A blog for the informed discussion of California's education policy challenges.


Jan 10th, 2011
| 03:40 PM | Teachers

Teacher tenure is one of those contentious issues that everyone seems to have an opinion about. Recently, Stephen Blum outlined many of the “positives, negatives, problems and some suggestions for tenure.” But one thing that complicates any debate over tenure is that there is virtually no...

Jan 7th, 2011
| 01:25 PM |

Governor Jerry Brown and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson were sworn into office this week and moved immediately to implement their plans for education governance and spending. According to the L.A. Times  and the...

Jan 4th, 2011
| 07:46 AM | Finance

In PACE’s view, one key principle for lasting reform in California’s education system is policies that target resources to the students and schools who need them most.  How hard is this to do?  A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (authored by Jon Sonstelie, Margaret Weston, and Heather Rose) suggests...