It’s unfortunate — but nevertheless political reality — that the Capitol almost never moves beyond money in its perpetual debate over how California’s 6 million-plus public school students should be educated.While money is certainly important, it’s just as certainly not the only factor, and likely not even the most important one, in how well students fare. Read More
Her name is Kelley Williams-Bolar. She’s 40, a college student, a teachers aide and a single mom. And, on Jan. 15, she became a convicted felon.
Here’s how this sorry state of affairs came about. Williams-Bolar lives in an Akron, Ohio, public housing project. In addition to attending college, she worked at an Akron high school as a teaching assistant. Sounds like a solid, law-abiding citizen, right? Read More
It ought to shame a nation to let generation after generation after of its children grow up without learning to read, do essential math, and know the most important highlights of their country's history. Read More
Thousands of people gathered in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza this evening for the Bay Area's largest event of today's "Day of Action" against cuts to California's public education system. Students, teachers and other school staff and supporters were estimated to have gathered for an event called the "Rally for California's Future." Read More