California Schools Chief in Country Video

California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson stars in a country and western style video, "California: We do things different." This deserves to go semi-viral.


Why California's Accountability Reforms Are a Big Deal

More California exceptionalism: the state's new school funding law, and the local engagement lawmakers built into it, fundamentally change both school finance and accountability.


The U.S. and Mexico Should Help Deported Students Access College

Deported U.S.-educated college students and graduates face bureaucratic hurdles in Mexico. Binational cooperation is needed to help them, writes William Perez.


Deported 'Americans:' Products of California's Educational System

California educated thousands of students who have been deported or returned to Mexico. The state is not reaping the benefits of their education; neither is Mexico, writes William Perez.


Teachers' Unions Face 'Best and Worst' of Times

It's the best of times for California's teacher unions, and also the worst. They have solid political backing in Sacramento, but only a limited time to use it.


Paul Tough on What (Besides Tests) Should Count

In a conversation with me, Paul Tough talks about how children (really) succeed and the implications of his work as California designs a new accountability system.


LAUSD iPad Scandal Breeds Costly Distrust

The LAUSD iPad scandal has attracted the FBI's attention, but the underlying problem is the District's chronic political distrust. It's a tax on children.


What's Wrong With the Vergara Ruling

Former Long Beach and San Diego superintendent, Carl Cohn, points toward the errors in the Vergara decision on teacher tenure and due process.


'Dreamers' and the American Dream: A Thanksgiving Prayer

As our nation of immigrants gathers Thursday to give thanks, we should connect the arc of our own family history with that of the 'Dreamers,' those undocumented students trying to be American.


What Happens to Deported Students?

What happens to students raised in the United States and deported to Mexico? As President Obama issues executive order on immigration, William Perez writes from Mexico City.


The opinions expressed in On California are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.
Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments