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The Sandstorm: The Kids Most Definitely Are Not All Right

The Sandstorm: The Kids Most Definitely Are Not All Right

by Larry Sand | For Kids & Country On the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), or “nation’s report card,” test scores in both reading and math declined for 13-year-old students, the first drop registered in 50 years. The test showed that the decline was concentrated among the lowest performing students. Peggy Carr, commissioner […]

LAUSD – Student Centered Funding, School Choice and Racism

LAUSD – Student Centered Funding, School Choice and Racism

By Larry Sand   When the Los Angeles school board met last week, one of the items on its agenda was voting on the new Student Centered Funding (SCF) plan. As California Policy Center’s Chantal Lovell explained several weeks ago, SCF authorizes school principals to make decisions as to how district-allocated funds are spent, with […]

Due Process, DeVos, and the Courts

Due Process, DeVos, and the Courts

  By KC Johnson As the U.S. Department of Education considers the public comments to its proposed Title IX regulations, it’s worth considering how much the ground has shifted on questions related to Title IX and campus due process in the last two years. Six years of relentless pressure from the Obama administration’s Office for […]

“A choice not an echo” for Public school education

“A choice not an echo” for Public school education

    By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   February 23rd was a joyous occasion in Antioch California. Utilizing bonds from the State, ground was broken on the construction building the new home for Rocketship Charter School. It was all smiles as Mayor Sean Wright and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Richard Pagono led the brigade of gold shovels […]

Grateful Regards, Mr. President

Grateful Regards, Mr. President

  By Deborah Baber Savalla I had faith in Donald Trump as a leader before he was elected our 45th President. My faith and confidence in his leadership has only grown over the past year as win-after-win is notched for the American people. Just today, the day before the first anniversary of his inauguration, President […]

DeVos Outlines Plan to Overhaul Obama-Era Title IX Enforcement

DeVos Outlines Plan to Overhaul Obama-Era Title IX Enforcement

BY: Rachel Frommer September 7, 2017 1:58 pm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos outlined Thursday her plan to overhaul the Obama administration’s “failed system” of Title IX enforcement, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination and harassment in education. Speaking at the George Mason University (GMU) Antonin Scalia Law School, DeVos called for a “better way” for […]

A confirmed Betsy DeVos is bringing change By Richard Eber

A confirmed Betsy DeVos is bringing change By Richard Eber

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Senate Democrats were proud of their progressive actions in casting all 48 ballots against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to become President Trump’s choice to be Secretary of Education. It took a tie breaker vote by Vice-President Mike Pence to put her over the top […]

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Feb 3-11) Week 3

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Feb 3-11) Week 3

By Michael Hernandez   Friday, Feb. 3 (Day 15): U.S. District Court declares Trump’s executive order immigrant ban illegal Judge James Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington issues a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump and the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security banning the immigration executive order. […]

Local education veteran Paul White responds to LA Times editorial on Betsy DeVos

Local education veteran Paul White responds to LA Times editorial on Betsy DeVos

By Paul White  . Have no fear about Betsy DeVos, little LA Times editorial board.   .  http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-betsy-devos-senate-confirmation-20170207-story.html  . Betsy DeVos at her worst will not be 1/10  as bad as the losers and incompetents who have destroyed LA public schools – individuals the Times has supported for decades:  Cortines, Brewer, Deazy, Eli Broad, et al.  […]

Why Are Republicans Backing Betsy DeVos?

Why Are Republicans Backing Betsy DeVos?

. By Thomas L. Knapp US president Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, faces a great deal of opposition to her confirmation. Most of that opposition comes from Democratic politicians and Democratic organizations. But if both parties stuck to their stated principles and goals, the Senate would vote 100-0 against her nomination. […]