On Tuesday, August 22, IBEW 1245 members from across the public sector packed Weakley Hall to learn about the growing attack on public sector unions and IBEW 1245’s strategy to defend and build our house through Volunteer Organizing Committees (VOC) Read More »
(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main)
It should have been a cakewalk. Instead, Steve Zimmer, the progressive school board president of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), who was running for his third term and enjoyed the Read More »
(This piece first appeared in the Diane Ravitch’s Blog)
Laura Chapman discovered the list of staff hired to work at the U.S. Department of Education. All of the appointments to date are political cronies of Trump or DeVos. None of Read More »
Brett Bymaster, a Silicon Valley electrical engineer, was optimistic when Rocketship Education, a non-profit charter school chain, began building its flagship Mateo Sheedy elementary school next to his San Jose home in 2007. He and his family lived in a Read More »
Aimee Roylance was thrilled when her son was accepted into Livermore Valley Charter School in 2010. The traditional public schools in their part of the Bay Area were cash-strapped and struggling, and the K-8 charter school, with a waiting list Read More »
So-Called Prop 187 Effect is Really the Labor Union Effect
An August 27, 2016 NY Times article on Latino voting (“As Trump Repels Minority Voters; GOP Fears its Future in the West,”), echoes a common but wrong explanation for Latino Read More »
Go into any grocery store this time of year and you’re sure to find an abundance of neatly packed cartons of blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. For many it’s a hallmark of summer.
Beneath the sweetness of these berries, though, lies Read More »
Residents of Montclair, New Jersey, have every reason to be concerned about a new charter school being proposed in their town.
One of the school’s advisors works for the nation’s largest charter school network, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), which Read More »