Education

Gov. Brown Ignores Higher Ed Crisis: Walters

In his March 25 CALmatters column, Dan Walters uses a long-shot bill in the Legislature to highlight one of his favorite topics: California’s struggling and contentious higher education system. Walters focuses on Assembly Bill 1936, authored by Assemblyman ...

Half Billion Dollars Might Not Fulfill SCCCD Promises

It has been less than two years since voters in State Center Community College District passed a $485 million bond to build new facilities and renovate old ones. But district trustees already are facing the real possibility of making changes to the projects...

California Schools That Need Help Aren’t Getting It: Walters

In his Jan. 21 CALmatters column, Dan Walters zeroes in on a troubling statistic uncovered via the dogged effort of his colleague Jessica Calefati, who covers education. Writing about the state's stumbling attempts to close the achievement and educational a...

Community Colleges Need More Programs: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters touches on one of his favorite topics: The need for expanded services at community colleges. To introduce his point, Walters reminds us of his motivation in pushing ...

Editorial: Accurate Sex Education Is a Must for Valley to Thrive

There are people in the San Joaquin Valley — even some teachers and school board trustees — who believe that public schools should not provide sex education or do as little as possible. They will conjure up whatever excuse they can to avoid teaching "the fa...
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