Judge orders union to halt UC campus strikes

Judge orders union to halt UC campus strikes

As the sun set last Friday, sanity returned briefly to California when a judge told University of California employees to end a strike aimed at disrupting the last few weeks of the school year. In ordering members of United Auto Workers Local 4811 back to work, Orange County Superior Court Judge Randall Sherman sided with...

By Will Swaim

Can an Abundance Agenda Unite Business?

Can an Abundance Agenda Unite Business?

Scarcity and high prices are not an inevitable fact of life in California. They are the result of political choices. For nearly 50 years, and with escalating severity that shows no sign of abating, politicians in California have enacted legislation that is explicitly responsible for unaffordable housing, unreliable and expensive energy, and chronic shortages of...

By Edward Ring

Bakersfield Sets Example for Other Cities in Holding Protester Accountable

Bakersfield Sets Example for Other Cities in Holding Protester Accountable

Bakersfield’s City Council Meeting took an unexpected turn recently when Bakersfield resident Riddhi Patel threatened the mayor and council members and was subsequently arrested. Patel attended the meeting to support the ratification of the United Liberation Front’s proposed resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza, but her remarks quickly devolved into an expletive-filled diatribe about the...

By Abby Lehnig, Christian Mayer

Higher Education Doesn’t Have to Happen on a College Campus

Higher Education Doesn’t Have to Happen on a College Campus

With my children slowly matriculating through K-12 schools, my wife and I have wrestled with the wisdom of sending them to college. We’re both college graduates, but we are concerned by the inflated costs, diminished value of degrees, and institutions surrendering to radical ideologies. Many jobs no longer require a four-year degree, and online education...

By Lance Christensen

California Lawmakers Sacrifice Education for Politics with AB 1955

California Lawmakers Sacrifice Education for Politics with AB 1955

While California faces a significant decline in educational outcomes, student enrollment, and a fiscal crisis, progressives in the state legislature are more concerned with targeting parents than improving schools. Assembly Bill 1955, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Ward (D-San Diego), aims to ban parental notification policies passed by a growing number of California school districts over...

By Andrew Davenport

CLEO Director Mari Barke Testifies before Congress

CLEO Director Mari Barke Testifies before Congress

On June 4, 2024, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing on “The Consequences of Biden’s Border Chaos for K-12 Schools.” Mari Barke, Director of CPC’s California Local Elected Officials, testified before the Subcommittee on the impact of illegal immigration on California’s K-12...

By California Policy Center

Forest Thinning Adds Millions of Acre-Feet to California’s Water Supply

Forest Thinning Adds Millions of Acre-Feet to California’s Water Supply

Practical solutions to California’s energy and water shortages will always have a better chance of being implemented if they adhere to the limitations placed upon them by the climate lobby. Thankfully there are numerous solutions, strategic in their impact, that would fulfill this criteria. Sadly, however, most of them remain controversial. Examples of climate compliant...

By Edward Ring

Special Book Signing Event with Author Dr. Corey DeAngelis

Special Book Signing Event with Author Dr. Corey DeAngelis

Join California Policy Center for a special book signing event with author Dr. Corey DeAngelis on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Orange County. DeAngelis’s new book, The Parent Revolution: Rescuing Your Kids from the Radicals Ruining Our Schools, takes readers inside the parent movement like no one else can. DeAngelis has traveled from state to state, leading one of the most effective...

By California Policy Center

The Abundance Mindset

The Abundance Mindset

If energy powers modern civilization, then water gives it life. And in California, for at least the last 20 years, with escalating severity, life has been tough. There isn’t enough water to go around. Water scarcity is not being forced upon Californians by climate change. Like so many other fundamental challenges Californians must endure –...

By Edward Ring

AB 1955’s assault on parental rights and local school boards

AB 1955’s assault on parental rights and local school boards

Just when you think California legislators can’t thumb their noses at parents any harder, Assemblyman Christopher Ward (D-San Diego) introduced a bill this week that aims to strip control from local school boards. Ward’s AB 1955 — the Orwellian-named SAFETY Act — is an attempt to override the parental notification policies passed by a growing number of...

By California Policy Center

The Crossroads of Kern County

The Crossroads of Kern County

With chronic uncertainty over water allocations for farm irrigation, and relentless and escalating regulatory assaults on its oil industry, the biggest economic sectors of Kern County are threatened. The irony is thick. Food and fuel are the prerequisites for civilization – the enabling foundation for California’s entire much broader and often spectacular economy – and...

By Edward Ring

Three Wins for Common Sense

Three Wins for Common Sense

In a significant win for parental rights this week, the Jurupa Unified School Board agreed to pay California teacher Jessica Tapia $360,000 to settle her lawsuit for wrongful termination. The case has drawn national attention to the plight of teachers being illegally directed by California education officials to keep secrets from parents when their child...

By California Policy Center

Only Unity Can Challenge Environmentalism, Inc.

Only Unity Can Challenge Environmentalism, Inc.

The California Environmental Quality Act was passed by the state legislature in 1971. At that time, it was the first legislation of its kind in the nation, if not the world. Its original intent was to “inform government decisionmakers and the public about the potential environmental effects of proposed activities and to prevent significant, avoidable environmental damage.”...

By Edward Ring

Julie Su gets grilled in Congress with CPC report

Julie Su gets grilled in Congress with CPC report

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su testified in front of the House Education and Workforce Committee last week and it’s worth your time to watch the grilling she received from California Congresswoman Michelle Steel. Rep. Steel began her questioning by introducing California Policy Center president Will Swaim’s recent reporting on Su, which she entered into the Congressional Record. “I...

By California Policy Center