An Agenda to Realign California Politics

By Edward Ring
12/22/2020
When it comes to California’s political dysfunction, over and over, the story’s already been told. Failing schools, crumbling infrastructure. Highest taxes, highest unemployment, and highest cost-of-living. Hostile business climate. Crippling, punitive regulations and fees. Widest gap between rich and poor. Burning forests, lawless streets. Record numbers of homeless. Unaffordable housing. Water rationing, electricity blackouts. And...

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How to Realign California Politics

By Edward Ring
09/28/2020
The working class, which still constitutes a supermajority of California’s voters, is being destroyed by the policies enacted by California’s government. This is why political realignment in California can happen fast. In three fundamental areas, public education, land use, and energy infrastructure, California’s current policies are destroying lives, livelihoods, and land. And in all three...

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California Teachers Union on Trial

By Mark Bucher
02/06/2014
A trial began last week in Los Angeles challenging the state laws granting teacher tenure after 18 months, “last-in, first-out” layoff laws, and the elaborate dismissal procedures which make it virtually impossible for teachers to be laid off. Together, these teacher protections result in far too many grossly ineffective teachers who cannot be fired. The...

TAGS: california public schools, California Teachers Association, Vergara v California