School Beat: Imagining A New Funding Framework for Schools

Posted January 27, 2011 by Lisa Schiff

President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night promised a continuation of flawed education strategies while ignoring the need for truly transformative actions. Reaffirming his support for the exclusionary and unfair approach of competitive grants as embodied in the
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Global Warming; Schoolchildren of Hayes Valley …

Global Warming; Schoolchildren of Hayes Valley …

Posted January 27, 2011 by

To the Editor: I am responding somewhat to Mr. Emsley’s letter (Jan. 26) concerning his comments on global warming. There is a scientific consensus on global warming. In the scientific field of climate studies, which includes many disciplines, a consensus
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Brown Appoints Strong Consumer Advocates to PUC Commission

Posted January 26, 2011 by Randy Shaw

Governor Jerry Brown has appointed two strong consumer advocates, Michael Florio and Catherine Sandoval, to the long troubled state California Public Utilities Commission. Their bios are available here. The Commission has come under fire for lax enforcement connected to the
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This Truly Was A Centrist Speech

Posted January 26, 2011 by Slinkerwink

Ed. Note: The following was a popular Daily Kos diary from last night. The speech delivered by President Barack Obama tonight was centrist in tone, and adopted a neoliberal business-friendly approach towards our economy and getting jobs back on track
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California Northern Magazine to Hold Issue 2 Release Event

Posted January 26, 2011 by

Join a group of independent writers, poets, and photographers (including former BeyondChron.org Managing Editor Casey Mills) for a celebration of the release of Issue 2 of California Northern Magazine. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, January 27th,
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