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Brown proposal would force local school tax increases

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Feb. 12, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed re-engineering of the California public school finance system takes a chapter out of President Obama’s urban policy playbook to covertly fund big city school districts with suburban money. We could see more of that tonight in the pres...

New law dumbs down Calif. math performance

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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 of how much math we expect children in California’s pu...

Tax hike won’t solve Cal State’s budget problems

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Oct. 8, 2012 By John Hrabe Congratulations or condolences? It’s hard to say which is more appropriate for Timothy P. White, the newly appointed Chancellor of the California State University system. White takes over the top job at the country’s largest and perhaps most beleaguered public unive...

Star-Studded Cal State fundraising galas net little profit

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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 entertainment extravaganza.”...

The Math Scam

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

June 26, 2012 By Stan Brin Some of us are good at math, some of us struggle merely to get through it. Whether we’re good at it or bad, few of us will ever again use anything we learned in calculus or trigonometry class ever again, not even once. After graduation, few will even be able to recogn...

East Bay second Cal State foundation to file questionable tax returns

Monday, May 21st, 2012

May 21, 2012 By John Hrabe With 427,000 students and 44,000 staff on 23 campuses, the California State University System is the nation’s largest higher education system. But from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Cal State is raising tuition, cutting enrollment and campaigning for a multibillion-doll...

Cal State Foundation bonuses pose conflict of interest

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

May 17, 2012 By John Hrabe Following public outcry over six-figure pay raises handed out to top executives, the California State University Board of Trustees approved a plan last week to shift future pay hikes from taxpayer funds to nonprofit auxiliary foundations. The decision effectively freezes...

Cal State Presidents Receive Perks and Benefits Worth 50% of Base Pay

Monday, March 26th, 2012

MARCH 26, 2012 By JOHN HRABE California State University presidents receive perks and benefits worth as much as 50 percent of their base salaries, or more than $145,000 per year, according to compensation data released by two campuses. Cal State Sacramento and San Jose State University disclosed t...

CalWatchDog.com Exclusive: Cal State Lies about Executive Pay

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

MARCH 2, 2012 By JOHN HRABE California State University officials have provided false and misleading information to the public about the total compensation provided to at least one of the system’s 23 presidents, a CalWatchDog.com investigation has found. According to IRS documents of the Cal Sta...

Cal-EPA Indoctrinates School Children

Friday, April 8th, 2011

APRIL 8, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Californian's school children might be performing 49th of 50 states on standardized tests. And they might graduate at only a 44 percent rate, as in Los Angeles. But they're going to get the best environmental indoctrination in the country. This year, California began...

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