September, 2012

The sad reason Steinberg’s right about significance of his education bill

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Sept. 28, 2012 By Chris Reed Some self-serving bragging by one of California's most powerful politicians is more illuminating than he may think. This is from John Fensterwald's story on edsource.org: "Senate Bill 1458, which will shift California’s chief measure of a high school’s performance,...

McClintock: The adult in the room

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Sept. 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes I've written much recently about the end of the two-year legislative session in the California Legislature -- none of it flattering. This Democrat-dominated Legislature operates as if it has the collective maturity level of a teenage girl. Fortunately, following th...

Initiative idea: Cut CSU administrators in half

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Sept. 20, 2012 By John Seiler Cal State University illegally is pushing the Proposition 30 tax increase, as our site reported today. The CSU Board also just approved 5 percent tuition increases if Prop. 30 doesn't pass. That's a real threat against students: Work to increase taxes, or you'll pay ...

Revenge of the nurses: The back story of PERB’s radicalization

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Sept. 19, 2012 By Chris Reed In 1999, California Democrats celebrated Gray Davis’ election as governor the previous fall by sending him a slew of legislation they knew that his Republican predecessor, Pete Wilson, would never have approved. Most notoriously, they won Davis’ signature on SB 400...

California burns as politicians fiddle

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Sept. 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes The most recent culmination of the insane end of the California Leguslature's two-year  session will probably live in infamy when tales of California's demise are told in the future. Still reeling from the madness, I needed to seek out a perspective larger than thos...

Chicago solves student-violence problem

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Sept. 17, 2012 By John Seiler Leave it to The Onion to point out something interesting. For the past week, the Chicago schools system has solved its endemic school-violence problem: CHICAGO—Jubilant Chicago Public Schools officials announced Friday that, for five straight days now, there has not...

Still no competitive elections

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012 By Joseph Perkins For much of the baseball season, I’ve been following Sports Illustrated’s weekly rankings of all 30 major league baseball clubs. But I stopped following back in July when it ranked the Boston Red Sox, not even leading its division, the sixth best team in all o...

CA better off than four years ago?

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Sept. 7, 2012 By Joseph Perkins I really didn’t need to watch President Obama’s speech last night -- although I did -- to know how it would be reviewed by his cheerleaders in the mainstream media. To hear them tell it, it was the greatest speech since, perhaps, the Gettysburg Address, if not ...