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Video: Impact of Vergara v. California on teachers unions

CalWatchdog contributor James Poulos discusses impact of Vergara v. California on teachers unions and politics in California.

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A look at CA’s mixed-bag teacher firing reform

In some respects, it’s now easier to fire teachers in California. In others, it’s more complicated. That’s the verdict on AB 215, the version of several different firing reform bills that cleared the Legislature and received Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature

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Video: More students, less funding, happy teachers

Colorado superintendent Liz Fagen explains to CalWatchdog.com’s Brian Calle how the Douglas County School District created openness and trust that led to successful negotiations with local teachers.

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Video: Is Common Core a common floor?

CalWatchdog.com’s Brian Calle talks to Colorado superintendent Liz Fagen about how standards are crucial for long-term success in education.

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Video: More choices means a better education

CalWatchdog.com’s Brian Calle talks to Superintendent Liz Fagen about how a robust program to offer parents and students choices about their education has helped transform Colorado’s Douglas County School District for the better.

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Video: How much is a good teacher worth?

CalWatchdog.com’s Brian Calle talks to Superintendent Liz Fagen about the three most important factors that have gone into reforming the Douglas County School District in Colorado.

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In reform showdown, who does Obama administration target? Disabled CA students

During the budget theater of recent months, the Obama administration’s ruthless determination to make cuts hurt the public was on display over and over again. Cancel a beloved air show that actually makes money? Sure. Deny death benefits to famiiles

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

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

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State media, Jerry Brown ignore CA’s worst-in-nation poverty rate

If you were a resident in the state with the nation’s highest poverty rate, wouldn’t you think you’d be aware of that fact? That a higher percentage of your family, friends, neighbors and others in your community struggled to make

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Second-largest CA school district pays teachers for not teaching

Even as Gov. Jerry Brown continues to pursue his back-to-the-past education policies — de-emphasizing testing and metrics, and pushing local control — we're seeing fresh reminders that the state of California and the federal government really don't have the control

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