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Analysis: What Jann Murray-Garcia Teaches Us on the GATE/AIM Issue

Aug 3, 2015
Analysis: What Jann Murray-Garcia Teaches Us on the GATE/AIM Issue

I want to start my analysis of her latest column by stating that, of all of the great people we have in the community, Jann Murray-Garcia ranks in my view at or very near the top in terms of those I admire. I have known her for over a decade and she has been...

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Davis Vanguard
Wolk Addresses Questions About His Assembly Candidacy

Aug 3, 2015
Wolk Addresses Questions About His Assembly Candidacy

With the announcement in mid-July that Bill Dodd would run for the State Senate, less than a year after he won his seat in the Assembly, the door was opened for candidates to fill his seat. Quickly emerging was Dan Wolk, the Mayor of Davis who finished third in the 2014 primary and two-time...

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Davis Vanguard
Eye on the Courts: Fixing Our Criminal Justice System

Aug 3, 2015
Eye on the Courts: Fixing Our Criminal Justice System

Last week, we reported on research from University of Michigan economics professor Michael Mueller-Smith who, upon examining court records from Harris County, Texas, from 1980 to 2009 found that each year in prison reduces the odds of post-release employment by 24 percent and increases the odds of living on public assistance. In tracking what...

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Farm Fresh Veggies, Right!

Farm Fresh Veggies, Right!

We stopped at the Urban Farm Stand on Lake Washington Boulevard this morning to purchase some beautiful fresh harvest veggies. There are 3 farms located behind the stand in the lot next door to the fire station. They plan to be there selling their fr...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Exposing the Dark Underbelly

Aug 2, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Exposing the Dark Underbelly

As we celebrate the Vanguard’s ninth anniversary of its founding, few of our current readers probably are aware that when we launched the Vanguard on its blogspot site back in 2006, it carried the cynical subtitle: “A vivid description of the dark underbelly of the People’s Republic of Davis.” The entire name, The People’s...

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Davis Vanguard
Diversity as a Guise for Inequality? Jann Murray-Garcia’s Take on GATE/AIM

Aug 2, 2015
Diversity as a Guise for Inequality? Jann Murray-Garcia’s Take on GATE/AIM

Today in her column, Jann Murray-Garcia reemerges in the GATE/AIM debate, laying out a history of her concerns about the program. As we continue our evaluation and analysis of the program, Dr. Murray-Garcia lays out these concerns from a different perspective. She writes that, back in 2002, “as president of a small community organization...

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Davis Vanguard
Fourth Planned Parenthood Tape – A Gynecologist ‘s View

Fourth Planned Parenthood Tape – A Gynecologist ‘s View

by Tia Will As these links are posted, I think it important that each be seen not solely through the eyes of the Daleiden group, which is conducting “investigative journalism” not through any attempt to answer the question of whether or not Planned Parenthood is involved in any illegal activities but rather starting with...

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Davis Vanguard
My View: Nine Years of the Vanguard from Buzayan to Ferguson

Aug 1, 2015
My View: Nine Years of the Vanguard from Buzayan to Ferguson

A few months ago someone asked me why the Vanguard focused so heavily on Ferguson and police issues that are so far away from us. I reminded them that the Vanguard was actually born nine years ago (this past week) from police issues. In our time, police issues have been a recurring theme. In...

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Davis Vanguard
Don’t blame the Achievement Gap on AIM

Don’t blame the Achievement Gap on AIM

By Alicia Silva At the June 4th School Board Meeting, a group of researchers who had volunteered to analyze the district’s magnet programs gave a presentation on the AIM program. In their written report, they reported no statistically significant effect of the AIM program on STAR scores for students in the program or out...

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Davis Vanguard
A Year After Ferguson, Little Has Changed

A Year After Ferguson, Little Has Changed

By Dennis Parker It has been a year since the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri galvanized the nation and the world. Any fears that the passage of time would relegate the issues of police abuses inflicted upon people of color and the importance of respecting the intrinsic value of Black lives to the back...

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