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Three CA Education Revenue Initiatives for November, 2012? A Comparison, Because Voters Will Probably Only Support One

A comparison of 3 ballot initiatives to fund education in CA: Molly Munger's Our Children, Our Future; Governor Brown's Schools and Public Safety Act; and the Courage Campaign's Millionaire's Tax, all of which are seeking signatures to become ballot initiatives offered to the public for votes in November, 2012. Which one? Hard to say -- the three entities should swallow their egos and combine the ... »

CA School Finance 101 Wrap-Up

Highlights from the CA School Finance 101 workshop -- a wrap-up that flags some of the most discussed issues by those in attendance. Over 70 school administrators, parents, school board members, and candidates for school board/Assembly/State Senate participated. »

Dear Governor Brown, Please Sign AB250 For High Quality Education Into Law!

This is the high quality K-12 curriculum reform we've been waiting for that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking for 21st century learning. It's what we need to keep California a leader in the worlds of art, science, technology and culture. Please join over 18 parent, educator, and community grassroots groups to urge Governor Brown to sign AB250 into law! »

California School Funding 101: How the State Funds Your School

CA State School Funding: What’s Ahead for 2011-2012? Map of the Fullerton College campus that shows parking, building info. Park for free on the first floor of the Student Parking Garage at Lemon & Fullerton College Drive, or in Staff Lot 8 spaces. Online Ticketing for SAVE THE DATE! California School Funding 101: How the State Funds Your School powered by Eventbrite Bios of the panelist... »

GOP, Tea Party Influence Permeates Local Charter School

A Southern California charter school skirts legality in a number of ways: openly partisan electioneering on school grounds/with school mascots? Cozy cronyism between charter management organization heads and politicians who could influence the school's real estate dealings? Stealth religious instruction? Keep in mind, it's taxpayer money that funds the school. »

California School Funding: What's Different Now That The May Revise Has Been Released?

Governor Jerry Brown updates Californians on the state of the budget given recent taxes received. How does it change the budget picture for schools? It softens the immediate blow for this one upcoming year, but doesn't address the funding cliff that happens if taxes are not extended after June 30, 2011. In short -- it changes nothing about the long-term picture -- we still urgently need to fund ou... »

A California School Funding Map Tool

The California School Funding Map Tool helps people find out just how much money kids attending their public schools are going to lose in state budget cuts if revenue is allowed to expire on June 30, 2011. »

CA Budget/School Funding: Where Do We Go From Here? (The Legislature)

About a dozen GOP Assembly and State Senate representatives could be the difference between an extension of crucial revenue streams or a completely unworkable all-budgets cuts that would decimate public education. Only 2 votes from each house would be needed to pass the revenue extensions in the California legislature. »

Blocking Governor Jerry Brown's Budget for California: David Koch's Americans For Prosperity, and Supermajority Rules

How did a handful of the GOP hijack the democratic process determining the state budget in California? Through "supermajority" rules and a little Americans For Prosperity astroturf meddling, that's how. Here are some possible leverage points to use when you call the GOP 5. »

5 Republicans Block June Vote on $12 Billion From Extending Current Taxes to Save California Schools

A few of the GOP state legislators who hate California schoolkids and want to deprive Californians of the chance to vote for $12 billion by extending current taxes that'll save the state's public schools: Sen. Bob Huff, 29th State Senate District and Chair of the Republican Caucus, R-Diamond Bar; Sen. Bill Emmerson, 37th State Senate District, R-Rancho Cucamonga; Tom Harman, 35th State Senate Dist... »

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