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The sad reason Steinberg’s right about significance of his education bill 2

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

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Initiative idea: Cut CSU administrators in half 6

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

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Chicago solves student-violence problem 1

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

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Chicago teachers stifle reform 13

Sept. 17, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Chicago’s public school teachers went on strike last week over a modest plan to extend their work day and subject them to the type of standardized performance testing they typically administer to students. The

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