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Mona Vakilifathi

Mona Vakilifathi is a Researcher at Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), providing weekly updates of political events pertaining to California’s education system on PACE’s “Conditions of Education in California” blog. Mona is also a Research Analyst at the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University, assisting with data collection and data analysis for projects pertaining to teacher support, retention and evaluation as well as school leadership roles and responsibilities. Mona’s research interests include the politics of education, education policymaking, and American politics.

Jul 11th, 2011 | 02:16 PM

After Governor Brown’s veto of the first proposed state budget two weeks ago, he assured Democrats and the public that he would be able to negotiate with Republicans in passing his new budget proposal, including his tax extensions. However, according to the L.A. Times and the...

Jun 29th, 2011 | 03:40 PM

After the unexpected veto from Governor Brown last week, state policymakers continued to struggle this week negotiating for a budget that allows for an election regarding the tax extensions.
In response to Brown’s veto, Democrats have been waiting for Brown to garner the appropriate number of Republican votes, as reported by the KQED...