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Teachers Union Throws Kids Under the Bus 5

JULY 5, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In an 11th hour budget move, Democrat lawmakers slipped a bill through the Assembly and Senate on behalf of the California Teachers Association. It protects teacher jobs over the educational rights of California’s children.

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June 15 'Budget' Clearly Violates Prop. 25

JUNE 17, 2011 By JOHN SEILER California Controller John Chiang says he’s the man who decides whether state legislators have met the Proposition 25 requirement to pass a balanced budget — or get their pay docked. So far, he’s waffling. He

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Bill Would Mandate Union Teacher Jobs 0

JUNE 2, 2011 By, KATY GRIMES An education bill is being used to increase the power of teachers’ unions. AB 515 is by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, and was heard and voted on in the Assembly this week. It appears to

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Bee's Glaring Op Ed Omission 0

Katy Grimes:  Martha Penry, “a special education teacher’s assistant in the Twin Rivers school district” wrote an op ed in today’s Sacramento Bee, defending the escalating and unsustainable spending on California’s public employee pensions, and even blamed “Wall Street greed” for the

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Gov. Brown's Budget Showdown 0

Katy Grimes: Yesterday’s May Budget Revise with Gov. Jerry Brown started off as a”No surprises” press conference. However, while the swords are still drawn in the political party duel over spending, revenue and tax increases, I am wondering if anyone

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Illegals Could Enjoy In-State Tuition 0

MAY 16, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Should illegal immigrants be allowed to access California’s higher education system at the same tuition rate as students who are legal residents of the state? That question was legislatively answered last week when the

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Griping Teachers & Bad Grammar 1

Katy Grimes: Sitting in the Capitol lunchroom Wednesday after the big Senate education hearing, I overheard some interesting comments from the teachers union activists. Wearing matching blue t-shirts that read, “CTA – We Are One,” it was evident that these

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Education Reform Dies At Capitol 0

MAY 12, 2011 By KATY GRIMES As teachers union activists descended upon the Capitol this week, it was clear that education reform was not foremost on the agenda. Instead, the priority was preserving union jobs. Wednesday, as hundreds of teachers observed

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Teacher Protestors Close Rotunda 0

Katy Grimes: In an obvious effort to one-up the February Wisconsin state house union protestors, a large, gnarly looking group of teachers union activists caused such a commotion at the state Capitol today, that the rotunda area was closed to

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Fear Tactics Dominate Budget Hearing 0

APRIL 15, 2011 By KATY GRIMES “Cuts to the California dream” are coming, California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson warned the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday. If an all-cuts budget is adopted by the Legislature, also coming

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