Thanks for the Refugees

Most of us, or our ancestors, came from somewhere else, and mostly we're thankful we did. We just have a hard time extending that gift to others.

Tax Proposals Would Lift California's Low School Funding

By almost any measure, California ranks low in its support for K-12 education. Several tax proposals would help stabilize financing.

A Peace Plan for the L.A. Charter School War

It may be possible to head off the looming charter school war, but peace needs a plan. My five-point scheme starts by understanding that all politics are local.

Charters and Dollars Don't Constitute a Plan

Charters and rich folk were made for each other. I've got nothing against either. But we need to get real about what kind of education system they would create.

Is the Charter School War Necessary?

Charter schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District don't have to act as adversaries, but each has to change, according to Robin Lake and Paul Hill.

Columbia's Escuela Nueva Model Could Work in California

International policy scholar Tom Luschei looks to Latin America for targeted interventions that work with students in poverty. Colombia's Escuela Nueva could benefit our children, he says.

For an Educational Model, California Should Look to Cuba

In many ways California is a northern extension of Latin America, writes Tom Luschei. And it could learn a lot from Cuba.

What Kind of Country Would California Be? Very Unequal

California's bigger than many countries. International education scholar Tom Luschei begins a series of posts asking what kind of country would it be? Very unequal.

What Are Charter Schools Good for?

The question is not whether charters are good schools, but what they represent in the effort to reform and rebuild public education in California.

First Steps Toward Decentralization in L.A.

Reformers have sought to decentralize L.A. schools for nearly half a century. Outgoing Superintendent Ray Cortines is trying a new plan. How's it going?

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