Posts Tagged ‘california’

Instapundit: Kids lose their summer break due to impenetrable bureaucratic mess of NEA-dominated CA public education

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Instapundit:

A PUBLIC-SCHOOL NIGHTMARE: Kids lose their summer break due to impenetrable bureaucratic mess. “A bureaucratic boondoggle in the western San Bernardino County, California school district will cost the students their summer breaks – the schools inadvertently introduced a school-time shortfall amounting to two school days’ worth of instruction time over the entire school year. Due to a quirk of regulation, they have to keep the schools in session for an extra thirty four days or lose $7 million in funding.”

NRO’s Mark Hemingway uses Sacramento Bee as example of ‘why newspapers are dying;’ paper removes editorial initially ridiculing voters for voting down tax increases

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

NRO:  The title of all-new Sacremanto Bee editorial is “Editorial: Time for reform – not for blame now voters have judged leaders; how will leaders take their rebuke?” Title of original editorial (content taken down at paper’s Web site, but NRO has the text):  “You did it! Uh, so what now?”

Rhodes Cook — CALIFORNIA: THE KEY TO THE ELECTORAL LOCK

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Rhodes Cook:

For Republicans to have any real hope of a comeback in the next presidential election, that will have to change. Over the last few decades, whichever party won California was highly competitive nationally, and the vast majority of the time also won the White House. Meanwhile, whichever party lost California had to struggle hard to cobble together an Electoral College majority that left them little room for error. (more…)

CA: Look at State Spending from Gov. Pete Wilson to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Reason Foundation:

California is mired in perhaps its worst fiscal crisis ever and two questions are on the minds of
policymakers and taxpayers: (1) “How did we get here?” and (2) “How do we solve the problem?”
The scope of this paper is primarily focused on the first question and will examine data covering the stewardship of the past three governors: Pete Wilson, Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.1 (more…)