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


May 12th, 2011
| 01:40 PM | Finance

It looks as though the day of reckoning is finally at hand.  (See here for background).    Governor Brown is set to issue his budget revise next Monday, and then the dogs will be off the leash.  In his campaign the Governor promised not to raise taxes without a vote of the people.  But Republicans have refused to assent...

May 10th, 2011
| 03:52 PM |

Budget Updates
For the past several weeks, the tension between Democrats and Republicans has motivated Democrats to campaign heavily in Republican districts to persuade these constituents to support Brown’s budget plan. As reported by the...

May 6th, 2011
| 04:04 PM | Assessment & Accountability

The current rhetorical convention to describe what we want students to know and be able to do asserts that students should leave high school “ready for college and careers.”  There is some agreement about what it means to be ready for college (see here and here...