that a young person is suspended from school, his or her educational attainment experiences a setback.

'It's A Huge Mayday'

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Will Evans | Posted 10.19.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans California's public teacher pension system is considered "high risk” because it...

Joy Resmovits

San Francisco Joins Other California Districts In Suffering Massive Education Funding Cuts | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

Almost a month after its passage, school districts across California are still trying to make sense of -- and fight against -- an education budget tha...

California Schools In A State Of Emergency

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

I ask you to think long and hard about what the future of California -- and our nation -- will look like if our public schools go down in flames.

Agreeing on What's Best for Kids

Ben Austin | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Ben Austin

Parent Trigger is the first law in California history that gives parents real power over the education of their own children.

Joy Resmovits

When Teachers Take to the Streets | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It’s civil disobedience, schoolhouse style. As constrained budgets embroil state houses and city councils, igniting pitched debates a...

Governor Brown Can Do It, With Your Help

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

Californians must make a choice to either reduce government spending through reduction of services or to extend the 2009 tax supplement about to expire.

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.

Racing for Education Dollars

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

The California Legislature and Schwarzenegger did cartwheels last week to pass education legislation that is opposed in part or whole by virtually every education interest group in the state.