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


Apr 18th, 2011
| 10:52 AM

Budget Updates
Governor Brown continues to travel throughout the state to promote and generate support among educators for a special election this June regarding his budget proposal and the tax extensions, as reported by The Sacramento Bee, in two articles here and...

Apr 11th, 2011
| 02:25 PM

Budget Update
This week, Governor Brown ceased his negotiations with Republican legislators after failing to find common ground with Republicans regarding his budget proposal, as reported by The Sacramento Bee, the KQED...

Apr 7th, 2011
| 07:55 AM | Assessment & Accountability

For more than 50 years education reformers have worried that American students were falling behind—successively—the Russians, Japanese, Chinese, Singaporeans, and Finns in their mastery of mathematics.  The passage of NDEA was spurred by the fear that the U.S. was falling behind in the space race, and the proposed remedy was improvement in math and science instruction.