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Voluntarily retire from Twin Rivers School District, earn big bucks

Aug 25, 2013
Voluntarily retire from Twin Rivers School District, earn big bucks

In the August 24th edition of the Sacramento Bee, in the Our Region section, page B1, it was reported that one of the superintendents of the Twin Rivers School District “voluntarily resigned”, and walked away with $174,579.60.  This is apparently what his salary would have been had he actually worked till June 30 of...

California Political News and Views
LA Community College drops NRA class after six years due to new regs

  LA Community College drops NRA class after six years due to new regs Katherine Timpf, Campus Reform,  8/19/13 Faculty at Los Angeles Community College (LACC) have canceled a longstanding National Rifle Association (NRA) class thanks to new rest...

Capitol Alert
With new money, California schools report less stress

Aug 22, 2013
With new money, California schools report less stress

.With billions more dollars to spend, California's school districts are exhibiting fewer signs of financial stress, a new survey from EdSource, a California public education research organization, concludes. EdSource surveyed officials in California's...

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California Political News and Views
Who Should Teach Women’s Studies? Why Teach it at All?

  Who Should Teach Women’s Studies? Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Education, 8/21/13 “Internet feminist” Hugo Schwyzer’s recent breakdown – his word – has been ugly and public. While the Pasadena City College women’s studies pr...

Appeal Democrat
ACT says third of high school grads not college ready

WASHINGTON — Almost a third of this year's high school graduates who took the ACT tests are not prepared for college-level writing, biology, algebra or social science classes, according to data the testing company released Wednesday. The company's...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
The Education of a Food Rebel

The Education of a Food Rebel

Hi – I’m Ann Evans, one of  two authors with Georgeanne Brennan, of this blog. I’m happy announce that UC Davis Magazine Online featured a column by me today. Here’s a bit more about who I am… “I was a 17-year-old freshman … Continue reading

California Political News and Views
“Common Core” (Dumbing Down Education to Obama Standards) Adds $113 Million to Unions and Special Interest in LAUSD

  New national standards pump extra $113 million into LA Unified Annie Gilbertson, KPCC,  8/19/13 Common Core works to standardize learning goals across state lines. The Los Angeles Unified School District will soon have an extra wad of cash on h...

California Political News and Views
Rich Buy Good Private Education/Quality Private Health Care—Poor Get Government and Union Run Systems

  Medicine for the 1 percent: MD² opens Menlo Park “concierge” practice for wealthy Chris Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 8/20/13 If you’re willing to spend $18,000 per year for highly personalized primary medical care, MD...

Whos Cooking School Lunch
Sanger’s Good Food Cheerleader – Rita Macias

Sanger’s Good Food Cheerleader – Rita Macias

RITA MACIAS, FOOD SERVICE 3, WASHINGTON ACADEMIC MIDDLE SCHOOL SANGER, CA Origin: Sanger, CA “born and raised” Rita Macias, a full-time assistant cook at the Sanger Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) is the kind of positive thinker that is helping … Continue reading

Buckhorn Road
An allegory of a certain war

Aug 19, 2013

I was just going through some old papers of mine from my classroom, and I came across this gem.  See if you can figure out who is who in this scenario, and which war it is. I will decode it for you at the end if you need the help:For years, Gilber...

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