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Real Democrats don’t back school reform, apparently. Or maybe the message is that Democrats don’t let Democrats shake up the school scene. In any case, real Democrats clearly aren’t allowed to disagree with the California Teachers Assn....
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SACRAMENTO -- A key Assembly committee has approved legislation that would expedite the dismissal process for California teachers accused of misconduct. Under current law, teachers who are fired can appeal their case to a three-member panel consisting...
PolitiCalThe battle for the Bay Area Assembly seat being vacated by Joan Buchanan next year will be a typical Capitol struggle, with labor-backed candidates squaring off against more business-friendly moderates. What will make next year’s race a bit...
PolitiCalA California lawmaker has revived legislation to speed the dismissal process for teachers who sexually abuse students. The proposal, prompted by the the sexual abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, died in committee last session...
PolitiCalMayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a cameo appearance in an online ad for Proposition 32, and he’s not happy about it....
PolitiCalRepublican lawmakers on Friday mounted an unsuccessful effort to revive a bill that would speed the dismissal process for teachers who engage in sexual abuse. The bill, SB 1530 by state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), had been rejected by the......
PolitiCalA former Democratic lawmaker takes on California's largest teachers union in a new ad for Proposition 32, the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics. In a two-minute Web video posted on YouTube this week,...
PolitiCalA California Teachers Union ordered its pollster to stop working for proponents of a tax initiative that is competing with one proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The California Teachers Association made the demand of The Mellman Group after it did polls for...
PolitiCalThe California Teachers Assn. has endorsed Republican Paul Strickland for an open Assembly District seat. His status as an elected local school board member who is liked by teachers was cited as the reason by the organization that usually aligns with...
Teachers unions have a well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout. With a nearly unparalleled ability to raise cash and organize their ranks, they have elected school boards, influenced legislation and helped set the public school agenda in...
SACRAMENTO -- Grading teachers based on how much their students learn should be a no-brainer. In fact, state law for more than three decades has required that pupil progress be one of the factors in evaluating teachers. But, as it turns out, when...
L.A. NOWDespite opposition from powerful teachers unions, the state Senate today approved a measure to make California more competitive for billions of dollars in federal education grants. The measure, which now goes to the Assembly, would allow students at poor-...
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