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Prop. 30 aftermath: Dan Walters channels CalWatchdog 0

Oct. 31, 2012 By Chris Reed On Tuesday, CalWatchdog told readers that the idea the teachers unions would accept trigger cuts if Prop. 30 failed was ridiculous. “Does anyone really think the California Teachers Association and its less brash little

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N.Y. Times continues tradition of inept California coverage 6

Oct. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed The New York Times’ history of poor coverage of California is extreme. It always blames Prop. 13 for the state’s problems. It offers 8,000-word analyses of California’s government dysfunction that never mention the power

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L.A. Times education reporter: Oblivious or in the tank? 2

Oct. 25 By Chris Reed The Los Angeles Times is the biggest newspaper in the state by far, presumably staffed with veteran reporters with a BS detector. As it turns out, the reporter on one of their most important beats

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Prop. 30 lovers inexplicably think they have moral high ground 7

Oct. 25. 2012 By Chris Reed So Proposition 30 is built on a threat — raise sales taxes on everyone and income taxes on the rich or we’ll punish school kids. Its primary purpose is to preserve a school status

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New law dumbs down Calif. math performance 12

Oct. 22, 2012 By Bill Evers and Ze’ev Wurman Gov. Jerry Brown recently sent California several decades back into the 20th century by signing Senate Bill 1200, by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland. This law now mandates a shocking rollback

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How to destroy an economy and waste tax dollars: Vote Yes on Props. 30 and 38 22

Oct. 22, 2012 By Mark Landsbaum If you wanted to destroy an economy, what would be a good way to go about it? You might take money from those who earn it. Can there be a more perverse disincentive than

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Non-California nuttiness for a change 9

Oct. 21, 2012 By John Seiler It’s a statistical fact that 99 percent of the nuttiness in America originates in California. But that leaves 1 percent from elsewhere. A lot of that 1 percent starts in Minnesota. Look at the

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Studies flunk class-size reduction 13

(Cross-posted from Union Watch.) Oct. 17, 2012 By Larry Sand It’s time to “just say no” to the small class-size pushers and eliminate seniority as a staffing mechanism. Small class size means less work for teachers. Parents seem to think

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Cal State teachers ‘bulldogging’ for Prop. 30 32

Oct. 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes Even after California State University instructors received a mild rebuke for campaigning for Proposition 30 during class time, Gov. Jerry Brown is now making rounds to the state’s colleges and universities trying to convince students

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Supreme Court’s affirmative-action debate puts focus on UC’s shabby history 33

Oct. 11, 2012 By Chris Reed The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Fisher v. the University of Texas, the latest big affirmative-action case to reach SCOTUS. Conservative justices used their questions to establish how intentionally slippery and vague UT

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