LA & San Francisco Embroiled in Political Turmoil: Walters

Los Angeles Unified epitomizes the difficulties that large urban school districts face in selecting a superintendent to guide them through troubled waters. Superintendent Michelle King resigned earlier this month and, notes CALmatters columnist Dan Walters ...

Is Sen. Dianne Feinstein Anti-Immigrant at Heart?

CALmatters columnist Dan Walters examines U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's hopscotch positions on immigration in his Jan. 25 column and places them in the context of her run for reelection against Kevin de León, th...

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...
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How is California Reacting to Tax Reform?: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters considers a few of the impending effects of the recently-passed GOP tax reform plan on California. Above all, Walters makes the point that taxes are arbitrary; subject to the ideology of those crafting the policy, b...