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Kalifornia Kinder Koncentration Kamps 0

John Seiler: Childhood should be a time of exploring the universe opening up before one. It ought to be filled with joy, freedom, happiness and, yes, danger. It’s danger that keeps life interesting. Not in the Kalifornia Kinder Koncentration Kamps.

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"Sign Me Up" For Financial Aid 0

Katy Grimes: A bill seeking to give away more student financial aid passed in the Assembly yesterday in a 60-0 vote. When Assemblyman Chris Norby stood to speak about it, Assembly members braced in preparation for his usual opposition. However,

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$578 million L.A. school 0

John Seiler: As a punctuation point to my recent article, “L.A. spends $30K per student,” the LAUSD is opening it’s new $578 million school. It will have, incredibly, 4,200 students. This isn’t school, it’s an educational gulag. Imagine spending 13

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LAUSD spends $30K per student 24

AUGUST 20, 2010 By JOHN SEILER The research by Adam Schaeffer of the Cato Institute’s Center for Education Freedom seemed shocking: The Los Angeles Unified School District spent $29,780 per student in fiscal year 2007-08. That’s way above the $10,000

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Half of Cal kids flunk 0

John Seiler: Maybe the reason voters keep electing turkeys to office in California is that the state’s schooling system turns out half-literates. The latest: Statewide, 52 percent of students in grades 2 through 11 tested proficient or advanced in English

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UC still funds pro-union think tank 0

AUGUST 16, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO Despite well-publicized tuition hikes and other various increases in student fees, the University of California somehow still manages to fund the Miguel Contreras Labor Program, a pro-union think tank with offices at the Los

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South L.A.'s Charter Success 0

AUG. 7, 2010 By JOHN SEILER The goal is bold: To graduate 2,000 students from inner-city high schools in South Los Angeles — then have them all graduate from college. The method: put 40 charter schools within the 45 square

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Another Look Inside CalWatchdog 0

The following conversation took place moments ago in the CalWatchdog newsroom: ANTHONY PIGNATARO: What?! LAURA SUCHESKI: What happened? ANTHONY PIGNATARO: University of California post-doctoral researchers just announced they’ve signed a union contract. LAURA SUCHESKI: What?!

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Feds Quash Non-Profit Student Loan Money 2

AUG. 3, 2010 By EVELYN STACEY On July 30 the U.S. Department of Education quashed California’s plan to sell EdFund, the non-profit student-loan guarantor. Ed Fund was created in 1997 as the state loan guaranty agency under the Federal Family Education

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Assembly Takes on Free Speech in Charters 0

AUG. 3, 2010 By KATY GRIMES After passing several innocuous-sounding resolutions, Assembly members were back at work in the legislature yesterday after summer recess, but quickly found themselves voting on a surprisingly partisan charter school bill. The first resolution to

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