by | Jan 16, 2020

Sacramento Over the last nine years, California has boosted its spending on public schools and community colleges by 80 percent, and the results are pretty conclusive. California’s low-income students continue to perform near the bottom of national averages. Its overall test scores…

by | Nov 14, 2019

In his iconic first novel, The Time Machine, H. G. Wells sends his Victorian protagonist 800,805 years into the future to a parasitic civilization that contributes nothing to knowledge, art, or culture. He could have cut the journey short by…

by | Sep 12, 2018

Advocates of government financial transparency hope that Missouri’s new website providing detailed information about the state’s finances will spur other states to do the same. ShowMeCheckbook.mo.gov, a play on Missouri’s Show-Me State nickname, shows state taxpayers where their money is…

by | Jan 11, 2018

Some bad ideas — and bad politicians — just won’t go away. Former California Republican Assembly leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, who was pressured to leave his top leadership post after signing on to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 10-year extension…

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