Posts Tagged ‘Gloria Romero’

Fellow Latino Dem puts De Leon on spot over Vergara

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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The most powerful Latino politician in California is being called out over how he will respond to the Vergara decision, which held that teacher tenure laws punish minority students in Golden State public schools. Kevin De Leon, who will soon take over as president of the California Senate, was cited...

TX routs CA in education test scores

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Every time I write or speak on a radio show favorably about Texas compared with California, I get harsh online comments, emails and phone calls. The usual theme isn't just that California is a nicer place to live. It's that Texas is a hellhole compared with just about anywhere -- a place that hates ...

CA Latino lawmakers value careers over Latino students

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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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
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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...