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Can California Afford Newsom's Vision for Schools? Here's Your K-12 Primer.

Early childhood education. A top-tier national ranking for K-12 per-pupil spending. A data system that would track kids from nursery school through state universities. California’s Legislature won’t reconvene until 2019, but the Christmas wish list for public schools  is already long and pricey. On the first day of session, Democratic lawmakers...

Parents & Kids Pay Big Price for Broken Preschool Promise

Since the 1990s, California’s leaders have promised to make preschool universal for every child. Maybe they’ll actually do it by the time I have grandchildren. It’s already too late for my own kids. The youngest of my three sons graduated from preschool last week. I celebrated by writing my final...