Tag Archive for Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Devil in the Details of the CUSD Strike

I’ve been writing about Capistrano Unified School District and the struggles with our current Board of Trustees. The teachers went on strike Thursday even as talks began regarding the contract imposed by the CUSD Board of Trustees.

The details are important because they seem to be getting lost in translation between the media, the administration, the union and the parents. The issue is that Teachers are willing to take pay cuts, they just don’t want them to be permanent. There are other issues as well, which I’ve written about but the real issue is the board, who funded their race and the ultimate goal of a number of organizations to privatize our public education system.

Race to the Top-Buyers Beware

While our local districts are comprised of well intentioned, highly educated and reflective leaders who are doing their best to find resources to fill the budget shortfall, we are perplexed that some districts (60% state-wide) agreed to submit a “Memorandum Of Understanding” with the Governor’s Office to participate in California’s application for the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program.

Newsom Campaign Slams Brown Over His Fundraising For Republicans

Yesterday, Newsom For California Campaign Manager Nick Clemons slammed Attorney General Jerry Brown for his appearance last Thursday as a guest of honor at a fundraising event for the right-wing Republican San Bernardino District Attorney Mike Ramos. The event raised nearly $100,000 for this former appointee of George W. Bush and former Campaign Chairman for Arnold Schwarzenegger. The…

Democratic Weekly Address: Focus on the Budget

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Budget Chair Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) calls on the governor to sign off on responsible budget measures that solve the budget deficit and put an end to California’s issuance of expensive IOU’s. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8o8IgVbCw[/youtube]