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Lawsuit could highlight flimsy government privacy claims

For decades, California government officials have said privacy laws prevent them from disclosing information about employees’ misbehavior — up to and including petty corruption. The claims have always been dubious, according to experts on state privacy and labor relations statutes.

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San Diego school board backs embattled president

Last week, at least one member of the San Diego school board — Vice President John Lee Evans — appeared to be deeply concerned at the least after a series of reports from the Voice of San Diego about school

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AG questions San Diego school board chief

For the second time in recent months, San Diego Unified School Board President Marne Foster is facing official scrutiny over her conduct. The California Attorney General’s Office has questioned the legality of a raffle held at an unusual July 25

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Did use of school bonds for iPads deceive bond buyers?

When California voters passed Proposition 39 in 2000, they thought they were simply making it easier to pass school bonds for construction of facilities by lowering the approval threshold from two-thirds of the vote to 55 percent. But a provision

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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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Comic-book villainy on display in San Diego Unified 2

June 16, 2013 By Chris Reed It’s time for a tale of comic-book villainy from San Diego Unified, the state’s second-largest school district and one in which voracious unions so dominate decision-making that a stunning 92 percent of the operating

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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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EdSource look at superintendent turnover ignores union elephant 1

Dec. 8, 2012 By Chris Reed There are none so blind as those who will not see. EdSource does a 1,500-word analysis of a new study showing far higher turnover of superintendents in large school districts than smaller ones in

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