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CA public sector: Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws 2

May 12, 2013 By Chris Reed In the private sector, there are all kinds of laws that govern employment, conduct, conflict of interest and appropriate use of shareholder funds. They may not always be enforced, but in the best-run companies,

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Truth about CA demolishes hype about Jerry Brown 5

April 29, 2013 By Chris Reed California’s dual, incompatible narratives keep rolling along. On the one hand, we’re supposed to believe the passage of Proposition 30 and Gov. Jerry Brown’s able stewardship have lifted the Golden State out of the

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In LAUSD, who teaches struggling kids? Interns. Thanks, CTA. 3

April 22, 2013 By Chris Reed Los Angeles Unified is an ongoing, never-ending monument to the core premise of California education: Let’s make life easy for veteran adult employees. Its United Teachers Los Angeles-dominated school board has for years enforced

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Watch for weak final version of teacher predator bill 2

March 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The California Teachers Association’s decision to quickly endorse a bill that would make it easier to fire depraved teachers was depicted in initial accounts as reflecting the CTA’s understanding that its image took a

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L.A. Unified uses ‘construction bonds’ to buy $500 million in iPads 14

Feb. 14, 2013 By Chris Reed My five-month-old crusade to get the California mainstream media to acknowledge the insanity of “construction bonds” which take 30 years to pay off being used routinely by school districts for short-lived electronics and basic

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LAUSD board confirms its union-occupied status 2

Dec. 18, 2012 By Chris Reed When I heard that the Los Angeles Unified school board had passed a resolution barring its superintendent from seeking grants without board approval, I was 10,000 percent certain it was because John Deasy had

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Bid to reform teacher firing process thwarted 11

June 29, 2012 By Joseph Perkins After passage in the state Senate by a 33-4 bipartisan majority, the Assembly Education Committee bowed this week to the state’s all-too-powerful teachers unions, rejecting a bill authored by Padilla, D-Van Nuys, that would

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Deregulating ‘earmarks’ saved schools, didn’t hurt poor 4

June 27, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Deregulation got a bad rap in California ever since it was wrongly blamed as causing the Energy Crisis of 2001 and the San Diego Blackout of 2011.  But a new study by the Rand

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$578 million L.A. school 0

John Seiler: As a punctuation point to my recent article, “L.A. spends $30K per student,” the LAUSD is opening it’s new $578 million school. It will have, incredibly, 4,200 students. This isn’t school, it’s an educational gulag. Imagine spending 13

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LAUSD spends $30K per student 25

AUGUST 20, 2010 By JOHN SEILER The research by Adam Schaeffer of the Cato Institute’s Center for Education Freedom seemed shocking: The Los Angeles Unified School District spent $29,780 per student in fiscal year 2007-08. That’s way above the $10,000

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