Home » Posts tagged with » school districts

School Districts in Anti-Trump Areas More Likely to Keep Schools Shut: Study

School Districts in Anti-Trump Areas More Likely to Keep Schools Shut: Study

BY GQ PAN A new study suggests that it was partisan politics, not science, that dictated whether school districts reopen schools for in-person classes this fall. Researchers from the the Annenberg Institute at Brown University analyzed the reopening plans of more than 10,000, or around 75 percent, of the nation’s public school districts, trying to find which factors […]

With school revenues at record highs, why are California districts facing insolvency? Auditor offers a case study in Sacramento

With school revenues at record highs, why are California districts facing insolvency? Auditor offers a case study in Sacramento

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Here is a truth, you can never give a government agency enough money.  And the unions and special  interests can never get enough tax dollars and bond money—regardless of how poor the test scores are.  Government schools in California are failures—they professionals are PROUD that 48% […]

Ventura County School Closures for Wednesday, Dec. 13

Ventura County School Closures for Wednesday, Dec. 13

*** UPDATED TO REFLECT CHANGE OF STATUS FOR RIO SCHOOL DISTRICT *** Due to air quality concerns, some Ventura County school districts will remain closed through the remainder of this week (Dec. 13, 14 and 15). This includes school sites and classrooms operated by the Ventura County Office of Education in the Ventura, Oxnard and […]

When it comes to school districts, small is beautiful

When it comes to school districts, small is beautiful

. By David Schwartzman When it comes to school districts, bigger is not necessarily better. The number of public school districts in the United States has fallen sharply since the early 20th century: declining from 117,108 for the 1939-40 school year to 13,672 in 2014-15. While school district consolidation has slowed in recent years, the general trend continues. […]

California tax addicts set sights on property–Beware SB 1021

California tax addicts set sights on property–Beware SB 1021

They’ll use any excuse to raise your property taxes. The following editorial appeared in U-T San Diego on April 4, 2014: A common refrain in California is that it’s awfully difficult to raise taxes because of Proposition 13 and other laws. But the reality is these obstacles have often been overcome. That’s why we have […]