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Mandated vaccination bill advances

After a surprisingly fierce challenge from anti-vaccine advocates, Sacramento legislators worried about the language of the landmark new vaccination bill have succeeded in crafting a passable draft. As CalWatchdog reported previously, supporters of SB 277 discovered that its original wording

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‘Inspiring’ de Blasio channels CA Dems: White teachers > minority students

In the run-up to Bill de Blasio’s recent election as mayor of New York City, I lost count of how many times I heard pundits describe the tall Democrat with the mixed-race marriage as offering an inspiring new progressive vision

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Senate Ed committee balances school needs, parents, unions and worms 15

At a meeting of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, a dirty little secret about the Capitol came out. There are apparently worms in the drinking fountains. SB 687 was on the agenda in the education committee. The bill would

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Hypocrite Matt Damon: No CA public schools for his kids

It doesn’t get much more hypocritical than this. Actor Matt Damon, who berated a Reason think thank staffer in 2011 for daring to question the quality of teachers at public schools, thinks California’s public schools aren’t good enough for his

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Texas vs. California: What smug Fresno Bee doesn’t mention 12

Feb. 7, 2013 By Chris Reed The war of words between Gov. Jerry Brown and his Texas counterpart, Rick Perry, over California’s business climate has led to the usual snide comments about the Lone Star State from the media annex

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Brown sends signal for teachers to openly proselytize for Prop. 30 27

Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s weekend call for teachers to go all out for Prop. 30 and his agenda in the remaining two weeks before the election needs to be seen in the context of all

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Girl is Right: Public School Is ‘Modern Slavery’ 2

John Seiler: Kids finally are figuring it out. According to the Huffington Post, a 13-year-old girl in Rochester, N.Y. was harassed by public school officials after she wrote a paper comparing her school to “modern slavery.” She was forced to

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Our Budding Young Scholars…

John Seiler: America spends something like $400 billion a year on K-12 public-school education. That’s $400,000,000,000.00. Here’s the result: Feb. 9, 2012

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Edu-fascism 0

John Seiler: Here’s yet another outrage from our “public” school system: GPS systems for kids who play hooky. I thought the 13th Amendment abolished slavery. Reports the Orange County Register: ANAHEIM – Frustrated by students habitually skipping class, police and

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Black Woman Enslaved 0

John Seiler: I thought the 13th Amendment abolished slavery? Not for Kelley Williams-Bolar, who is being enslaved in a prison and with “community service” because she sent her kids to the wrong school in the government’s monopoly-school system (itself a

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