Tag Archive for California Budget

A Letter to IUSD School Board, Schools Chief

Got this via email: April 3, 2008 Trustees of the Irvine Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Gwen Gross Irvine Unified School District 5050 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 Dear Trustees and Dr. Gwen Gross: As concerned parents as well as members of the Executive Board of the Irvine Council PTA, we the undersigned respectfully request…

California Republicans out of step with State’s Residents

Figures doesn’t it? It looks as if California Republicans are attempting to make immigration the wedge issue for the 2008 election year. Rather than make tough choices, Republicans have introduced twenty plus new laws to reign in immigration and perpetuate the idea that all our budget woes can be squarely blamed on illegal immigrants.  And…

Just Run for Governor Already

When I lived in Boston in the heyday of the Massachusetts Miracle, WRKO Radio featured an afternoon talk show featuring Jerry Williams, a radio personality who led a fight to repeal the Bay State’s seatbelt law; Howie Carr, a columnist for the Murdoch-owned Boston Herald; and Barbara Anderson from the group Citizens for Limited Taxation. …

Cutting Education But Requiring the Pledge

Here’s a cute post from the Flash Report; its a summary of bad bills and good ones (hint: all the bad ones are from Democrats and the good ones from Republicans, in case you were wondering). FR statehouse writer Meredith Turney penned this ditty: “These bills are just the tip of the iceberg, but I…

1,836 Teachers Expected to be Laid off in Orange County School Districts

While school districts shuffle the numbers and figure out their final counts, it stands that 1,836 teachers will receive pink slips in Orange County School Districts. The OC Register has the numbers by the districts… Anaheim Elementary: 75 temporary teachers Anaheim Union High: 99 Brea Olinda Unified: 25 full-time, temporary and probationary teachers Buena Park:…