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Walters: Why Is Our 'Achievement Gap' so Stubborn?

California has poured tens of billions of additional dollars into its public schools this decade on the assumption – or hope – that they would close the state’s stubborn academic “achievement gap.” Former Gov. Jerry Brown championed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that gives school districts with large numbers...

Commentary: Legislators Spared From Living in Their Districts

Equity and logic would seem to dictate that state legislators should live in the districts they represent and thereby share their constituents’ daily experiences. State law has said as much for many decades, and from time to time, individual lawmakers have been caught registering to vote in their districts but...