I Know Weather Porn When I See It

Posted April 17, 2014 by Susan J. Douglas

This winter, the sensationalized coverage of the cold distracted from the realities of climate change. Like millions of Americans this winter, as I sat in front of the TV, freezing and wrapped in a blanket, I kept waiting for the
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SFMTA Fails to Match Pro-Vision Zero Talk With Dollars

Posted April 16, 2014 by Andrew Szeto

SFMTA approved its two-year budget on April 15, but it failed to address concerns raised on the agency’s enactment of their Vision Zero goals. The budget retains the same funding proposed two weeks ago for WalkFirst and bicycle safety, nowhere
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Is the SF Chronicle Trying to Kill Public Housing?

Posted April 15, 2014 by Randy Shaw

If you think the San Francisco Chronicle’s ongoing stories criticizing the SF Housing Authority are designed to help long-suffering public housing tenants, I have a bridge to sell you. As the federal government continues to starve public housing authorities of
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New Report Rebukes Central Feature of ‘Race to the Top’

Posted April 15, 2014 by Diane Ravitch

The central feature of the Obama administration’s $5 billion “Race to the Top” program was sharply refuted last week by the American Statistical Association, one of the nation’s leading scholarly organizations. Spurred on by the administration’s combination of federal cash
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