Tag Archive for California

California Needs a New Education Vision

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The iconic Helen Keller once famously stated, “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” With respect to solving our education crisis, politicians and policy experts call for all sorts of accountability measures and rating metrics. But no one is asking the really big question, “What is our mission?

Is California Broken? Lockyer and Levy Say No

In an editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times, Bill Lockyer and Stephen Levy make the case that the state of California isn’t broken.  I know that’s bound to rile up the John-and-Ken crowd, but the duo make a compelling case. From the opinion: “During the current fiscal year, general fund revenues are expected to total…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.11)

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Today was a beautiful day in Laguna Niguel. With the Sun again being out, I saw the people at the Street Corners yet again trying to call upon the generosity of the community to help them through these very trying times. One of those voices was a single mother of two children.

Prop 8 Court Case Decision Due Tomorrow

The Associated Press is reporting that the judge presiding over the Prop 8 trial has reached a decision on whether or not California’s Proposition 8 violates the Constitutional Rights of Gays and Lesbians by denying them the right to marry. From the story: “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker will issue his ruling Wednesday, said…