Posts Tagged ‘Education’

1/4 of Americans believe the sun revolves around earth

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

It's hard to think of any more damning condemnation of American "education" than this. These people also vote, including for more tax money for more miseducation. And remember, California's education system is near the bottom of a U.S. system, which is near the bottom on international testing. From ...

Gov. Brown advances apparently balanced budget

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown today advanced a budget proposal that apparently is balanced for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins on July 1. It would spend a record $106.8 billion on the general fund, which is up a hefty 23 percent from the $86.8 billion of his first budget three years ago, for fiscal 2011-12. ...

West Covina public school allegedly bans Jesus

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Isaiah Martinez is just a little kid. But he's quickly learning about what is and what is not allowed in California public schools. KTLA reported: "A religious liberty advocacy group has threatened legal action against the West Covina school district because a first-grade student was allegedly...

Early warning on big 2014 story: CA trial lawyers’ power play

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones talks with fire victims Thursday.

In an unusually tart warts-and-all Sac Bee profile of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, reporter Chris Cadelago gives early notice on what will be a huge story in state politics next year: "A 2014 initiative advanced by Jones, a Sacramento Democrat, and Consumer Watchdog would give the insurance c...

Common Core question soon facing your CA kids

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
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California enthusiastically is embracing the new national Common Core standards for students. Here's an actual question of the sort that's going to be facing the students, as posted on a quiz page on the site for the Genesco Commnuity Unit School District #228 in Chicago, a government school. ...

Fair share politics and universal preschool

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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A national non-profit organization which promotes "progressive values" plans to deliver 1,000 petition signatures today to U.S. Rep. Ami Bera's district office today in Rancho Cordova, calling for Congress to pass the "Start Strong for America's Children Act." California Fair Share is calling fo...

Is Jerry Brown eyeing the White House again?

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Gov. Jerry Brown’s crack public relations team has been hard at work convincing the rest of the country that he has sparked a California turnaround. The New Republic even recommended to President Obama that, in his second term, he should “study the Moonbeam” for help cleaning up the growing li...

U.S. ranks third-last in 'numeracy'

Sunday, October 20th, 2013
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America's low-scoring public schools are making it difficult for us to compete in future decades. The latest: "The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on Friday released the initial results of an international survey of adult skills in literacy a...

Gov. Brown axes 2013-14 school testing for K-12

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Most California's K-12 public schools will go through the 2013-14 school year without standardized testing after Gov. Jerry Brown just signed Assembly Bill 484 into law. The following school year, 2014-15, less rigorous federal Common Core tests will begin. AB484 is by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla...

Critics charge AB 375 doesn't really protect students

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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SACRAMENTO --The Legislature still is working on teacher-discipline legislation. AB375 is by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo. It passed the Senate Education Committee Tuesday and is being heard Wednesday in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Prior to Tuesday’s hearing, all of the stakeho...