California public schools have enjoyed relatively good fiscal times lately, but the state still provides inadequate financing for education. Pat Reilly advocates boosting per pupil expenses.


Betsy DeVos' nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education will illuminate what money buys in American politics. It is not just another battle between the education establishment and "reformers."


California wants to create a counter-narrative to the Trump Administration's social and economic policies, but the dependence on federal dollars portends a bumpy ride, as Scott Graves from the California Budget & Policy Center shows.


The nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Education faces a Senate committee next week, and thorough questioning is expected. Here, from several policy scholars, are a double handful of questions. Add your own.


Donald Trump isn't even president yet, and already he's making teaching a more difficult occupation. Trump is scaring students and teachers, too. But for the brave, he's providing teachable moments.


Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power and influence, Kristoffer Kohl and Charles Taylor Kerchner write.


We all know the grim story about Black and Latino youth. The narrative of violence, underachievement is spread through popular media and academic research. But there's another story, as John McDonald writes. New research shows men of color as thriving.


We've lost Patrick Dolanwho spent a career teaching unions and managements how to create relationships that were both just and productive. His message is more urgent now than ever.


Long Beach Unified, a leader among California school districts, wants to omit the state's performance exam for its 11th graders. Superintendent Chris Steinhauser says that the SAT exam is more useful than the state-required SBAC test.


Billionaire voucher and charter advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education has set off alarm bells. It should. Her agenda is a battle cry: one she should lose. Californians should see she is not confirmed.


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