Posts Tagged ‘Gloria Romero’

CA Latino lawmakers value careers over Latino students

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The recent dissent in California Democrat ranks -- in which Asian lawmakers balked at racializing UC admission policies in a way that would punish current smart Asian students for the history of white racism -- drew lots of deserved attention. But in the U-T San Diego, I made the case that anothe...

Lawsuit could bring ‘social justice’ to adult-first K-12 school districts

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The left in California has been slow to understand that having a state government devoted to the interests of the adult employees in public education instead of to students should be a social justice issue, given that most struggling students come from poor minority families. Perhaps the only promin...

BART fight spurs anti-union backlash — from Democrats

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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The prospect that well-paid Bay Area Rapid Transit system workers with lavish benefits and little-known perks might inconvenience rich white-collar liberals in the San Francisco area has finally triggered an intraparty battle of the kind that California Democrats have somehow managed to avoid for de...

Napolitano’s UC nomination a ‘political placement’

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Out of a potential pool of more than 300 candidates, Department of Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano was unanimously nominated to fill in the shoes of retiring UC President Mark Yudof. The UC Board of Regents will vote Thursday on her appointment. If approved, ...

State schools chief: President Obama is a corporate stooge

Monday, April 15th, 2013

April 15, 2013 By Chris Reed UC Berkeley linguistics professor George Lakoff's blueprint for Democrats from a decade ago continues to reverberate. Lakoff stressed the emphasis of framing issues with the proper language and spoke of the power of metaphors. And so now we always hear government spend...

Some minority L.A. Dems realize unions are dubious allies

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

March 12, 2013 By Chris Reed The hegemony of Democrats in California is based to a striking degree on the ability of public employee unions -- whose leaders and most affluent members are predominantly white -- to keep minorities on board even though "social justice" means sharply different things ...

Prediction: CTA, CFT will kill Brown push to help English learners

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Feb. 27, 2013 By Chris Reed On the Fox & Hounds website, veteran Sacramento watcher John Wildermuth has a sharp piece about how Gov. Jerry Brown's push to give more money to school districts with students with higher numbers of remedial English speakers inevitably is going to lead to pushback ...

There are no Henry Cuellars among CA’s Democratic pols

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Jan. 29, 2013 By Chris Reed As a libertarian believer in free minds and free markets, I've watched for decades the uneasy coalition in the Republican Party of libertarians/libertarian lites and determined social conservatives. What the former hold most dear isn't remotely what the latter does. Bu...

CA GOP ‘Idiots’ Lose State Senate

Monday, February 6th, 2012

FEB. 6, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Back to the campaign drawing board for California Republicans. The California Supreme Court recently upheld the maps drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The immediate fallout: State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, told his hometown paper t...

CA Bucks National School-Choice Reforms

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The following first appeared in City Journal California. JAN. 30, 2012 By LARRY SAND January 22 through 28 marked the second annual National School Choice Week. While much of the rest of the country can celebrate some successes since last year, California’s education reformers often spend their...