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Teachers Deserve More Pay, Respect: Zakaria

Teachers in states across the country have walked out of classrooms in recent months to draw attention to low wages and a lack of support from lawmakers — and by extension, the voting public. In his May 18 commentary, Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakari...
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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 ...
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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...
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