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Cal State’s Early Start Program sparks opposition 10

July 31, 2012 By Ariel Carmona Jr. In recent years the California State University system has worked to jump-start many incoming freshmen through the controversial Early Start Program. But in the wake of the ESP, a number of educators across

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Calif. universities could expand without tax increases 0

July 30, 2012 By Michael Poliakoff and Andrew Gillen From coast to coast, discontent rocks the great flagship universities. State funding is declining and institutions are responding with ever rising tuitions. But the response is far from inevitable. Remedies are

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Parent Trigger is welcome school reform 4

July 27, 2012 By Joseph Perkins  California public schools received their annual report cards last month. On the state’s 10-point grading scale — with 10 being the highest and 1 the lowest — Desert Trails Elementary School earned a 1. The

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Don’t buy NEA snake oil 20

Editor’s note: This is cross-posted from our friend Larry Sand. The NEA is the parent union of the powerful California Teachers Association. July 24, 2012 By Larry Sand The teachers union uses bogus numbers to con the public into believing

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Star-Studded Cal State fundraising galas net little profit

July 17, 2012 By John Hrabe When Grammy-award winning funk legends Earth, Wind and Fire performed at Cal State Fullerton’s 2011 Front and Center fundraising event for the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation, Honda Center attendees were promised a “winter

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Student loan slavery 27

July 6, 2012 By John Seiler I tell youngsters all the time: Don’t go into debt for college! Not that they listen to me, any more than I listened to my elders when I was their age. At least when

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