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New measures demand attention


Last week voters across the country approved measures that will change the face of American education. In California, Proposition 30 passed, allowing for a tax increase on the wealthiest Californians to fund K-12 schools as well as state colleges and universities. In Washington and Georgia, voters passed a law to allow charter schools to operate, […]

Endorsement: Yes on Prop 30


The debate between Propositions 30 and 38 is intensifying for California residents. Unfortunately, neither proposition is perfect. Prop. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s measure, plans to increase taxes on the richest Californians to help close the budget gap, generating revenue for schools and local public safety programs. Prop. 38, lawyer Molly Munger’s proposal, would raise the […]

California’s schools need more direct aid


American schools — from the elementary to college level — are struggling with a financial crisis that is leading to alarming drops in access and quality. But more importantly, none of them are in agreement about what approach is needed to find a solution.