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Two wings of CTA have low opinion of much bigger wing 1

May 10, 2013 By Chris Reed If you think the California Teachers Association is the biggest villain in state politics — and you should, you should — then you’ll enjoy the Golden State implications of this national survey. This is

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TX soaring way above CA in energy production 5

May 6, 2013 By John Seiler The California fantasy is that energy magically will flow in abundance from windmills and solar panels, even when there’s no wind and at night. The reality is that it’s old-fashioned “fossil” fuels that will

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Teacher puzzler: Part-time porn star fired, semen-feeder paid off 6

Jan. 16,2013 By Chris Reed It turns out that school districts in the state of California can swiftly fire teachers who engage in lewd behavior — but only if it’s a paid part-time job, not incidents in school involving students.

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Prop. 31 loses badly 7

Nov. 7, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Proposition 31 was wiped out by voters yesterday.  The Government Performance and Accountability Act got just 39 percent of the votes, with 61 percent against. Part of the likely reason it lost big was

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Crazifornia: Moneyball time in Sacramento 10

Oct. 8, 2012 By Laer Pearce Gov. Jerry Brown is no Billy Beane. Coaching a bottom-dwelling state, Brown is continuing to dole out big money for policies that are past their prime and failing to perform. California remains at the bottom

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The ‘nut graph’ you’ll never see in a state government story 14

Oct. 1, 2012 By Chris Reed On Sunday, as I read iconoclastic pollster Pat Caddell‘s sharp, persuasive tirade documenting the many issues where the national media have spared the public from the details of the Obama administration’s venality and incompetence,

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What school bonds pay for: From San Diego to Burlingame, the crime is what’s legal 7

Sept. 24, 2012 By Chris Reed Dan Walters had a good column over the weekend about the staggering political expedience we’re seeing throughout California. But after spending many hours researching a $2.8 billion school bond being pushed by the San

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Proponents, Opponents Exaggerate Prop. 32’s Effects 26

Sept. 6, 2012 By John Hrabe Labor unions rarely agree with their archenemies, the proponents of paycheck protection. Proposition 32, the “Stop Special Interest Money Now Act,” has only hardened those battle lines. The measure would substantially change the way

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Educrats: Collective bargaining rights trump existing state law 8

Aug. 21, 2012 By Chris Reed The key to understanding Golden State politics is knowing that the most powerful forces in Sacramento by a wide margin are the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers. Using union dues

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‘Social justice’ education hurts students 0

Editor’s note: This first appeared on UnionWatch.org. May 7, 2012 By Larry Sand Last month, the drone-like National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel gave a talk at the annual gathering of the Nebraska State Education Association. The California Teachers

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