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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 ...

Tuck vs. Thurmond in Duel Over Cal School Funding: Walters

The good news is, California is designating funding to close the educational achievement gap. The bad news is, the state resists measures to track whether that spending works. That is the analysis of CALmatters’ columnist Dan Walters on the Local Control Fu...
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State Politicians Still Up to their Sneaky Tricks: Walters

Californians like transparency when its comes to their elected leaders. Voters demanded that legislation be printed three days in advance when Proposition 54 passed in 2016. 'Mushroom Bills' Grow in the Dark But as CALmatters columnist Dan Walters notes i...