Posts Tagged ‘CSEA’

Senate Ed committee balances school needs, parents, unions and worms

Friday, January 17th, 2014

At a meeting of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, a dirty little secret about the Capitol came out. There are apparently worms in the drinking fountains. SB 687 was on the agenda in the education committee. The bill would allow school districts to permit adults to volunteer time or res...

Unions kill teacher evaluation bill

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Unions kill teacher evaluation bill

May 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes For most parents in California, education is a nonpartisan issue. But too many of the state’s elected politicians, who claim to represent all constituents, accept teachers union campaign contributions -- and lots of them. This makes education very political. Becaus...

CA Dem lawmakers figuring out something rotten in CalPERS

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

March 19, 2013 By Chris Reed On Monday, the day that finally saw criminal charges filed over CalPERS' brazen pay-to-play bribery scheme, there were signs that some Democratic state lawmakers finally are figuring out that believing California's pension status quo is ridiculous isn't just partisan r...

Root Canal For Single-Payer Health Bill

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

JAN. 26, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Despite warnings that tooth decay in children can lead to a life in prison, the latest attempt at a single-payer health care bill in California failed to pass the Senate Thursday. Surprising many supporters, SB 810, authored by San Francisco Democratic Sen. Mark Len...