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California’s Educational Crisis Framed by Two Events: Walters

In case you missed it, a Superior Court Judge in Los Angeles is allowing an education lawsuit to proceed against the state. The lawsuit contends that California’s public schools have failed to adequately teach reading to some black and Latino students. Cal...
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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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Walters: Why de León’s Endorsement Coup Doesn’t Matter

Dianne Feinstein has been a stalwart of Democratic politics in California ever since her election to San Francisco city government in the 1970s. Her party credentials are without comparison. But, that apparently isn’t enough to satisfy the Democratic party ...
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California Top-Two Primary Improving Elections: Walters

Party leaders hate it. East Coast journalists think its wacky. But, in the end, California's top-two primary voting system is good for voters. That is the take from CALmatter's Dan Walters. "It does empower voters by giving them more choices than the closed...