Abolishing School Police Should be Part of Reopening Plans

School districts, teachers and policymakers across California are determining how to get more students back to in-person learning as safely as possible. While these conversations are important, the continued decriminalization of Black and Brown students, and t...

Walters: A Trifecta for Children?

Gavin Newsom’s website is topped by a photo of him talking to a group of children, and he has repeatedly stressed that as a governor and a father, he considers nurturing them to be one of hishighest priorities. Twice in recent weeks, Newsom has acted to pro...
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What Is California Doing Right? Community Colleges.

Dan Walters might be the most high-profile media advocate for community colleges in California. "Low-cost, conveniently located community colleges are the primary gateway into post-high school job training a...
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Who Are Real Poverty Pimps? They’re Democrats: Walters

By most metrics, California has a poverty problem. One out of every five Golden Staters lives below the “line,” which recently has been recalibrated and no longer masks the truth. CALmatter’s Dan Walters opines that he knows the main culprit in his July 22 ...