Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Video: Is Common Core a common floor?

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Video: Is Common Core a common floor?'s Brian Calle talks to Colorado superintendent Liz Fagen about how standards are crucial for long-term success in education.

Video: Taking on the teachers unions’ political agenda

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: Taking on the teachers unions’ political agenda

Rebecca Friedrichs is an Orange County school teacher who is fighting for her right not to be associated with the political activity the nation's most powerful union. She is ready to take her fight all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

What IS going on in CA schools?

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
What IS going on in CA schools?

California's government school students score among the lowest on national tests. Now this: Uproar over classroom scuffle reflects a profession under siege Groundswell of support for teacher who wrestled disruptive student to the floor shows the public is fed up with the disciplinary problems and ...

Analysis: Kashkari unveils economic plan

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Neel Kashkari is running for governor under the slogan, "Jobs. Education. That's it." The Republican businessman today released his detailed, 26-page plan for the first part of that promise: Jobs. The title is, "Neel Kashkari's Jobs Plan: Rebuilding the Middle Class." The plan begins by attacking...

D.C. can’t even provide itself with clean water

Friday, March 7th, 2014
non potable water sign

Washington, D.C. rules California, America -- the world. Yet this from the Washington Post: "Residents and business owners in parts of upper Northwest Washington are being advised to continue boiling their water through Friday after a pumping station lost power, leaving hundreds in the area with...

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
Common core question

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. ...