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LA Times: Yes on 30, No on 38

It’s newspaper endorsement season and the competing ballot measures that most benefit schools have been reviewed by the editorial board at the LA Times.  In this morning’s editions, the paper comes out for Prop 30 backed by Governor Jerry Brown and no to Prop 38 backed by Molly Munger. Expect the John and Ken crowd…

Why Sharon Quirk-Silva Needs to be Elected to the State Assembly

Whether it’s State Assembly or Congress, residents in Irvine continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to representation in Sacramento or Washington.  State Rep. Don Wagner and Congressman John Campbell place the interests of the Republican Party ahead of those of their residents of their Assembly and Congressional Districts with…

A 21st Century Purpose for K-12 Education

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With so much talk and money thrown at school reform, we should heed the advice in Daniel Pink’s best selling book ,”Drive, the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.” According to Pink, “The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.” Think for a moment about what that means for teachers, for site principals, and for students.

Rep. Sanchez’s Reaction to the SOTU

Rep. Loretta Sanchez offered her insights into tonight’s State of the Union address by President Obama.  In this exclusive statement to TheLiberalOC, Sanchez said, “It (the speech) was long and somber and in some ways very detailed.  It was a tough speech.  It’s a tough speech to give.” “The president made the case for bi-partisanship tonight,” said…

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?