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Driving K-12 scams: push to preserve automatic teacher raises 1

Feb. 12, 2013 By Chris Reed The state Senate committee report last week showing districts stealing federal funds meant for school lunch programs came as no surprise to students of California’s education establishment. There’s a strange mentality afflicting school governance

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There are no Henry Cuellars among CA’s Democratic pols 3

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

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Jerry Brown’s ignorant — literally — views on school reform 3

Jan. 25, 2013 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown likes to dress up his speeches with quotes and literary references, so here’s one for Jerry: Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. I bring up

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Parcel tax push: School finance debate must not ignore scandals 1

Jan. 17, 2013 By Chris Reed If we are going to have a debate about school finances in California because of the Legislature’s interest in making it easier for school districts to get parcel taxes approved to boost their budgets,

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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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Same old Dem story: Help for state’s ailing, needy not priority 3

Jan. 12, 2013 By Chris Reed On the California revenue front, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad, the Democrats who control Sacramento are far more likely to help out the middle-class teachers who are the key force

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Is governor picking fight with CTA, CFT? Apparently 0

Jan. 11, 2013 By Chris Reed Is Jerry Brown knowingly picking a fight with the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers? Based on his remarks Thursday, that’s what it seems like. The governor wants to change the

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Some public employees are more equal than others 5

Jan. 1, 2013 By Chris Reed Happy New Year’s, everybody. I am sure that 2013 is the year that California turns the corner. OK, maybe not. But I am confident there will be 12 months this year, the Mayan crisis

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Pension reform puts teacher take-home pay in cross hairs 11

Dec. 19, 2012 By Chris Reed The conventional wisdom about the 400,000 members of the California Teachers Association and the 120,000 members of the California Federation of Teachers is difficult to dispute:  Their unions dominate Sacramento in a way no other

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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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